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In Nandutu and Others v Minister of Home Affairs and Others (2019), the Constitutional Court decided that the requirement that foreign spouses or children of citizens or permanent residents must leave the country to apply for a change of visa status,  is inconsistent with Constitution and unjustifiably limits the right to…
by Peter Grealy, Nozipho Mngomezulu, Karl Blom, Wendy Tembedza, Ziyanda Ngcobo, Carla Collett of Webber Wentzel On 2 October 2019, the President ratified the controversial Films and Publications Amendment Act, which has been described in the media as the "internet censorship bill" (the Act). Although the Act is signed by the President, it will only come into…
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Edmund Burke As a country, South Africa is scarred by a history of violence particularly against women. The country’s 2016 Demographic and Health Survey reports that one in five women older than 18 has experienced…
It has recently come to light that a syndicate operating out of Cape Town are impersonating well-know and trusted psychic, Aida Persian Clairvoyant who has been regularly appearing as an esoteric expert, psychic, medium in South African media over the past 15 years. Aida Coertse known as Aida Persian Clairvoyant,…
The Golden Visa Program launched by the Portuguese Authorities in October 2012 is a fast track for foreign investors from non-EU countries to obtain a fully valid residency permit in Portugal ("Golden Visa"). Under the Golden Visa program, non-EU citizens simply need to carry out one of the investments set…
Cape Town, South Africa (CNN) Britain's Duke and Duchess of Sussex brought their son Archie to his first official engagement Wednesday -- a meeting with Nobel laureate and retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Marking his South African debut, four-month-old Archie met the beloved 87-year-old statesman when the family visited his legacy foundation in Cape Town.…
Wednesday, 25 September 2019 15:05

Unfair labour practices and bullying are not the same

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Bullying as a tactic for most people is either confined to playgrounds where children hang out, or the internet where trolls sling all types of derogatory comments. But bullying is equally prevalent in the workplace with dire consequences for both victims and organisations. But discerning the difference between bullying antics…
The inquest into the death apparently by hanging of human rights activist Dr. Neil Aggett in 1982 will re-convene in January, aiming to bring answers and justice for his family. The inquest into the death of well-known anti-apartheid activist Dr. Neil Aggett, found hanging in his prison cell on 5 February…
Monday, 16 September 2019 09:57

The Truth About Xenophobia in South Africa

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By Devan Moonsamy CEO of The ICHAF Training Institute The view that someone is a threat because of their being a foreigner, and should therefore be pushed out of an organisation, and out of the country, is based on fear. Such fear may be understandable because unemployment is very high…
The Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) condemns in the strongest possible terms the scourge of gender-based harm so prevalent in our society and is calling on Government to act on the senseless and violent crimes committed against women in particular. “We can no longer stand back and allow our country’s…
By Devan Moonsamy, CEO of The ICHAF Training Institute Currently, in South Africa, men’s rights activists like those in the US are less common. On the other hand, recent activism by men in South Africa has tended to be out of concern for the plight of women and girls. Activist…
Friday, 23 August 2019 09:01

Fidelity ADT and SAPS join forces in Elsburg

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Two arrests were made, five fines given at a recent special joint operation by Fidelity ADT and SAPS in Elsburg. Linda Goodenough, Community Development Manager Fidelity ADT, says a roadblock was set up where vehicles and people were searched. Along with that the team checked premises doing compliance inspections and…

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