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These cases are ongoing and under review by SALC

Ongoing casesWomen’s Land and Property RightsZambia

ZAMBIA: LONG-TERM RURAL RESIDENTS DECLARED SQUATTERS AND ORDERED TO VACATE THE LAND WITHOUT FAIR COMPENSATION

 SALC is currently collaborating with the Muchinda Royal Establishment and the Zambia Land Alliance (ZLA) to support an appeal challenging the decision of the Magistrate for the Serenje District, finding that land occupied by twelve families belongs to a commercial farmer because he was granted the land in question by…
Staff Writer
6 Feb 2018
Focus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeOngoing casesSouth Africa

South Africa: Challenging NPA inaction for TRC related prosecutions

Nkadimeng v the National Director of Public Prosecutions and others SALC is supporting the family of Nokuthula Simelane to compel the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to either refer the disappearance of anti-apartheid activist Nokuthula Simelane for an inquest or to make a decision whether to prosecute. Nokuthula Simelane was abducted, tortured…
Staff Writer
28 Nov 2016
Ongoing casesWomen’s Land and Property RightsZambia

CHALLENGING THE USE OF THE OFFENCE OF CRIMINAL TRESPASS TO FORCE LONG-TERM RURAL RESIDENTS OFF THEIR LAND

 SALC is currently collaborating with the Muchinda Royal Establishment and the Zambia Land Alliance (ZLA) to support an appeal challenging the use of the offence of criminal trespass to force long-term rural residents off the land they have occupied and farmed for years, at times for generations, with minimal compensation.…
Staff Writer
25 Nov 2016
Criminal JusticeEswatiniFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationOngoing casesRule of Law

Eswatini: Challenging the Suppression of Terrorism and Subversive Activities Acts

  Mario Masuku and Maxwell Dlamini were arrested on 1 May 2014 after participating in a May Day gathering in Manzini. Masuku spoke at the gathering and Dlamini participated in the singing of songs, and both used the gathering to draw attention to various challenges facing Swaziland. They were charged…
Staff Writer
28 Sep 2016
EswatiniFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsOngoing casesRule of Law

Eswatini: Activists challenge constitutionality of the Sedition and Subversive Activities Act

SALC is supporting three individuals who were charged with sedition for allegedly participating in a march that encouraged Swazis to boycott the 2013 national elections. The definition of seditious intention in the Sedition and Subversive Activities Act is extremely broad and vague, and this lack of clarity over what conduct…
Staff Writer
16 Sep 2016