HUMAN RIGHTS

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Condemning Israel is not hate speech, Appeal Court finds

Finding against COSATU’s Bongani Masuku overturned

By Wilmien Wicomb - 6 December 2018
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N2 Highway: communities were not consulted, court told

Department of Environmental Affairs accused of unfair procedure

By Zoë Postman - 5 December 2018
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Does spanking children promote discipline or violence?

Constitutional Court reserves judgment on corporal punishment in private homes

By Zoë Postman - 30 November 2018
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Call for dam to be fenced after child drowns

Open dams in Cofimvaba have claimed several lives

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 23 November 2018
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10 taps for 1,000 families in Wallacedene

Broken drains, blocked toilets, filthy water in the streets

By Vincent Lali - 20 November 2018
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What does the Constitutional Court’s judgment on protests mean?

The ruling will help people hold peaceful protests without fear of getting criminal records

By Wilmien Wicomb - 20 November 2018
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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