HUMAN RIGHTS

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Herzlia alumni “condemn” punishment of students who protested

Letter of support written for two learners that knelt during the Israeli national anthem

By Kim Reynolds - 19 November 2018
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Concourt judgment affirms right to protest without permission

Ten Social Justice Coalition members who chained themselves to Cape Town civic centre will not have criminal records

By Zoë Postman - 19 November 2018
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In Johannesburg you have to pay to picket. Activists have had enough

Right2Know leads march against municipality’s protest fees

By Zoë Postman - 17 November 2018
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Army has still not complied with court order, say Marievale families

Families evicted from military base say they are being harassed by soldiers

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 14 November 2018
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Learners take a knee during Israeli national anthem

Herzlia School says the two students face “disciplinary and educational” consequences

By Kim Reynolds - 14 November 2018
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When the president appointed a panel without women

The legal profession is far from transformed

By Thabang Pooe - 2 November 2018
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Court stops divorced women from facing destitution

Holomisa vs Holomisa is a victory for women living in the Transkei

By Geoffrey Allsop - 1 November 2018
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Rape trials are long, expensive and difficult

Frequent postponements are frustrating and emotionally draining for both the accused and accuser

By Kelly Vinett and Saam Niami Jalinous - 31 October 2018
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Major precedent set for communities affected by mining

Constitutional Court judge quotes Fanon: to “strip someone of their source of livelihood, then you strip them of their dignity too”

By Kim Reynolds - 26 October 2018
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Transgender discrimination is worse if you are poor

Hormone therapy and surgery are expensive and out of reach for many transpeople

By Sophia Wilhelm - 26 October 2018
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Is Zimbabwe’s killings inquiry credible?

Critics fear Mnangagwa’s aim is to pin blame on opposition leaders

By Ray Mwareya - 9 October 2018
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Activists call for improved access to safe abortions

“We have a right as women to choose what we do with our bodies without being questioned”

By Zoë Postman - 29 September 2018
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Sun City prisoners accuse staff of cheating them out of canteen money

Inmates say attempts to open fraud case blocked

By Ciaran Ryan - 20 September 2018
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Understanding the Muslim marriages judgment

Despite fierce opposition, the Cape High Court has compelled government to introduce legislation that recognises Muslim marriages

By Kathleen Mpofu - 10 September 2018
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Human rights: We should not only target the state, says Constitutional Court judge

Companies and individuals also have duties

By Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga - 5 September 2018
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Constitutional Court to rule on right to protest

“SJC10” argue that it should not be a criminal offence to fail to give notice of a protest

By Zoë Postman - 21 August 2018