HUMAN RIGHTS

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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
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Leeuwkop prisoner says officials gave him electric shocks in showers

“You feel like you can die”

By Zoë Postman - 12 November 2019
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“We didn’t ask for much” – seven years after the De Doorns uprising

“We are getting to a point where we will definitely see another strike soon”

By Barbara Maregele - 11 November 2019
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Former inmate tells court he thought of killing himself after prison beating

Xolani Zulu is one of five current and former inmates suing the state for alleged assault and torture

By Zoë Postman - 7 November 2019
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Prison inmate tells court about beating at Leeuwkop prison

Xolani Zulu is among five inmates suing Correctional Services

By Zoë Postman - 6 November 2019
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“Our blood does not want to be spilled in the land of South Africa”

Refugees respond to UNHCR media statements

Text by Madison Yauger. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 26 October 2019
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Shop owner a no show at Equality Court hearing

Sheriff’s office blamed for delaying case

By Barbara Maregele - 21 October 2019

Art centre pressured to remove painting by murderer

Display of Zwelethu Mthethwa’s work raises debate about freedom of expression versus dignity of family of a murdered sex worker

By Zoë Postman - 7 October 2019
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Court grants prisoner permission to use his laptop

Denying laptop infringed Mbalenhle Ntuli’s right to study, says judge

By Zoë Postman - 1 October 2019
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Court victory for transgender prisoners

Judge rules that Jade September must be allowed to live as a woman

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 30 September 2019
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Parents can’t spank their children, Constitutional Court says

The same conduct by someone other than a parent towards the same child would be indefensible assault

By Zoë Postman - 18 September 2019
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Protesters call on JSE companies to fund anti-violence struggle

ANC Women’s League gets frosty response in Sandton

By Zoë Postman - 13 September 2019
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Call for more churches to become places of refuge

Methodists hold silent protest against gender based violence

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and Drew Wayland - 13 September 2019
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“We need to address the massive unemployment, inequality and poverty that allow violence”

Cape Town activists march against violence

By Tariro Washinyira - 12 September 2019
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Wits students join protests against violence against women

Student leader calls for Sandton to be shut down on Friday

By Zoë Postman - 9 September 2019
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Ramaphosa visits Uyinene Mrwetyana’s family

President calls for national campaign against violence against women

By Johnnie Isaac - 6 September 2019