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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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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26 Feb 2015 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: DISCUSSION ON DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN IN TRADITIONAL LEAD...

11 February 2015 On Wednesday, 11 February 2015, Muluka Miti-Drummond (SALC Regional Advocacy Director) and Senate Masupha from Lesotho were interviewed at Talk at Nine by Aubrey Masango following a joint statement by Civil Society Calling an End to Discrimination Against…

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24 Dec 2014 Staff Writer
Using the court to protect vulnerable people: Perspectives from the judiciary an...

In February and March 2014 the Southern Africa Litigation Centre, the National Association of Women Judges and Magistrates (Botswana) and the judiciaries in Malawi and Zambia co-hosted judicial colloquia on the rights of vulnerable groups. The colloquia provided a unique…

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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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