29 May 2017 Staff Writer
Zambia: Challenging Forced Eviction of Communities Living on Customary Land...

SALC is working with the Zambia Land Alliance to challenge the newly created Chikankata District Council’s taking over of individual farms and the grazing land of a community of 4429 people without following the legal and constitutional procedures. No compensation,…

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24 May 2017 Staff Writer
News release: Malawi High Court rules in favour of a widow previously dispossess...

On Monday 22 May 2017, the High Court of Malawi, sitting in Mzuzu, dismissed an action brought by the Plaintiff, a daughter to an elite couple, against the Defendant, an 89 year old grandmother. The Court found that the property…

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22 May 2017 Staff Writer
Malawi: Protecting Women from Illegal Land Seizure...

                SALC is working with Youth Watch Society (YOWSO) to help a poor single woman, Mary, and her widowed mother, Idesi retain the land that they inherited from their deceased father and husband…

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24 Jan 2017 Staff Writer
Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals: Perspectives from judges and lawye...

Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seeks to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. During 2016, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre,…

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08 Dec 2016 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: MALAWI PROTECTING WOMEN FROM ILLEGAL LAND SEIZURE...

8 December 2016, Malawi – On Friday 2 December 2016, the High Court of Malawi, sitting in Mzuzu, dismissed an action brought by the Plaintiffs, an elite couple, against two female Defendants. The Plaintiffs claimed that the land inherited by…

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25 Nov 2016 Staff Writer
CHALLENGING THE USE OF THE OFFENCE OF CRIMINAL TRESPASS TO FORCE LONG-TERM RURAL...

 SALC is currently collaborating with the Muchinda Royal Establishment and the Zambia Land Alliance (ZLA) to support an appeal challenging the use of the offence of criminal trespass to force long-term rural residents off the land they have occupied and…

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24 Oct 2016 Staff Writer
MEDIA ADVISORY: SWAZILAND HIGH COURT TO DETERMINE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF COMMON LA...

Johannesburg — This Morning, the High Court of Swaziland will hear arguments in Sacolo and Another v Sacolo and Others, a case concerning the validity of the common law marital power which denies married women the right to contract, administer…

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03 Oct 2016 Staff Writer
SALC CELEBRATES WORLD HABITAT DAY...

Every year, the first Monday of October is celebrated across the globe as World Habitat Day. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985, the World Habitat Day is meant to reflect on the state of wellbeing of towns…

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23 Jun 2016 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: COURT GRANTS AN ORDER DECLARING THAT A WIDOW WAS THE SOLE BENEFICI...

23 June, 2016 Harare- On Thursday 9 June 2016, the High Court of Zimbabwe, sitting in Harare granted an order declaring that a widow was the sole beneficiary of a farm on which she and her husband had lived immediately…

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10 Jun 2016 Staff Writer
Zimbabwe: Protecting Women’s Right to Matrimonial Property...

SALC worked with Women and Law in Southern Africa –Zimbabwe (WLSA – Zimbabwe) to challenge the decision of the Master of the High Court (Master) that approved a distribution plan awarding a farm equally amongst the surviving spouse and all…

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15 Oct 2015 Staff Writer
CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS CALL FOR RURAL WOMEN NOT TO BE NEGLECTED IN THE IMPLEMENTAT...

On this International Day of Rural Women, we the undersigned organisations, call on African governments to ensure that rural women are a central focus in the implementation of the newly adopted sustainable development goals, including by addressing the social and…

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15 Oct 2015 Staff Writer
JOINT STATEMENT: CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS CALL FOR RURAL WOMEN NOT TO BE NEGLECTED I...

On this International Day of Rural Women, we the undersigned organisations, call on African governments to ensure that rural women are a central focus in the implementation of the newly adopted sustainable development goals, including by addressing the social and…

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