A new ruling in the Western Cape High Court has ensured that those in life partnerships can inherit should one of them die without leaving a will.
The Western Cape High Court has ruled in favour of an application by the Women’s Legal Centre to recognise Muslim marriages as valid in South Africa.
The Western Cape government is attempting to curb the province’s alcohol consumption, doing so by putting in place some potentially unpopular policies.
While North Korea keeps your civil rights under quite tight wraps, one thing the state doesn’t mind is indulging in some weed in broad daylight.
There are some pretty crazy laws in the world – some of which may seem so bizarre that’s it’s hard to comprehend why they even came up with them.
A new map shows you which countries have the most powerful & least powerful passports in terms of gaining visa-free access to other countries.
The Department of Environmental Affairs has decided to withdraw its proposed changes to South Africa’s weather service legislation after they came to the realisation that they were being silly, but mainly because they were unconstitutional.
A while ago a man named Arnold Prins was charged with sexual assault for forcibly fondling a woman. He was not sentenced, as the act of “fondling” has no penalty under the Sexual Offences Act. But a High Court ruling today has given the Western Cape’s National Prosecuting Authority leave to appeal the original judgment, because the act is flawed.
Hoo-ha. That teaser trailer for the new Die Antwoord album, Ten$ion, got pulled from the internet (which means they’ve officially taken it down – obviously it’s still around) because artist Jane Alexander, whose anti-apartheid sculpture the trailer strongly references, told them to. They’re in legal discussions presently.
The American Senate has officially begun holding hearings on the the ‘Internet Blacklist Bill,’ also known as the “PROTECT IP Act” or the “Stop Online Piracy Act.” It is potentially the most harmful bit of Internet censorship legislation to date, and you should know what’s going to happen if it passes.
The ratifying of the Protection of Information bill may be delayed. Opponents of the so-called Secrecy Bill – 3 000 of whom took to the streets of Cape Town on Saturday in support of the Right2Know campaign – may have claimed a minor victory in their battle against the controversial Bill. Further vigils will take place across the country tonight.
I know this isn’t the worst thing to happen to French civil liberties by a long shot, but still; the interpretation of a law prohibiting ‘commercial advertising’ – which, in effect, will mean that newsreaders may no longer mention Facebook or Twitter, unless the story is about Facebook or Twitter – makes total social media sense. Total.
Gang, we’re facing a serious problem. It affects our daily happiness. It affects our ability to be effective human beings. I’m talking about the creeping, evil tendency for wolves among us to insist on work commitments on Friday afternoons. Or on Fridays at all. Don’t these people value life? Look, I’ve talked extensively about this […]