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Ensuring women’s equality critical to fighting HIV

  One of SALC’s partners, Mamoletsi Moletsi, recently published an opinion piece in Lesotho’s Public Eyereflecting on the importance of ensuring women’s equality if we are to effectively respond to HIV. In the piece she points to the recent Botswana High Court decision in Mmusi and Others v Ramantele and Another, a case in which SALC was…
Staff Writer
20 Nov 2012
Focus areasFocus countriesLesothoWomen’s Land and Property Rights

MEDIA ADVISORY: LESOTHO CONSTITUTIONAL COURT TO HEAR LANDMARK CHIEFTAINSHIP CASE

Lesotho Constitutional Court to Hear Landmark Chieftainship Case Johannesburg—On Monday and Tuesday, the Lesotho Constitutional Court will hear arguments in Masupha v The Senior Resident Magistrate for the Subordinate Court of Berea and Others, a case challenging legislation providing only for male succession to chieftainship. “The time has come to end discrimination…
Staff Writer
27 Aug 2012
LesothoWomen’s Land and Property Rights

SALC joins the fight to repeal Lesotho law banning women from becoming chiefs

Through the variety of legal cases and jurisdictions in which SALC has worked, SALC has developed expertise regarding women’s rights as well as comparative constitutional law and international and regional law. SALC is challenging Lesotho’s discriminatory Chieftainship Act, which only allows the first-born son to succeed to chieftainship. SALC filed…
Staff Writer
18 Jan 2012
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NEWS RELEASE: LESOTHO LAW BANNING WOMEN FROM BECOMING CHIEFS IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND MUST BE REPEALED, SAYS SALC

Johannesburg—The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) today joined the fight to repeal parts of Lesotho’s discriminatory Chieftainship Act, which only allows the first-born son to succeed to chieftainship, by filing submissions in a landmark case that is due before the country’s Constitutional Court next month. “Universally denying women the ability…
Staff Writer
17 Jan 2012