Can the government intercept my communications?

The Regulation of Inception of Commination and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act 70 of 2002, otherwise known as RICA, came into effect on 30 September 2005. The purpose of this piece of legislation is, inter alia, to regulate the surveillance of people’s communications and the issuing of directions authorising the surveillance. Many people have encountered […]

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Esta and occupiers rights to historical family graveyards

The Sandvliet Boerdery (Pty) Ltd v Maria Mampies & another case and the consequent Supreme Court of Appeal judgement, is an excellent example of the extent of occupiers’ rights in relation to property rights as per the Extension of Security of Tenure Act 62 of 1997 (ESTA). ESTA protects and balances the rights of occupiers […]

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Hate speech – beware

17 May 2018 marks 28 years since the decision was taken to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organisation. Section 9 of our Constitution protects all persons from unfair discrimination based on sexual orientation. Furthermore, section 10 of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act 4 [...] Read more...

What types of cases are heard by the Constitutional Court?

Constitutional Court considers only case relating to the constitution. It is mostly a court of appeal, but in exceptional case one can have direct access to the Court include the enforcement of your fundamental rights and the relations between the various organs of state. The Constitutional Court is the highest court in constitutional matters.

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May I intercept your communication?

The RICA-ACT, although promulgated in December 2002, only came into effect as of September 2005 and aims to regulate the interception of communications and the monitoring of signals and radio-frequency spectrums. In principle this act states that we may not intentionally intercept or authorise somebody else to intercept any communication in the course of its […]

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Wat kan u kind skool toe aantrek?

Wat kan u kind skool toe aantrek? Sunali Pillay het ‘n neusknopie na die Durban Girls’ High School gedra.  Die skool het dit verbied en die kernvraag was of die skool ongrondwetlik teen haar diskrimineer het deur hierdie verbod.  Die vraag kan ook gestel word of kinders toegelaat moet word om hulle godsdiens en kultuurpraktyke […]

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