HUMAN RIGHTS

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Parents can’t spank their children, Constitutional Court says

The same conduct by someone other than a parent towards the same child would be indefensible assault

By Zoë Postman - 18 September 2019
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Protesters call on JSE companies to fund anti-violence struggle

ANC Women’s League gets frosty response in Sandton

By Zoë Postman - 13 September 2019
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Call for more churches to become places of refuge

Methodists hold silent protest against gender based violence

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and Drew Wayland - 13 September 2019
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“We need to address the massive unemployment, inequality and poverty that allow violence”

Cape Town activists march against violence

By Tariro Washinyira - 12 September 2019
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Wits students join protests against violence against women

Student leader calls for Sandton to be shut down on Friday

By Zoë Postman - 9 September 2019
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Ramaphosa visits Uyinene Mrwetyana’s family

President calls for national campaign against violence against women

By Johnnie Isaac - 6 September 2019
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“I was raped by someone who belonged to my church at the age of 15”

Athlone residents speak out against violence against women

By Tariro Washinyira - 6 September 2019
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#AmINextProtest: Ramaphosa promises action to a sceptical crowd

Protesters refuse to sing the national anthem

By Ashraf Hendricks, Velani Ludidi and Drew Wayland - 5 September 2019
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#AmINextProtest: police use water cannons against protesters

Demonstrators demand action from Ramaphosa

By Mary-Anne Gontsana, Tariro Washinyira, Ashraf Hendricks and Lucas Nowicki - 4 September 2019
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SA men must do their share in the home, says Oxfam

In Africa, the gap between time spent by men and women is bigger only in Malawi

By Drew Wayland - 3 September 2019
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Farm workers say Oak Valley housing arrangements are racist

But farm retorts that its living conditions are humane

By Tariro Washinyira - 21 August 2019
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Court upholds right of farm residents to bury their loved ones

SCA rules protecting an occupier’s religious and cultural rights is consistent with treating them with respect and dignity

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 21 August 2019
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Women are being evicted from shelters onto the street

Victims of violence are rendered homeless or forced to return to abusive homes

By Sheena Swemmer - 20 August 2019
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Sex workers speak of rape, corruption and harassment by police

Human Rights Watch calls for decriminalisation

By Zoë Postman - 12 August 2019
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“The black poor majority on farms are feeling the rot of this system”

Farm workers and farm dwellers protest to demand rural reforms

By Joseph Chirume - 12 July 2019
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Courts should not refuse bail to immigrants without good reason

Being foreign does not justify a refusal of bail

By Busisiwe Kamolane - 26 June 2019