Swaziland

20 Oct 2020 Staff Writer
Media advisory: Melusi Simelane & Others v Minister of Commerce & Indu...

A full bench of the High Court of Eswatini will on Tuesday October 20 2020, hear the application for the registration of the Eswatini Sexual and Gender Minorities (ESGM), an association not-for-profit in terms of section 17 of the Companies…

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19 Oct 2020 Staff Writer
Statement on the right to associate in Eswatini in light of the ESGM case...

Eswatini Sexual and Gender Minorities (ESGM) is a human rights community-based advocacy organisation which aims to advance the protection of human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and intersex persons in the kingdom of Eswatini. The organisation works on reducing…

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15 Oct 2020 Staff Writer
SALC Submission on the Computer Crime and Cybercrime Bill, 2020...

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) filed written submissions in the Parliament of Eswatini. The  submissions were filed with the Clerk of the ICT Portfolio Committee. In the submissions, SALC called upon the Parliament of Eswatini to make a number…

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25 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
MEDIA ADVISORY: ESWATINI HIGH COURT POSTPONES CASE ON THE REFUSAL TO REGISTER AN...

24 June 2020, Mbabane – Today, the Eswatini High Court was scheduled to hear arguments in the case of Simelane & Others versus Minister of Commerce and Industries & Others, in which the applicants sought a review of the Registrar…

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22 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
MEDIA ADVISORY: ESWATINI HIGH COURT TO HEAR CASE ON THE REFUSAL TO REGISTER AN L...

22 June 2020, Mbabane – On 24 June 2020, the Eswatini High Court will hear arguments in the case of Simelane & Others versus Minister of Commerce and Industries & Others. The case challenges the refusal of Eswatini’s Registrar of…

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22 Jun 2020 Staff Writer
Eswatini: Challenging the Refusal to Register an Advocacy Group...

In September 2019, Eswatini’s Registrar of Companies refused to register the organisation Eswatini Sexual and Gender Minorities (ESGM). The Registrar argued that ESGM’s purpose was unlawful because same-sex sexual acts are illegal in the country. ESGM and its members filed…

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17 Mar 2020 Staff Writer
Celebrating International Women’s Day...

International Women’s Day (IWD), which was held on 8 March 2020, represents an important day in the fight for women’s rights, equality and non-discrimination in Southern Africa and around the world. IWD is the perfect time to take stock of…

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21 Feb 2020 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ESWATINI WOMEN CHALLENGE OPPRESIVE LAWS...

Fair Planet 21 February 2020 Eswatini Women Challenge Oppressive Laws Hlengiwe Tsabedze, a married 33-year old shop-floor worker in Mbabane, the capital of the tiny southern African kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), does not appreciate the importance of the recent…

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20 Dec 2019 Anneke Meerkotter
MEDIA ADVISORY: ESWATINI GOVERNMENT ROUNDS UP ACTIVISTS...

20 December 2019, Mbabane – In a coordinated operation in the early hours of this morning, Eswatini police visited the houses of a number of pro-democracy activists including Sikelela Dlamini, Secretary General of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT),…

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20 Dec 2019 Anneke Meerkotter
Opinion: Eswatini’s citizens condemn lavish spending by the monarchy at their...

Published in the Daily Maverick on 17 December 2019 In a time of economic hardship for Eswatini, citizens saw the arrival of a large fleet of luxury cars for the King and his 11 wives. But on 13 November 2019…

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18 Oct 2019 Anneke Meerkotter
Eswatini: Summary of the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act...

The Rights4All Project, under its My Body My Rights Campaign, published a booklet which summarises the provisions of the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act of 2018. The booklet is available here.

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30 Aug 2019 Anneke Meerkotter
PRESS STATEMENT: ESWATINI HIGH COURT DECLARES DOCTRINE OF MARITAL POWER UNCONSTI...

Eswatini, 30 August 2019 – A full bench of the High Court of Eswatini today held that the common law doctrine of marital power discriminates against married women and offends their constitutional rights to dignity and equality. Marital power refers…

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