HUMAN RIGHTS

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Covid-19: Shack demolitions continue in Durban despite moratorium plea

Abahlali BaseMjondolo accuse eThekwini Municipality of using the lockdown to “wage a war” against the movement

By Nokulunga Majola - 3 April 2020
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Covid-19: School bodies halt plan to house Gauteng’s homeless

The department says 30 schools with hostels would be used as shelters

By Zoë Postman - 1 April 2020
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Central Methodist Church seeks advice over removal of refugees

“The refugee leadership gave me the assurance that they will vacate the church. They did not honour these commitments”

By Marecia Damons - 13 March 2020
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Women march against evictions in Drakenstein

“Share the land with those who work on it”

By Liezl Human - 6 March 2020
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After being excluded for two years, Wandile, 8, starts school

KZN child was denied education because he has no birth certificate

By Nokulunga Majola - 25 February 2020

Farm worker challenges authorities in court over housing

Municipality and province accused of not meeting constitutional obligations

By Barbara Maregele - 20 February 2020
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Criminal record of health protesters cleared

Record expunged four years after court set aside convictions

By Zoë Postman - 18 February 2020
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Black women married under apartheid act win court victory

Judge rules that Black Administration Act marriages are, by default, in communion of property

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 14 February 2020
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The human cost of South Africa’s unsecured lending explosion

There are examples in the world of responsible lending to poor people, but not here

By Malcolm Rees - 13 February 2020
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Murder of lesbian prompts Mpumalanga march against violence

800 people march after Portia Mtsweni killed in Tweefontein

By Nompumelelo Mahlangu - 6 January 2020
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Homeless people win court victory against City of Cape Town

A review of the bylaws is to be heard in February

By Steve Kretzmann - 12 December 2019
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Chinese Association heads to court over ‘hate speech’ comments on Facebook

Equality Court hears history of discrimination against Chinese people in South Africa

By Safura Abdool Karim - 12 December 2019
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Picket for children’s rights outside Home Affairs office

Protesters demand better access to documentation

By Zoë Postman - 10 December 2019
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Refugees join homeless for Christmas lunch event

Ladles of Love apologises to homeless as food runs out during event

By Tariro Washinyira - 9 December 2019
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Court rules that child offenders, victims and witnesses may not be named - even in adulthood

Parliament given 24 months to correct Criminal Procedure Act

By Tania Broughton - 5 December 2019
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How we internalise stigma and shame

Biko’s legacy can help us recognise the invader within

By Edwin Cameron - 4 December 2019