South Africa's Constitutional Court on Thursday declared invalid a law that re-opened a process for blacks to make claims on land taken from them during the apartheid era, citing lack of consultation before the law was passed, Talk Radio 702 said. The Restitution of Land Rights Bill was among the first laws passed by the country's first democratic government in November 1994. Many people failed to claim their land in an initial period from 1995 to 1998, however, and President Jacob Zuma gave them fresh rights to make claims when he signed the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act on June 30, 2014.
BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Britain will need to find a new model for its future ties with the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday, adding that its exit deal must address British voters' concerns over immigration. "We should be driven by what is in the best interests of the UK and what is going to work for the European Union, not by the models that already exist," she said in a news conference following a meeting with Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico in Bratislava. (Reporting by Tatiana Jancarikova, writing by William James, editing by Michael Holden)