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Portugal held after Ronaldo penalty miss but qualify for last 16
25 June 2018, 10:17 PM

Portugal qualified for the round of 16 at the World Cup despite being held 1-1 by Iran in World Cup Group B on Monday, after Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty.

The European champions, needing a draw to qualify, went ahead with a stunning Ricardo Quaresma goal in the 45th minute.

Ronaldo had a chance to extend the lead when he won a penalty in the 51st minute but Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand dived to his left to save his effort from the spot.

Karim Ansarifard equalised with a stoppage time penalty awarded after a video review. However, Portugal clung on to finish second in the group with five points behind Spain, who drew 2-2 with Morocco, on goals scored, and will meet Uruguay in the last 16.

Spain snatch late draw with Morocco to top group
25 June 2018, 10:12 PM

Spain snatched a 2-2 draw against Morocco on Monday to qualify for the World Cup last 16 and take top spot in Group B ahead of Portugal on goals scored.

Morocco striker Khalid Boutaib gave the north African side a shock early lead, but Isco levelled, blasting high into the net after a layoff from Andres Iniesta.

Morocco, already eliminated, struck again in the 81st minute when substitute Youssef En-Nesyri crashed in a header which looked set to inflict a first defeat on Spain since Euro 2016.

But substitute Iago Aspas levelled in stoppage-time after consultation from the video assistant referee (VAR), putting Spain top ahead of Portugal, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Iran.

Spain will play Russia in the last 16.

WATCH: Concourt judgement on political party funding
21 June 2018, 10:07 AM

The Constitutional court will set down judgement on political party funding in the case of My Vote Counts vs Justice Minister.

In March 2018 the Court hear the application on the basis that certain provisions of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) should be declared constitutionally invalid, to the extent that PAIA does not provide for the disclosure of information regarding the private funding of political parties.

Watch Constitutional Court Judgement below:

 

 

Albie Sachs
Expropriation must be limited says Sachs
9 June 2018, 7:46 AM

Retired Constitutional court judge, Albi Sachs, says Section  25 (8) of the Constitution, dealing with land, is still subject to Section 36, which makes provision for limitation of the Bill of Rights.

Sachs was answering questions from Members of Parliament (MPs) on the Joint Constitutional Review Committee during a discussion on expropriation of land without compensation being held in Parliament.

Section 25 (8) makes provision for the State not to be impeded from making legislation, or taking other measures  to achieve land, water and related reforms to ensure redress due to past racial discrimination.

Sach says the clause cannot operate in isolation from the limitations imposed by Section 36.

“Section  36 I think is important for South Africa. If you  give people carte blanche to seize property, the temptations are always there. Its very very dangerous, so you need controls. You do need criteria… And the criteria must be such as to benefit those most dispossessed. Not benefits those who are the richest as we get in  other countries we lived in… Some of them gave us enormous support, but leaders went on to emulate, in ways that would be incompatible with our general constitution.”

Jacob Zuma
WATCH: Jacob Zuma appears at Durban High Court
8 June 2018, 9:10 AM

Former President Jacob Zuma is due to appear in the Durban High court on Friday morning.

Zuma is facing sixteen charges related to corruption, racketeering, money-laundering and fraud.

This is his second appearance, and a trial date is yet to be set.

 

 

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