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These cases are ongoing and under review by SALC

BotswanaFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationOngoing cases

Botswana: Supporting amicus curiae in challenge to publication offence

The case of Attorney General v Tsodilo Services (Pty) Ltd t/a The Sunday Standard and Outsa Mokone (Media Institute of Southern Africa-Botswana as amicus curiae), is currently pending before the Lobatse High Court in Botswana. The case concerns the constitutionality of section 44 of the Corruption and Economic Crime Act, which…
Business and Human RightsFocus areasFocus countriesOngoing casesWomen’s Land and Property RightsZambia

ZAMBIA: PREVENTING THE DISPLACEMENT OF RURAL WOMEN FROM THEIR CUSTOMARY LAND

SALC is assisting the Munte Community of Senior Chief Muchinda (the Community) with retaining the land they have occupied and farmed for generations. The Community is challenging the allocation by the local land authority to commercial farmers without consultation or compensation. In 1995, a businessman (1st Respondent) was engaged to…
Staff Writer
6 Feb 2018
Business and Human RightsMalawiOngoing casesWomen’s Land and Property Rights

MALAWI: CHALLENGING UNCOMPENSATED DISTURBANCES, DAMAGES, LOSS AND SUFFERING DUE TO EXTENSIVE MINING AND PROSPECTING OPERATIONS

SALC is assisting the Kanyika Community based at Kanyika in the Mzimba District of Malawi to recover damages and compensation arising from extensive mining and prospecting operations conducted by Globe Metals and Mining (Africa) Limited (Globe Metals) with the authority of the Mzimba District Commissioner. The Kanyika Community—consisting of 1042…
Staff Writer
6 Feb 2018