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One of the problems with traditional courts is that they marginalise women. Rajesh Jantilal/AFP via Getty Images

South Africa’s efforts to fix traditional courts hit a snag

Denying people the right to opt out of the traditional court system conflicts with the notion of customary law as a voluntary and consensual system of law.
Young Sandi Sile on an abandoned structure in Makhanda, South Africa, in 2013. Questions remain about how the new law will treat abandoned land. Getty Images

South Africa has another go at an expropriation law. What it’s all about

The proposed new law has a long history. The country has been trying for almost 12 years now to come up with expropriation legislation that is in line with the constitution.
South Africa has to balance a number of factors when considering how to handle schools during the pandemic. MICHELE SPATARI/AFP via Getty Images

Case law suggests South Africa must do more about disrupted schooling

The country’s Constitution, as well as several court rulings, offer clear guidelines for how children’s best interests should be managed and prioritised.

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