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SALC IN THE NEWS: IN DEFENCE OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICA LITIGATION CENTRE

Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh The Daily Maverick 25 June 2015 SALC has received much praise for its actions and also much criticism for taking this bold step. In particular, SALC has heard some extremely concerning statements about its independence, including allegations that it is being influenced to act by third parties. We …» Read More

Blog Posts

Thulani Maseko and Bheki Makhubu Acquitted and Released

On Tuesday in the Swazi Supreme Court, veteran judge Jacobus Annandale commented that the day » Read More

Submission to the Human Rights Committee Regarding the Forced and Coerced Sterilisation of Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Namibia: Submitted in advance of the consideration of the list of Issues for Namibia’s 2nd Periodic

[Click here to read in PDF: Submission to the Human Rights Committee on NAMIBIA]   Introduction » Read More

ZAMBIA’S PRISONER TRANSFER AGREEMENT

The Zambian Prison Service has recently concluded a multilateral agreement with a number of Southern » Read More

News Stories

Open Letter From Human Rights and Free Press Groups Calling for Charges Against Rafael Marques de Morais to Be Dropped

Journalist Rafael Marques de Morais wrote a book, and for that, he could go to » Read More

JOINT STATEMENT-ANGOLA: DETAINED ACTIVISTS MUST BE IMMEDIATELY AND UNCONDITIONALLY FREED

The Angolan authorities must immediately and unconditionally release two human rights defenders who were detained » Read More

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS CONDEMN SECURITY SWEEP

The Nation, By Edwin Nyirongo   Civil society organisations (CSOs) and a constitutional law expert have » Read More

Commentary

JUDGMENT IN MAPINGURE V THE STATE: A STEP FORWARD FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS OR A TOKEN GESTURE

On Tuesday 25 March 2014, the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe ordered the government to compensate a rape victim, Mildred Mapingure, after the State failed to prevent a pregnancy resultant from the rape. Subsequent to the decision, there has been much discussion on social media platforms in Zimbabwe on whether the …» Read More

Anneke Meerkotter

Zimbabwe: Assisting sex workers to hold police accountable for abuse

SALC is working with the Sexual Rights Centre in Bulawayo to act on and litigate in cases of police abuse of sex workers. The intention is to hold the Commissioner General of the Zimbabwe Republic Police, the responsible Minister and individual police officers accountable for abuse perpetrated against sex workers. …» Read More