HUMAN RIGHTS

Police officers accused of assault barred from community by angry residents

The officers allegedly beat up a 20-year-old for breaking curfew regulations

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20 January 2021

Family of child crushed by stormwater pipe says municipality is responsible

Six-year-old Phawu Mandiyase was playing with his friend when the incident occured

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20 January 2021

Their mother died in 2018. Since then this family of five has survived on child support grants

There are over 30,000 child headed households in South Africa

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18 January 2021

Court upholds new charge against Zimbabwean journalist

Hopewell Chin’ono was arrested along with two others for speaking out against police brutality on social media

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13 January 2021

Sex work activists demand answers from Human Rights Commission

They claim that a complaint lodged in August about sex worker Robyn Montsumi who died in police custody has gone unanswered

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11 December 2020

Child drowns in Philippi dam

Community leader says they have been pleading for years for the area to be fenced

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10 December 2020

New domestic violence helpline gets more than 200 calls in four days

The helpline is serviced by experienced social workers who will give advice and help victims of gender-based violence

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7 December 2020

Concourt gives prison watchdog more independence

But the CEO of the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services can still be disciplined by the Justice Department

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7 December 2020

High Court suspends measures against asylum seekers

The provisions left many asylum seekers vulnerable to being deported to countries where they would face persecution or threats to their lives

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2 December 2020

Activists call for emergency response to violence against women

Right2Know picket outside Parliament

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1 December 2020

Spar workers who set woman alight have been fired

But their victim is battling to recover from her burns

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1 December 2020

City of Cape Town in spat with Public Works over refugee camp

Meanwhile hundreds of refugees are without basic sanitation at the Bellville camp

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25 November 2020

Cape Flats women activists celebrated

Twenty women from communities across the city have been nominated for awards

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25 November 2020

Crucial case on legality of shack demolitions starts

Judges will rule whether a court order must be sought in all cases

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24 November 2020

Refugees from UNHCR protest face deportation

“I cry everyday and worry about my first child’s future. I may never see my husband again”

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24 November 2020

IPID investigating after police accused of assaulting woman

The woman says that officers in Philippi threatened to kill her and her family if they spoke out about the incident

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20 November 2020