15 Jul 2009 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: THE BLOODY REPERCUSSIONS OF THE AU’S SUPPORT FOR AL-BASHIR...

Mail & Guardian Online Nicole Fritz On my desk, I have a memorandum documenting the activities of a number of businesses that have knowingly financed conflict in the Southern African region in order to obtain lucrative mineral resources. Such profiteering…

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01 Jul 2009 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: HOW CIVIL SOCIETY BLOCKED AN ARMS SHIPMENT FOR ZIMBABWE...

In April 2008, a Chinese ship carrying arms destined for Zimbabwe’s Defence Force attempted to offload those weapons in Durban’s harbour, so that they might be transported across South African territory to land-locked Zimbabwe. South African civil society, alerted to…

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02 Jun 2009 Staff Writer
SALC NEWS RELEASE: THULANI MASEKO, A PROMINENT HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER, HAS BEEN ARR...

Thulani Maseko, a prominent human rights lawyer, has been arrested and is currently in police custody. He was initially charged under Swaziland’s recently enacted Suppression of Terrorism Act, but now faces charges under the Sedition Act. Maseko is currently acting…

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28 May 2009 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: SOUTH AFRICA’S SMART STEPS TOWARDS REVERSING THE LEGACY OF M...

Johannesburg — LAST week, Minister for International Relations and Co-operation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane condemned the trial of Myanmar’s Nobel laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, and called for her unconditional release. Then this week, the minister’s deputy, Ebrahim Ebrahim, met the Myanmar…

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19 May 2009 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ZIMBABWE: TOP LAWYER’S ARREST SHOWS HOW FAR COUNTRY MUST STI...

Johannesburg — WHEN I travel in southern Africa meeting human rights lawyers and civil society activists, whose work often earns them the enmity of their governments, I play a rather perverse, fatalistic game with myself — weighing up which country,…

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19 May 2009 Staff Writer
SALC NEWS RELEASE: ZAMBIAN HIGH COURT TO HEAR GROUNDBREAKING HIV CASE...

On Wednesday, 20 May, the Livingstone High Court will hear a ground-breaking case determining whether mandatory testing for HIV and discrimination solely on the basis of HIV status is constitutional in Zambia. The case, Kingaipe and Another v Attorney-General, involves two…

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18 May 2009 Staff Writer
SUMMARY OF ZAMBIAN HIV DISCRIMINATION IN MILITARY CASE...

On 20 May 2009, the High Court in Livingstone will hear a case, Kingaipe and Another v Attorney-General, regarding the alleged mandatory testing for HIV of two former Zambian Air Force employees, Stainley Kingaipe and Charles Chookole, and their eventual dismissal…

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02 May 2009 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ANOTHER DIPLOMATIC FIASCO LOOMS...

2 May 2009 It’s hard to imagine that the South African government would risk having the inauguration of incoming president, Jacob Zuma overshadowed by having to arrest President Omar Hassan al Bashir of Sudan, and yet that is a scenario South…

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24 Feb 2009 Staff Writer
THE WEEKENDER – ZIMBABWE: GENERALS HOLD OUT FOR AMNESTY...

Zimbabwe’s peace is being held to ransom, raising the question of whether peace is possible without justice, writes NICOLE FRITZ THE hot topic for discussion in Zimbabwe’s new government of national unity isn’t stemming the spread of cholera or reversing…

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26 Jan 2009 Priti Patel
AGENDA 75 – THE COERCED STERILISATION OF HIV-POSITIVE WOMEN IN NAMIBIA...

Abstract  Forced and coerced sterilisation is synonymous with a paternalistic desire to control women’s reproductive capacity. It is a practice that has always targeted the most marginalised people in society, including mentally ill or disabled persons, racial minorities, poor women,…

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17 Dec 2008 Staff Writer
BUSINESS DAY ONLINE – NEIGHBOUR WHO GOT IN THE WAY...

THIS week, the United Nations (UN) Security Council again considers the issue of Zimbabwe. Members of the Security Council concerned at the situation have reportedly been planning to wait for SA’s departure from the council in January next year before…

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04 Dec 2008 Staff Writer
News release from Southern Africa litigation centre...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) has requested the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to take action on its evidence of torture by Zimbabwean officials of actual and perceived supporters of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in March 2007. Lloyd…

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