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Category Archive: Constitution

27 April – did you know these 10 facts about Freedom Day?

10 facts about Freedom Day

We celebrate Freedom Day every year – but how much do you know about it? April is a wonderful month, packed with public holidays (especially if you count 1 May – Workers’ Day, although this year it falls on a Saturday so it doesn’t feel as much like a holiday). But how much do you […]

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Supreme Court of Appeal officially recognises Muslim marriages

Reprinted from, by Norman Cloete – 2020-12-19 Picture Noor Slamdien/African News Agency In what has been hailed a landmark victory for the recognition of Muslim marriages, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruled that the Marriage Act 25 of 1961 and the Divorce Act 70 of 1979, are inconsistent with the Constitution. The SCA […]

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Nuisance law – when an odour mushrooms out of control

How the stench from a neighbouring mushroom farm became a court case Case law is the bane of every law student’s existence. Unlike statutory law, which is straightforward legislation and generally unambiguous, case law involves the analysis of previous legal decisions to analyse a new case and resolve ambiguities. The study of case law is […]

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