Class action is a newish feature within South Africa's legal landscape. Cases such as the silicosis matter are likely to influence many more.
Unexpressed racism may be even more dangerous if it's left lurking below the surface.
South Africans expect former president Zuma him to take responsibility and remedy his undemocratic and unconstitutional behaviour.
Some communities on South Africa's Platinum Belt have received substantial mining revenues, but these are controlled by chiefs.
Past cases indicate that verbal crimen injuria is not that serious. But a landmark sentence in South Africa has changed that.
In practice, land expropriation in South Africa will be a matter of deciding which descendants of the dispossessed are entitled to it.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s proposed prosecution is a welcome reaffirmation of the principle that all are equal before the law.
South African commercial law courses do not address the question of what norms and procedures govern business relations in indigenous African communities.
Both South Africa's courts and its legislature have failed to do their bit in creating a culturally diverse society.
After doing nothing for a long time to bring the Gupta family to book in South Africa, the country's prosecuting authority has finally started to act.
A groundbreaking High Court ruling outlawing the spanking of children in South Africa has outraged some Christian bodies that claim parents are entitled to hit their children in a "godly way".
Zuma's last address to South Africa's governing party, the ANC, as its president, betrayed his strange way of dealing with issues. He came across as delusional and self-indulgent.
Born and raised in poor circumstances, many South African police officers find themselves in the job after original aspirations slipped beyond reach.
Inquests into atrocities committed under apartheid are important because many South Africans are beginning to question whether justice was done under the country's truth and reconciliation process.
The Supreme Court of Appeal judgment means that South Africa's president must be prosecuted - unless the national director of public prosecutions decides again to drop the charges against him.
According to South Africa's department of international relations, Grace Mugabe didn't have immunity when she entered the country.
There is no basis in customary, conventional international law or domestic law for the spouse of a head of state to claim - as a right - some form of immunity when visiting a foreign state.
The contentious book documenting Nelson Mandela’s last days that was pulled of the shelves left many unanswered questions. Judgement must be suspended until it's content is made public.
What South Africa's opposition parties want Parliament and the courts to do would damage the country's democracy.
If South Africa's argument in court is that marijuana causes harm, it deserves to lose. The real question it should ask is whether criminal prohibition is the effective way forward.