HUMAN RIGHTS

Sexual offences cases are being withdrawn due to DNA processing backlog

Over 37,000 DNA specimens yet to be processed in the Western Cape alone

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26 October 2021

Vital Concourt judgment on warrantless searches

Case arises out of “degrading and invasive” raids on “poor and vulnerable” communities in downtown Johannesburg

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25 October 2021

Homeless people organise to vote in local elections

National Homeless Network presents manifesto to ANC, DA, IFP, and Action SA in Durban meeting

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22 October 2021

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