Domestic workers’ rights

Domestic worker

Compensation for work-related injuries There are 869,000 domestic workers in South Africa, comprising 5.2% of the population, as at the end of March, 2024. Many of us rely on domestic workers to relieve us of the burden of cleaning our own homes, looking after our children, and perhaps cooking our meals. For many workers, women […]

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ConCourt Recognition of Muslim Marriage a Victory for Women and Children’s Rights

ConCourt Muslim Marriage

Reprinted from Mondaq, by Aslam Moosajeeand Shenaaz Munga – 2022-08-03 On 28 June 2022, the Constitutional Court, in Women’s Legal Centre Trust v President of the Republic of South Africa and Others, held that the non-recognition of Muslim marriages infringes upon the rights of Muslim women and their children to dignity, equality, access to courts and the best interests […]

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Court rules in favour of consumer in credit case

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A temporary lapse in making payments does not justify repossessing a vehicle A recent judgment in the Western Cape High Court brings the values of our Constitution to the realm of consumer credit agreements. The law, and constitutional law in particular, can seem lofty and dense at times. The provisions of the Bill of Rights […]

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To jab or not to jab?

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Is mandatory vaccination constitutional? Are you vaccinated against COVID-19? While we all long for the national state of disaster to finally be lifted and life to get back to normal, and vaccines are the only viable way for that to happen without a long wait for the virus to exhaust itself, many people still have […]

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