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Nigerian man’s illegal marriage to young SA woman revoked

Independent online (SA) 14 May 2021
Pretoria - A Nigerian citizen will have to return to his country of birth after South African authorities revoked his citizenship nearly a decade after it was granted ... Nwafor turned to the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, to challenge this ... The deportation is not his first brush with the law ... He said he also worked as a specialist physician in Pretoria.

African First Ladies who have been as popular as their husbands

Ghana Web 14 May 2021
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ... Perhaps, it is the reason her growing up years would be characterized by such bravado and persistence ... In October 1958, Winnie took part in a mass action which mobilized women to protest against the Apartheid government’s infamous pass laws, followed by a similar action that had taken place in Pretoria in August 1956 ... .

Nelson Mandela’s great-grandson to sue SAPS after alleged assault

Independent online (SA) 12 May 2021
Pretoria - Former president Nelson Mandela’s great-grandson Mayibuye Mandela has called on Minister of Police Bheki Cele to train and rein in SAPS members who are “terrorising and bullying” people in rural villages ... of law enforcement on civilians was important ... Pretoria News .

Cops to intensify crime-busting operation in Tshwane

Independent online (SA) 10 May 2021
Pretoria - Police in Tshwane said they intended on intensifying their crime-busting efforts, after more than 200 people were nabbed during an operation at the weekend ... About 40 drunk drivers also faced the wrath of the law and were taken in ... Pretoria News .

Mixed feelings about allowing SA women to marry more than one man

Independent online (SA) 08 May 2021
Pretoria - While the country’s marriage laws could in the near future allow women to marry more than one husband, just as polygamous men can have many wives, there is still uncertainty surrounding the concept ... The Green Paper proposed three new marriage regimes it maintained could bring about equality in marriage laws.

Warning against making register for sex offenders public

Independent online (SA) 07 May 2021
Pretoria - The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has warned against calls to make public the national register for sex offenders ... “It isn’t a matter of not enough laws, but enough resources for our SAPS and the board to combat these issues specifically, and then to help educate the public,” Bird said ... Pretoria News .

Road Accident Fund tells law firms to pay back the money

Independent online (SA) 04 May 2021
Pretoria - The Road Accident Fund (RAF) will ask the court for permission to stay hundreds of millions of rand due to several law firms until they have repaid the money. It will ask the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, later this month to suspend the debt due for claims settled or where court orders have been granted ... Pretoria News .

Investigation of Saldanha mayor Marius Koen’s qualifications under way

Independent online (SA) 04 May 2021
I’m of the opinion that it would be great if MPs can have at least one minimum qualification and understanding of the law to make sound judgement ... He said he studied with Mazonne and confirmed that she studied law at the University of Pretoria, but never completed it.

Supreme Court of Appeal rejects plea to convict pupil in murder

Independent online (SA) 03 May 2021
Pretoria - It was second time lucky for a former pupil at Rabonni Christian School in Brits – who was earlier acquitted for his alleged part in the brutal killing of the school’s secretary – when the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) turned down an appeal by the State for him to be convicted ... Pretoria News .

Many talking points as Rainbow Cup starts with a flourish

Supersport 03 May 2021
Indeed, both of the main experimental law variations, the other being the captainu2019s referral, were talking points both after the Cape Town game and the one in Pretoria later in the day.</p></p></p>There were only three tries in the Loftus game, in which the ...

Following butcher case, law expert warns of Covid-19 dangers at work

Independent online (SA) 01 May 2021
Pretoria - Law expert Andre Visser has warned of the difficulty faced by both employers and employees to properly address the prevalence of Covid-19 within the workplace ... its own merits, before a conclusion is reached,” said Visser, a partner at law firm DLA Piper ... Pretoria News .

Changes to discrimination law will make social interaction impossible

Business Day 27 Apr 2021
Making fun of “flat-earthers” may be the mainstay of many a joke, but if a new discrimination law is adopted, such hilarity could land you in hot water in the Equality Court ...Martin van Staden, a legal fellow at the independent business community Sakeliga, is pursuing a doctorate in law at the University of Pretoria.&nbsp; .

Tourism Equity Fund is unlawful, Solidarity and AfriForum tell court

Business Day 18 Apr 2021
... Ebrahim Patel, as required by law, lobby groups Solidarity and AfriForum argued in the Pretoria high court on Friday.

No justice for Dawit Isaak, the world’s longest detained journalist

Mail Guardian South Africa 13 Apr 2021
The Rule of Law and the primacy of fundamental rights are at the heart of prosecutorial ... We agree ... Frans Viljoen, director for the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, professor of international human rights law and editor-in-chief of the African Human Rights Law Journal, convening editor of the African Human Rights Yearbook ...

South Africa must address the legacy of excessive use of force by the police

Independent online (SA) 01 Apr 2021
When he signed into law the , 1996, President Nelson Mandela chose to do it at Sharpeville ... police respect the rule of law and uphold human rights ... * Frans Viljoen is Director and Professor of International Human Rights Law at the Centre for Human Rights at University of Pretoria.

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