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Constitutional Court judgment – Mathale v Linda

2 December 2015 – Today the Constitutional Court of South Africa delivered judgment in Mathale v Linda and Another [2015] ZACC 37 (full judgment; media summary), a dispute which arose when Mr Mathale was evicted by Mr Linda from property he had occupied for 20 years. The problem was that the Ekurhuleni Municipality, in the course of formalising the […]

ICC: DRC Germain Katanga’s sentence reduced and to be completed on 18 January 2016

1 December 2015 – [On] 13 November 2015, a Panel of three Judges of the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC), specifically appointed by the Appeals Chamber, reviewed Germain Katanga’s sentence and decided to reduce it. Accordingly, the date for the completion of his sentence is set to 18 January 2016. In today’s decision, the […]

Constitutional Court judgment – Kham v IEC

30 November 2015 – This morning the Constitutional Court of South Africa handed down Kham and Others v Electoral Commission and Another [2015] ZACC 37 (full judgment; media summary), a judgment of major significance. We set out the background to the case in our preview in September. The gist is that several members of the […]

Constitutional Court judgment – PRASA v Mashongwa

26 November 2015 – This morning the Constitutional Court of South Africa handed down Mashongwa v Passenger Rail Authority of South Africa [2015] ZACC 36 (full judgment, media summary), in which Mr Mashongwa was suing PRASA in delict for the loss he sustained when he was attacked by a group of assailants and thrown out of the open doors of a […]

Constitutional Court judgment – De Lange v Presiding Bishop, Methodist Church

25 November 2015 – Yesterday the Constitutional Court handed down a judgment concerning the suspension and discontinuation of Ms De Lange as an active minister of the Methodist Church following her announcement of her intended marriage to her same-sex partner. Listen to the hand-down of the judgment: Shortly after this announcement, the Methodist Church of South Africa, the […]

Constitutional Court judgment – Mighty Solutions v Engen

19 November 2015 – This morning the Constitutional Court of South Africa handed down judgment in Mighty Solutions CC t/a Orlando Service Station v Engen Petroleum Ltd and Another [2015] ZACC 34, its first decision from its third term of 2015. In the case, which we previewed here, Mighty Solutions, a petrol station operator, sought to prevent […]

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