Category: Constitutional Court

Hate speech constitutionality: Final decision delivered

Qwelane v SA Human Rights Commission Constitutional Court in considering the constitutionality of hate speech unanimously decided to set aside the order of the SCA and inter alia declared that section 10(1) of the Equality Act...

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Quantifying back-pay: Material mistake

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Criminal civil contempt: Unsuspended committal & costs

State Capture Judicial Commission v Zuma Criminal civil contempt proceedings and by a majority the constitutional court found that the Commission had not followed an improper or unconstitutional process and declared in para...

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Costs labour matters: Applying general rule?

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Compensating procedural unfairness: Discretionary award

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Interpreting contracts holistically: Text context purpose

University of Johannesburg v Auckland Park Theological Seminary In confirming that the process of interpreting contracts must be done holistically the constitutional court repeated that ‘the inquiry into delectus personae...

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Developing common law: Paying in instalments?

MEC: Health, Gauteng Provincial Government v PN Developing common law in at least two respects considered by the constitutional court and allowed an appeal and decided that the power to develop the common law arose under...

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Discriminatory bequest unlawful: Constitution s39(2) interpreted

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Privacy rights confirmed: Surveillance and interception?

AmaBhungane CIJ NPC v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Privacy rights confirmed by constitutional court and pointed out that state agencies are empowered to “gather, correlate, evaluate and analyse” intelligence and...

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Self-incrimination analysed: Commission privileges explained

State Capture Commission v Zuma Constitutional court analysed self-incrimination and decided that witnesses before a commission may claim privilege against self-incrimination but they must raise the question of privilege with...

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Concurrent jurisdiction considered: Unlawful employment termination?

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Free expression examined: No absolute constitutional rights

Economic Freedom Fighters v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Constitutional Court examined free expression and emphasised that a less restrictive means of proscribing constitutionally objectionable incitement is the...

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