South African Law Reform Commission

Dozens of gynaecologists are expected to shut down this year. This could stop that.

Joan van Dyk

"We are closer to a solution than we have ever been," says medical body Sasog

FXI wants better protection for confidential sources

Staff Reporter

FXI asks SA Law Reform Commission to investigate amending the CPA to introduce a "shield law" to protect confidential journalistic sources.

Pride and prostitution

Ilham Rawoot

Legal moves to make the streets safer for adult prostitutes are under way. Ilham Rawoot reports

SA a human-trafficking hot spot, conference hears

Staff Reporter

South Africa is being used as a destination and transit point, as well as a source, for human trafficking, the International Association of Women Judges was told at a conference in Boksburg on Thursday. Public prosecutions director advocate Thoko Majokweni said: "Malawian women are sold by Nigerian syndicates ... to Germany, Italy and Belgium, and this all happens via South Africa."

Media challenges Divorce Act

Staff Reporter

The Constitutional Court has reserved judgement on a ban prohibiting journalists from reporting on divorce cases, a media report said on Friday. Earlier this year, the Cape High Court ruled that section 12 of the Divorce Act was unconstitutional after media group Johncom brought an application challenging it.