Cases and Judgements
Court Orders Cape Town Refugee Reception Office to Accept New Asylum Applicants Judge Dennis Davis of the Western Cape High Court decided in favour of continued access to the Cape Town Refugee Reception Office (CT RRO) for new asylum applicants. The Judge found that the decision by the...
The North Gauteng High Court today delivered judgment in the case of Lawyers for Human Rights v Rules Board for Courts of Law and Another, case no 78163/2009. This was an application challenging the constitutionality of new rules for judicial review passed by the Rules Board and approved by the...
The Legal Resources Centre (LRC) and the Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) have welcomed the North Gauteng High Court's order compelling the Gert Sibande Municipality in Mpumalanga to provide temporary potable water to the residents of Silobela, Caropark and Carolina, within 72 hours. The...
Victory for refugees in the Eastern Cape! The EC High Court dismissed Home Affairs' application for leave to appeal and ordered the department to implement the original court order, i.e. to re-open the PE Refugee Reception Office.
Southern African Litigation Centre and Another v National Director of Public Prosecutions and Others
In a landmark judgment the high court ordered SA police and prosecuting authority to investigate torture allegations against Zimbabwe officials. This ruling opens the door for the perpetrators of crimes against humanity and systematic torture to be prosecuted in SA. LHR represented SALC and the...
The case provides grounds to consider issues of statelesslessness for Ethiopian nationals
The above mentioned case, which is cited as Andre Johannes Grobler NO, Anneme Grobler NO, Liezl Hattingh NO v Certain Occupiers on the farm Spioenkop, District Grabouw under case no.'s 1802 /2009 and 3339/2009, 35 rural households are facing urgent evictions. It is imperative to note, that none...
In the case of Watervliet Farm, 7 families are facing evictions from the farm, known as Watervliet. These families have all been served with eviction notices. The matter was set down for the 4th of December 2008. In the interim we have filed our Notice of Opposition and Answering Affidavits in...
THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL OF SOUTH AFRICA Case : 303/2006 REPORTABLE In the appeal between: TSWELOPELE NON-PROFIT ORGANISATION First appellantAND 23 OTHERS Second and further appellants and CITY OF TSHWANE METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY First respondentMINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS Second...