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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01 Oct 2013 Priti Patel
VICTORY AGAINST DISCRIMINATORY CUSTOMARY LAW IN BOTSWANA...

Check out SALC’s Deputy Director’s blog post on the recent court victory in Botswana. This entry was posted in HIV/AIDS, Women's rights. Bookmark the permalink.  

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03 Sep 2013 Staff Writer
Botswana: Women’s Inheritance Rights Under Customary Law...

SALC supported a case in Botswana before the High Court challenging a customary law rule which provides only for male inheritance of the family home.The case was an appeal from a decision of the Customary Court of Appeal finding that…

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03 Sep 2013 Staff Writer
News Release: Victory for Women’s Rights as Botswana Court of Appeal Finds Wom...

Gaborone – The fight for women’s rights in Botswana took a major step forward today when the Court of Appeal in Ramantele v Mmusi and Others upheld the right of four sisters to inherit their family homestead, rejecting the argument that under Ngwaketse…

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22 Aug 2013 Staff Writer
The Girl Who Dared Swim Against the Tide...

9 August 2013 Public eye MASERU- Senate—the 36-year-old daughter of the late Principal Chiefs of Ha ’Mamathe, Thupa-Kubu and Jorotane, ‘Masenate and David Gabasheane Masupha— is like a rock that never breaks no matter how many times you strike it.…

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18 Jul 2013 Staff Writer
Media Advisory: Botswana Court to Hear Appeal to Decision Allowing Women to Inhe...

Gaborone – On Friday 19 July, the Court of Appeal in Gaborone, Botswana will hear arguments in Ramantele v Mmusi and Others, an appeal from a High Court decision striking down as unconstitutional a customary law denying women the ability to…

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17 May 2013 Staff Writer
SALC in the News: Lesotho Denies Women Right to be Chiefs...

Business Day, Ernest Mabuza, May 17 2013–The Johannesburg-based Southern Africa Litigation Centre branded Thursday a dark day for women in Lesotho after the mountain kingdom’s Constitutional Court upheld a section of the Chieftainship Act that denied daughters the right to…

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