Concourt ruling on cannabis needs to filter down to cops, says dagga couple
The so-called dagga couple, Myrtle Clark and Julian Stobbs, says they are happy withe ruling by the Constitutional Court.
The ConCourt has upheld the Western Cape High Court ruling that the private use of dagga is legal.
Clarke and Stobbs were instrumental in that ruling, which states that the possession, cultivation and use of dagga for private use is allowed in South Africa.
Parliament has 24 months to redefine certain sections of the law so that they decriminalise private dagga usage.
It is the best outcome that we could have wished for.Myrtle Clark, dagga lobbyist
We are here with our legal team having a bit of a celebration. It's a 'private' event.Myrtle Clark, dagga lobbyist
We are hoping that the message is going to get to the police very soon so that they stop victimising us.Myrtle Clark, dagga lobbyist
Myself and Julian still have a criminal matter pending... We were found with nearly two kilograms of cannabis in our house. That [case] might set a benchmark for what is allowed and what isn't allowed.Myrtle Clark, dagga lobbyist
Listen to the discussion on The Pippa Hudson Show:
Renowned guitarist Steve Fataar died in the early hours of Saturday morning, just hours after performing at a gig in Durban.Read More
"… we are definitely going to participate in the 2021 local government elections...," says former Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba.Read More
Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku says the cause is overcrowding andTembisa neonatal ICU has 40 beds and over 90 babies.Read More
The teenager drowned at an orientation camp in the North West last week and his body was later found in the Crocodile River.Read More
A woman claiming to be a social worker approached a Khayelitsha mom last week and abducted one of her twin boys.Read More
She allegedly did it without President Cyril Ramaphosa’s permission, as required by the Ministerial Handbook.Read More
The father says rules at the Retreat indoor swimming pool aren't clear and leave kids feeling excluded from the public facility.Read More
Two submarine cables connecting South Africa to the global internet on the west were damaged.Read More
Fedsas CEO Paul Colditz argues against a proposed amendment to reduce role of SGBs in appointing principals, deputies, dept heads.Read More
The City responds after complaints from drivers about perceived delays in granting licenses and explains how the process works.Read More
Think twice before fabricating or over-stating your qualifications.Read More
In the sumptuous 10-part series, Jenny Morris creates mouthwatering meals that bring people together.Read More
Education inflation is at about 10%, says Old Mutual. The implications are terrifying. Gerald Mwandiambira (CFP) has advice.Read More
The video shows the driver's dashboard speedometer ramping up to an astronomical speed on the N1 South Midrand.Read More
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer be working members of the British royal family, announces Buckingham Palace.Read More
CapeTalk host John Maytham shares his top book picks for the week, including a new read by British author Robert Macfarlane.Read More
TravelBug director Tess Faber recommends 3 visa-free countries out of the 100 that South Africans can travel to visa-free.Read More
South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) Governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the repo rate will be reduced to 6.25%.Read More
Mzansi's first-ever Michelin-starred chef visited CapeTalk studios to talk about his new restaurant in the Kalahari and much more.Read More
“You’ve got a majestic view of Johannesburg! A Feng Shui expert said it’s like having your kingdom below you,” says Rory O'Hagan.Read More