19 Jan 2011 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ‘CONSTITUTIONAL CASES MUST BE FUNDED’...

Motswaledi’s legal bill opens debate on funding of Constitutional cases Gomolemo Motswaledi’s legal bill has opened a debate on the need for constitunal cases to be funded. The interim leader of the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) finally paid his…

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13 Oct 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: WILL SA USE ITS SECOND UN TERM BETTER?...

AS EXPECTED, SA has again won a seat on the United Nations Security Council. With a security council almost unprecedented in its heavyweight make-up, the potential for major, innovative reform exists, and not only of the institution but also its…

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04 Oct 2010 Staff Writer
PRESS RELEASE: CIVIL SOCIETY PROTESTS SUSPENSION OF SADC TRIBUNAL...

Johannesburg – Civil society from throughout southern Africa today protested the suspension of the SADC Tribunal, petitioning the SADC Secretary General Tomaz Salomão and Ministers of Justice of the various SADC states to ensure the full functioning of the Tribunal…

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25 Mar 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ZUMA CONTINUES TO SIT ON ARMY GENERAL’S REPORT ON VIOLENCE...

analysis In 2008 former South African President Thabo Mbeki commissioned a fact finding mission into state sponsored violence that took place in the run up to Zimbabwe’s one man presidential run-off. Mbeki, as mediator, sent six retired South African army…

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07 Nov 2009 Staff Writer
“ZIMBABWE COULD SLIDE INTO A CIVIL WAR” – LEADING THINK-TANK WARNS SADC...

JOHANNESBURG – A leading Regional think-tank has warned SADC leaders of the impact of their failure to find lasting solution to the Zimbabwean crisis at the Maputo Summit on Thursday. In a statement released to the media Open Society Initiative…

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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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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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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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