The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and over 100 other civil society organisations (CSOs) throughout the African continent today presented an open letter to the African Union (AU), renewing their concerns regarding the xenophobic attacks in the Republic of South Africa and the nationwide police raids which followed in what was known as “Operation Fiela”.
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsSouth Africa
News Release: Constitutional Court confirms that publication by Jon Qwelane constituted hate speech
On 30 July 2021, the Constitutional Court handed down its judgment in the matter of Jonathan Dubula Qwelane v South African Human Rights Commission and Another. Central to the Court’s decision was whether the hate speech provision under Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act 4 of 2000…
Staff Writer30 Jul 2021
EswatiniFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsSouth Africa
Letter to MTN group president and CEO: Violation of freedom of expression in Eswatini
On 7 July 2021, SALC wrote a letter to the Group President and CEO of MTN group regarding the violation of freedom of expression in Eswatini in light of recent internet shutdown.
Staff Writer7 Jul 2021
International Criminal JusticeNewsSouth Africa
News Release: Supreme Court of Appeal dismisses appeal for a permanent stay of prosecutions by alleged apartheid-era perpetrator
On 21 June 2021, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) handed down judgment in the matter Joao Rodrigues v National Director of Public Prosecutions and Others concerning an application for a stay of prosecution for the alleged murder of Ahmed Timol. Joao Rodrigues (Rodrigues), the Appellant, is a former member…
Staff Writer22 Jun 2021