Welcome to the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC)

SALC promotes and advances human rights and the rule of law in Southern Africa, primarily through strategic litigation and capacity-strengthening support to lawyers and grassroots organisations. SALC also provides small grants to community-based organisations.

SALC works in the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, LesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaEswatini, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In addition, SALC supports litigation in South African courts that advances human rights in the southern African region.

SALC’s work is streamlined into five thematic clusters:

Recent Posts


Breaking binaries and advocating for intersex justice in Southern Africa

The Midweek Sun 8 November 2023 By: Bradley Fortuin A transformative movement is gaining momentum in Southern Africa, a region known for its diverse cultures and traditions. This movement challenges…
Civic Rights

Revitilising the campaign against sedition and insult offences in Africa

Sedition laws are a serious threat to freedom of expression and democracy in Africa. These laws are often used to silence dissent and criminalize legitimate criticism of the government. In…
The truth is out there – but not available to everyone
International Justice
Request for support of ICC investigation in Palestine by African ICC member states
Criminal Justice
Mental health, patriarchy and the criminalisation of attempted suicide
Equality Rights
Analysing the case of Digashu and Others v Government of the Republic of Namibia, Seiler-Lilles v Government of the Republic of Namibia
Botswana High Court ignores Constitution and rules
The arm of imperialism: The church’s anti-gender and anti-SOGIE rhetoric