29 Sep 2014 Staff Writer
Lesotho: Women’s Right to Chieftainship...

On 9 September 2014, Senate Masupha, the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Lesotho) and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) submitted a complaint to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights challenging Lesotho’s law that provides for male-only succession to chieftainship. Ms…

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10 Aug 2014 Staff Writer
South Africa: Amicus curiae in Law Society of South Africa case challenging SA s...

SALC was admitted as amicus curiae in the matter of the Law Society of South Africa and others vs the President and Others. At the hearing SALC made submissions pertaining to relevant international and regional law legal basis for citizens to access a regional…

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17 Oct 2012 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: MOSOTHO WOMAN FIGHTS TO BE CHIEF...

Customary law provides for male succession only The case demonstrates how customary practices can hinder attainment of equality – SALC The Constitutional Court in Lesotho has reserved judgment in the case of a Mosotho woman, Senate Masupha, who is challenging…

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30 Mar 2012 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: CHIEF REDUCED TO DOMESTIC WORKER...

In Lesotho, Tabitha Phaloane was a village chief, governing the affairs of about 3 000 rural people. In Johannesburg she is a domestic worker, taking care of a couple’s two children and cleaning their house. Although an acting chief in the…

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