HUMAN RIGHTS

Noseweek editor loses defamation case

Judge orders Martin Welz to pay R330,000 in damages plus legal costs to lawyer Leonard Katz

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29 April 2021

Protesters call for CCMA budget cuts to be reversed

Workers coming to the CCMA for help are often told to lodge complaints online

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21 April 2021

Queer community demands justice for gay man murdered in the Eastern Cape

The group marched to Parliament on Friday calling for the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill to be fast tracked

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17 April 2021

Activists sceptical about Home Affairs’ ability to move refugee process online

Department extends validity of asylum and refugee permits until 30 June

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14 April 2021

Protesters march to Zimbabwean consulate demanding gay rights

Zimbabwean government needs to step up and take responsibility for its citizens’ rights, says reverend

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12 April 2021

Municipalities are creating arbitrary requirements for “permission” to protest

Gatekeeping officials are stopping people from exercising a constitutional right

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7 April 2021

Swedish award offers some protection, says activist living “in the shadow of death”

Abahlali founder S’bu Zikode wins international human rights prize

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31 March 2021

Court orders Labia to show film about Israeli occupation of Palestine

“It is clear that it was in the business of hiring out its cinema to screen films that are thought-provoking, hard-hitting and controversial” says judge

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26 March 2021

Refugee leader detained for over 120 days

Aline Bukuru has been separated from her three children who remain in the Bellville camp without a guardian

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24 March 2021

Farm workers say they have nothing to celebrate on Human Rights Day

Illegal evictions of farm dwellers on the rise, says union

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23 March 2021

Court slams City of Cape Town for barring access to homeless camp

Judge Desai found that South African Human Rights Commission monitors trying to enter the site were acting lawfully

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17 March 2021

School principal charged with attempted murder after pit toilet incident

Child was lowered into toilet to fetch cellphone

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16 March 2021

Labour Department to probe “poor conditions” on Cape farm

Workers are demanding running water, lower electricity rates and improved housing

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16 March 2021

Historic pub faces eviction by South African army, say owners

The beautiful stone pub has underground passages where mine workers used to train

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16 March 2021

“I gave up when they told me that I wouldn’t be able to write matric without an ID book”

People who find themselves stateless in South Africa struggle to rectify their situation

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15 March 2021

Home Affairs bureaucracy: Woman can’t get an ID or register her child’s birth

Tashreeqa Isaacs’s life is mired in red tape because of an error that happened 18 years ago

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15 March 2021