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Carmel Rickard

Carmel Rickard is a journalist and specialises in writing about the intersection of law and politics.

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Unusual case with unusual ruling – Contempt of court in Mombasa
Unusual case with unusual ruling – Contempt of court in Mombasa

In this unusual case, resulting in an equally unusual ruling, three top officials in the Mombasa government are to be punished for not paying counsel’s fees. The three officials are the county secretary, the cabinet secretary for finance and the ‘county executive…

Courts push back against the might of Big Tobacco
Courts push back against the might of Big Tobacco

For some years I have been following the progress of tobacco control court challenges across Africa. Two things have struck me. First, each new law or regulation aimed at forcing smokers to understand the damage they are doing to their health is met by aggressive litigation…

Wed 05

Pension fund case law update – Webinar

Aug 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed 05

Mindfulness training

Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm - Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm
Cape Town
Mon 10
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Tue 11