Constitutional right of free assembly

Durban University of Technology v Godlimpi and Others (D.1411/2019) [2020] ZAKZDHC 66 (22 December 2020)

This was an application to oppose a relief to interdict the respondents, students at the Durban University of Technology, from protesting in a violent manner that threatens employees and damages the property of the applicant, the Durban University of Technology.

The court determined whether the applicant made a case for a final interdict, and whether the relief sought infringed the respondent's rights to freedom of expression, rights to education and protest in a justifiable manner.

University of Cape Town v Davids and Others (2648 of 2016) [2016] ZAWCHC 56 (11 May 2016)

This was an application to have an interim interdict issued against the respondents, students at the University of Cape Town, made final. The respondents were interdicted from entering the applicant's, the University of Cape Town, premises and committing any acts that prevent the applicant from rendering services.

The court determined whether the applicant satisfied the requirements of a final interdict, and whether the interdict restricted the respondents’ constitutional freedom of association, expression and demonstration, and right to dignity.

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