Category: Dignity equality freedom

Absolution from instance: Test to be applied

NJ v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services SCA allowed the appeal against the order granting absolution from the instance and referred to a further aspect of the evidence to which the high court did not have proper...

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High intolerability threshold: Reinstatement primary remedy

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Claiming defamatory process: Proper factual basis

Joseph v City of Cape Town In upholding various exceptions to the pleaded case claiming a defamatory disciplinary process the high court decided that the pleading falls signally short of compliance with Uniform Rule 18(10),...

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Reviewing senior appointment: Preferred job requirements?

George Municipality v Van Staden The George municipality sought the reviewing and setting aside of the appointment of a senior manager in March 2017 because of a directive from the public protector but the high court declined to...

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Protecting indigenous languages: Unjustified limitation (2)?

Chairperson of the Council of UNISA v AfriForum NPC Constitutional Court was concerned with protecting indigenous languages and a fundamental right in section 29(2) of the Constitution and a trilogy of cases on the policy of...

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Protecting indigenous languages: Unjustified limitation(1)?

Chairperson of the Council of UNISA v AfriForum NPC Constitutional Court was concerned with protecting indigenous languages and a fundamental right in section 29(2) of the Constitution and a trilogy of cases on the policy of...

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Differentiation not discrimination: Physical training Instructor

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Overlooking white male: Appointment discrimination proved

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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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Malicious disciplinary proceedings: Claim for damages?

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Bringing constitutional challenge: Specificity and clarity

Minister of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs v De Beer Bringing constitutional challenge considered by SCA and in allowing the appeal it was stated in para [116] ‘The constitutional challenge made to the...

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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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