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Sedition charges impact on freedom of expression in Eswatini

Opinion Piece first published on 22 July 2019 on Polity.org.za In May 2019 a lone activist, Goodwill Sibiya, sought to file an application before the civil courts in Eswatini. In the application, apparently drafted without legal representation, the applicant sought to remedy perceived defects of the government. The veracity of the applicant’s…
Articles and OpinionsBotswanaSOGIE Rights

SALC IN THE NEWS: Incremental gains and public activism pave the way for decriminalisation of same-sex sexual conduct in Botswana

The Daily Maverick Incremental gains and public activism pave way the way for decriminalisation of same-sex sexual conduct in Botswana By Tashwill Esterhuizen The recent Botswana court victory, which will bring enormous benefits to the LGBT community in Botswana and beyond, would not have been possible without the selfless work…
Staff Writer
13 Jun 2019
Articles and OpinionsFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationMalawiMozambiqueNews

The Internet Shutdowns Cast Doubt on Election Integrity: Malawi and Mozambique Should Not Repeat Benin’s Mistake

By: Tyler Walton (SALC Fellow) On Sunday 28 April, starting at around midnight, people in Benin were unable to access social media sites and apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Telegram, and Viber.  The partial shutdown was followed by a complete internet shutdown on major internet service providers, including Spacetel,…
Staff Writer
20 May 2019
Articles and OpinionsInternational Criminal JusticeSouth Africa

SALC in the News: Demands for toppled Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir to face prosecution

The Daily Maverick Experts differ over whether the new Sudanese military junta should be pressured to surrender ousted President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court. The toppling of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir by his own security forces under pressure of large and growing popular protests has prompted demands for…
Staff Writer
12 Apr 2019
Articles and OpinionsInternational Criminal JusticeSouth Africa

SALC IN THE NEWS: Prosecuting apartheid atrocities-why an indictment for a single murder in the Ahmed Timol case is not enough

By Atilla Kisla The Daily Maverick The crimes of apartheid has never been prosecuted before. Therefore, the Ahmed Timol case can pave the way to prosecute the atrocious crimes committed under the system of apartheid. Forty-seven years had passed since anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol was killed during his detention at…
Staff Writer
10 Apr 2019
Articles and OpinionsFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationSADC

The Gender Gap in Southern African Politics: The gap between the law and reality of gendered political representation

Participation in the political process is at the heart of democratic values.  Democratic election of leaders is a civic exercise of selecting leaders that can best represent the interest of the voter.  Public offices across Southern Africa have had consistently low ratios of female members.  The lack of women in…
Staff Writer
8 Mar 2019