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Category Archive: Human rights

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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Lockdown rights enforced for residents of informal settlements in Cape Town

The power of social media is immense. So much more than a mere communication tool, it’s a cornerstone of citizen journalism and can be one of the most effective ways in which ordinary people can tell important stories as they happen. What’s more, content posted on social media can be the grounds for legal action […]

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Forget Gareth Cliff, a constitutional law expert shares views on alcohol ban, curfew

Whatever your views on the alcohol ban and curfew, this is the opinion on the potential constitutionality or otherwise of the latest lockdown regulations. It is unfortunate that the irresponsible actions of a minority have deprived the majority of South Africans, who have maturely observed the rules and patiently waited for each small concession, of […]

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Human Rights in a time of pandemic

How might COVID19 impact or even restrict our human rights? This weekend was Human Rights Day, and we observe and reflect on human rights throughout the month of March. But March 2020 is like no other in recent history. As a nation and as a global community we face a threat that, like human rights, […]

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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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