HUMAN RIGHTS

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

Cape Town residents clean up after first rains

Some Mfuleni residents spent Wednesday morning clearing their waterlogged homes

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11 March 2021

Home Affairs says it will clear 68-year backlog in refugee applications in four years

The UNHCR and Home Affairs have announced a US$9.6 million asylum seeker backlog project

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9 March 2021

The Justice department has upgraded the Khayelitsha sexual offences court. But Rape Crisis say it’s not enough

Activists picketed outside the department’s regional office in Cape Town on Monday to demand better upgrades

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8 March 2021

An employee was attacked at work. A court has ruled that she can sue her employer

“On the facts of this case, the assault took on racial and gendered overtones”

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8 March 2021