Judge expected to rule next week on whether Oak Valley case will be heard in Labour or Equality Court By Tariro Washinyira and GroundUp Staff Next week Judge Owen Rogers will rule on whether a case between Oak Valley and its workers will be heard in the Labour or Equality Court. It may seem a mere technicality, but a lot is at stake. For the...
A Pietermaritzburg High Court ruling has found that municipalities were in breach of the Constitution in not providing labour tenants and farm occupiers with essential and basic services. By Musawenkosi Cabe The recent high court judgment declaring that three municipalities in Pietermaritzburg must provide water, sanitation and waste collection on farms has been hailed as a victory for farm dwellers across...
Appointing a special master to assist the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is not judicial overreach By Zoë Postman and Wilmien Wicomb Labour tenants scored a major victory in the Constitutional Court on Tuesday. A majority of judges in the court upheld the Land Claims Court’s (LCC) order to appoint a special master to assist the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform to...