HUMAN RIGHTS

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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
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Understanding the SCA’s freedom of expression judgment

“The legislature may well have wanted to regulate hate speech as broadly as possible, but it has not done so with the necessary precision” explains Judge Navsa

By Tania Broughton - 2 December 2019
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Gay activist stages pop-up theatre in city streets

“My performances are for the mother with a gay son who is hiding”

By Velani Ludidi - 29 November 2019
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Fierce battle over future of landmark Cape Town site

Developers and government manoeuvre to realise ten-storey buildings at River Club, while Khoi organisations fight for land they say is sacred

By Steve Kretzmann - 27 November 2019
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“We do not have streets, but during elections you will find big black cars driving between our shacks”

Mdantsane shackdwellers’ fight for toilets and housing

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 22 November 2019
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Asylum seeker appeals hospital decision to stop dialysis

Alem Bazabe Ereselo was deemed ineligible for a kidney transplant because of her refugee status

By Muchengeti Hwacha - 19 November 2019
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Murder, rape and torture by police officers. Did IPID even investigate?

IPID used a category called “special closure” to close hundreds of such cases

By Daneel Knoetze - 18 November 2019
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Inmate alleging torture at Leeuwkop disputes psychiatrist’s report

The court case will resume on 11 May 2020

By Zoë Postman - 15 November 2019
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Toddlers abandoned in room for almost five days

Unclear why authorities took long to respond

By Anton van Zyl and Bernard Chiguvare - 15 November 2019
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Prisoner alleging torture at Leeuwkop sticks to his story under cross-examiniation

“What I’m telling the court today is what happened”

By Zoë Postman - 14 November 2019