SA small claims courts on the increase
South Africa has set up 67 new small claims courts since April 2010, including 16 new courts in the last 12 months, bringing to 263 the total number of such courts in the country, says Justice Minister Jeff Radebe.
Anti-harassment law comes into effect
This year's Freedom Day will not only mark 19 years of democracy, it will also see the new Protection from Harassment Act come into effect, enabling South Africans to approach the courts for protection from sexual harassment - including harassment via SMS or e-mail.
Govt 'working on Khoi, San land rights'
South Africa's Rural Development and Land Reform Department says a platform for the Khoi and San to lodge their land claims is part of various initiatives to reverse the effects of the 1913 Natives' Land Act, which regulated the acquisition of land by people classified as "native" by the apartheid regime.
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