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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16 May 2013 Staff Writer
News Release: Lesotho Court Fails Women by Denying Them the Right to Succeed to ...

Johannesburg, 16 May – Lesotho’s Constitutional Court today struck a serious blow against women’s rights and gender equality by upholding a discriminatory section of the Chieftainship Act, which denies all daughters the right to succeed to chieftainship solely due to their…

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15 May 2013 Staff Writer
Media Advisory: Lesotho Constitutional Court to Rule on Women’s Right to Chief...

Johannesburg, 15 May – On 16 May, the Lesotho Constitutional Court will issue its decision on whether women in Lesotho can succeed to chieftainship. The case brought by Senate Masupha, the first-born child of a chief, challenged the Chieftainship Act,…

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20 Nov 2012 Staff Writer
Ensuring women’s equality critical to fighting HIV...

  One of SALC’s partners, Mamoletsi Moletsi, recently published an opinion piece in Lesotho’s Public Eyereflecting on the importance of ensuring women’s equality if we are to effectively respond to HIV. In the piece she points to the recent Botswana High Court decision in Mmusi and Others…

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