HUMAN RIGHTS

Police use stun grenades to break up Cape Town housing protest

This followed a raid of the Woodstock Hospital occupation earlier on Friday

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15 October 2021

Court rules that District Six eviction was unlawful

People do not choose to live in a public parking area out of malice or wilfulness but out of desperation and need, says judge

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11 October 2021

Matriculant petitions for stateless youths to get into universities

She is among many South African-born children with immigrant parents struggling to get identification documents

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7 October 2021

Court victory for blind people after 11-year battle

The “book famine” is over as Copyright Act declared unconstitutional

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21 September 2021

How a determined community is fighting the army’s attempts to evict them

Happiness Village’s residents fear for their lives and face unlawful evictions, beatings and intimidation, legal action and shack demolitions

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9 September 2021

City of Cape Town defends its demolition of Green Point tent camp in court

Ndifuna Ukwazi says City by-laws cannot be allowed to trump constitutional rights

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6 September 2021

“The investigating officer in charge of my case used to chill with my rapist”

Rape Crisis marks six years since the launch of its Rape Survivors’ Justice Campaign

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27 August 2021

Study finds extreme levels of violence against sex workers

Decriminalisation of sex work will make women safer, says advocacy group

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27 August 2021

“I’m scared to be among my own brothers and sisters” says gay Zimbabwean activist

A week ago a man living in Langa was assaulted by two other Zimbabwean men

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25 August 2021

Phoenix “vigilante killings”: dozens march to police station demanding judicial inquiry

“I saw so much hate in people’s eyes as they beat me up”

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16 August 2021

Court orders church to pay transgender woman R600,000 in damages

International Pentecost Holiness Church members undressed Karabo Ndlovu to conduct a gender test

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4 August 2021

The Human Rights Commission is wrong: vaccines are not always optional

The Commission is undermining the state’s vaccine programme

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29 July 2021

Law graduates to challenge legal profession’s discrimination against immigrants

Zimbabwean-born and fully South African qualified advocate works as a waiter because of legal profession’s rules

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27 July 2021

Declaring a State of Emergency explained

Some people have been calling for a State of Emergency to be declared because of civil unrest in the country

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15 July 2021

There is no right to carry a gun under our Constitution

Yet much debate on the Firearms Control Amendment Bill is based on the “right” to have a gun for self-defence

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6 July 2021

Gun lobby says proposed amendments to the Firearms Control Bill won’t reduce violent crime

The police ministry has received over 100,000 submissions on the bill. Comment period extended to 2 August

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1 July 2021