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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10 Sep 2014 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: CHIEF’S DAUGHTER CHALLENGES MALE SUCCESSION...

A complaint has been lodged with the African Commission about a law providing for male-only succession to chieftainship in Lesotho, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (Salc) said on Tuesday. Senate Masupha, the first-born child of a chief, is challenging section…

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17 Apr 2014 Staff Writer
News Release: Dark Day For Women’s Rights In Lesotho As Highest Court Upholds ...

Johannesburg, 17 April – Lesotho’s highest court today struck a serious blow against women’s rights and gender equality by upholding a discriminatory section of the Chieftainship Act, which denies daughters the right to succeed to chieftainship solely due to their gender.…

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31 Mar 2014 Staff Writer
News Release: Dark Day For Women’s Rights In Lesotho As Highest Court Upholds ...

Maseru—On Tuesday 1st April 2014, the Court of Appeal in Lesotho will hear arguments in a case challenging legislation providing only for male succession to chieftainship. “The time has come to end discrimination against women in Lesotho. A number of…

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