Constitutional Law & Civil Rights

Latest News about Constitutional Law & Civil Rights

News, case law and analyses which examine constitutional law, civil rights and human rights. The Constitution forms the basis of a democratic nation and the legal foundation for the existence of the Republic of South Africa. It sets out the rights and duties of the citizens and the government.
The Bill of Rights, Section 2 of the South African Constitution, is the highest law in the country and the protection of the rights contained therein are given maximum priority by our courts. The Human Rights Commission was set up to promote awareness of human rights and to foster development and equality in South Africa.


Draft SAPS Amendment Bill drawn up
Draft SAPS Amendment Bill drawn up

A draft bill designed to contribute to the effective and efficient combating of crime has been drawn up. The civilian secretariat for police service published the Draft South African Police Service Amendment Bill in Government Gazette 43750 for comment. Cabinet…
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The enforcement of POPI
The enforcement of POPI

“Big brother is watching”. With the long awaited enforcement of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) on 1 July 2020, this scenario is now highly unlikely. Nevertheless, do you ever get one of these types of calls –  “Hello Mrs./Mr. X, we are calling…
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Update: Cannabis Legislation

The Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill was brought before parliament at the beginning of September. With the deadline of 30 September a week away, it...

6 tips for easy POPIA compliance

The South African Constitution enshrines the right to privacy, which the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) gives effect to, safeguarding personal information. POPIA, which...

Workplace Law 13e (eBook)

About this publication: First published in 1996, Workplace Law has become one of the most widely used and frequently quoted text books on South African labour...
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