HUMAN RIGHTS

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Is Zimbabwe’s killings inquiry credible?

Critics fear Mnangagwa’s aim is to pin blame on opposition leaders

By Ray Mwareya - 9 October 2018
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Activists call for improved access to safe abortions

“We have a right as women to choose what we do with our bodies without being questioned”

By Zoë Postman - 29 September 2018
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Sun City prisoners accuse staff of cheating them out of canteen money

Inmates say attempts to open fraud case blocked

By Ciaran Ryan - 20 September 2018
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Understanding the Muslim marriages judgment

Despite fierce opposition, the Cape High Court has compelled government to introduce legislation that recognises Muslim marriages

By Kathleen Mpofu - 10 September 2018
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Human rights: We should not only target the state, says Constitutional Court judge

Companies and individuals also have duties

By Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga - 5 September 2018
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Constitutional Court to rule on right to protest

“SJC10” argue that it should not be a criminal offence to fail to give notice of a protest

By Zoë Postman - 21 August 2018
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Activists chain themselves to Cape Town civic centre

Constitutional Court will decide future of apartheid-era Regulation of Gatherings Act

By Thembela Ntongana - 17 August 2018

Thousands march against gender-based violence across South Africa

“The 24 demands in our memorandum signify 24 years of democracy”

By GroundUp Staff - 1 August 2018
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Cost order against NGO weakens democracy

The South African History Archive should be able to access documents exposing crimes under apartheid

By Sharon Ekambaram and Mluleki Marongo - 3 July 2018
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Judgment paints a damning picture of prison life at Sun City

Correctional Services ordered to feed prisoners properly

By Ciaran Ryan - 21 June 2018
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Understanding the Constitutional Court’s Sidney Frankel judgment

Landmark ruling demonstrates a new approach to survivors of sexual assault

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 21 June 2018
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Court rules that religion cannot be used as a defence for anti-gay hate speech

An explanation of the Equality Court’s ruling against against Pastor Oscar Bougaardt

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 15 June 2018
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No help for East London orphanage

For 27 years, Duncan Village woman has been offering a home to orphans

By Chris Gilili - 11 June 2018
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The right to protest is being violated in small mining towns

Municipalities, mine management and police collude to prevent protests

By Bongani Xezwi and Nosipho Ntshangase - 7 June 2018
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Protest over police handling of lesbian murder

Gender and gay rights organisations march to Delft police station

By Vincent Lali - 21 May 2018
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Thousands march in solidarity with Palestine

“I stand here as a Jewish South African to say to Israel: ‘Enough! Enough shooting unarmed protesters!’”

By Aidan Jones, Annie Cebulski and Joseph Chirume - 15 May 2018