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.


Home affairs amends directions to combat COVID-19
Home affairs amends directions to combat COVID-19

The home affairs department has amended Directions on measures to combat Covid-19. The amended Directions were published in Government Gazette 44072 in terms of Disaster Management Act Regulations. Paragraphs 12.3, 19, 20 and 21.1 of the Directions are amended…
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Disaster Management Act Regulations amended

Disaster Management Act Regulations have been amended. The cooperative governance department published the amended Regulations in Government Gazette 43997. A definition on “festive season” is inserted specifying...

Snap, crackle and POPI

South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act has now been signed into law. Legal&Tax’s expert Chantel Cronje take’s us through just how POPI will be...

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...

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...

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