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Imraan Chohan
“This persisting invalidity of Muslim marriages is, of course, a constitutional anachronism.  It belongs to our dim past.  It originates from deep-rooted prejudice on matters of race, religion and culture” (Moseneke J, 2004) In the recent judgment of Women’s Legal Centre Trust v President of the Republic of South Africa and Others, the Court dealt...
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  A recent Constitutional Court case is of relevance to labour brokers, employees and those who utilise the services of labour brokers. In this case, a company was in need of additional workers. The company entered into an agreement with a labour broker (described in legislation as a Temporary Employment Service or TES). Subsequently, 22...
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On Friday 29 June 2018, the Constitutional Court handed down judgment concerning section 2C(1) of the Wills Act, and declared it constitutionally invalid. In this case, the deceased married his first wife in 1957 in terms of Islamic law. He thereafter married his second wife in 1964, also in terms of Islamic law. The deceased...
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The South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (“SA Hunters”) brought an application in the Pretoria High Court against the Minister of Safety and Security to declare sections 24 and 28 of the Firearms Control Act (“the Act”) as unconstitutional. In terms of the Act, firearm licenses have a limited lifespan and are required to...
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Time can be viewed in a variety of ways. According to one view, time is a particular period during which something has occurred. Time, in this context, can be measured with an instrument, such as a watch.  According to another, far deeper perspective, time is determined by looking at the experiences encountered within that time...
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