Home Affairs must bring all detainees held under the Immigration Act before a magistrate within 48 hours. The Constitutional Court declared sections of the Immigration Act, 2002 invalid and unconstitutional on Thursday. The Act allowed for immigrants to be detained without a court hearing. The unanimous decision, written by Justice Chris Jafta, also ordered that all detainees held under the Immigration Act must be brought before a Magistrate within 48 hours. Also anyone currently detained under the Immigration Act must be brought before a court within 48 hours of the judgment. The Minister of Home Affairs has to report on his compliance with this … ‘Click here to read full article…’
“On Wednesday the Gauteng High Court handed down a judgment on the role and place of religion in public schools…. The court found that there was no law or provision in the Constitution which gave public schools and SGBs the right to adopt an ethos from one religion to the exclusion of others. All that the laws provided for was that SGBs could make rules that provided for religious policies and observances to be conducted on an equitable basis. This means that schools must treat different religions with an “even-hand”, which includes not favouring one and excluding other religions. The … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Last night, the Democratic Alliance posted on Facebook: “BREAKING: We have WON in our application to have President Jacob Zuma provide the record and reasons for firing Pravin Gordhan and Mcebisi Jonas from his cabinet. He must do so within 5 days!” It was accompanied by this page of the judgement:'Click here to read full article...'
Judge Dennis Davis’ May 31 2017 dagga judgement immediately expresses that in a constitutional democracy it’s necessary to separate disputes that should be addressed in court versus in the legislature and/or executive of government. Heard in the Western Cape High Court, Case 8760/2013 found Gareth Prince, Jonathan Rubin, Jeremy Acton, Ras Wentzel and Caro Hennegin opposing the Minister Health, Minister Police, National Director Prosecutions and other arms of government. RELIEF SOUGHT Judge Davis said the case questioned the extent of the validity of laws that prohibited the use of cannabis and the possession and cultivation thereof for personal consumption. The … ‘Click here to read full article…’