Legal Case History

Labour Court of Appeal 1 November 2023 – Supporting Burny Enever

By |2023-11-22T12:08:55+02:00November 3rd, 2023|

Judgment is reserved in the case of Bernadette Enever vs Barloworld Equipment South Africa. The long-awaited hearing of Burny Enever’s case in the Labour Court of Appeal in Johannesburg was an important day. Not only for the incredible Burny, but also for Fields of Green for ALL’s Strategic Litigation project. A day in court is

Public Comments & Working Documents

By |2023-10-09T18:56:15+02:00October 9th, 2023|

Many of us in the Cannabis space are reasonably cautious about what is presently happening with the draft Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill (B19-2020). This is partly because the third session of Public Comments hosted by the Portfolio Committee of the Department for Justice & Correctional Services (May 2023) featured several mentions of how the

We’ll Make Our Submissions, But We Won’t Submit

By |2023-10-03T08:04:42+02:00October 3rd, 2023|

  The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services for drafting the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill (B19-2020) has announced another round of Public Comments. Written submissions must be emailed to [email protected] by or before 13 October 2023. Civil Society members and organisations can “make written submissions on alternative solutions by which to address the

The Directive Unboxed

By |2023-09-08T20:56:34+02:00September 6th, 2023|

By now, you have most likely seen the Police Directive on Arrests by the South African Police Service for Cannabis-Related Matters circulating on your preferred social media platform. Dated 23 August 2023 and signed by some of the top brass, it did not take long finding its way into the Cannabis Community. It will

Africa Policy Week 2023 – Part One – A Quick-ish Overview

By |2023-08-29T09:08:01+02:00August 29th, 2023|

Africa Policy Week 2023 kicked off on a fine Monday evening with introductory presentations and a sobering keynote address by former president Kgalema Motlathe. Shaun Shelly, a true giant in Drug Policy reform and founder of SA Drug Policy Week, chaired the Opening Plenary. Shaun reflected on how, since its inception in 2016, Drug Policy

MISCOMMUNIQUETED – That thing you saw is a big fat naw!

By |2023-08-22T08:38:22+02:00August 22nd, 2023|

Last week we were alerted across social media channels about a rather odd Legal Services Communique circulating the South African Police Service in Gauteng regarding “Possession of Dagga”. While it is not verified, one of our experts did mention the poor use of language means it is likely legitimate.            

Phakisa! And wait…

By |2023-07-25T08:04:21+02:00July 25th, 2023|

The recent Cannabis Phakisa Action Lab - convened by the Presidency and Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development - brought together a diverse collection of stakeholders across civil society and government. Their task: to fast-track plans through open  and in-depth deliberation to accelerate unleashing the Cannabis Sector for our nation and its many

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