18 Jul 2012 Staff Writer
Continuation of Botswana customary inheritance case tomorrow in high court...

On Thursday, the High Court will hear further arguments in Mmusi and Others v Ramantele and Another, a case challenging the Ngwaketse customary law rule providing only for male inheritance of the family home. As followers of the case will remember, the High Court heard initial…

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15 May 2012 Staff Writer
Botswana High Court hears customary inheritance law case: Update from the courtr...

Yesterday, the Botswana High Court heard arguments in Mmusi and Others v Ramantele and Another, a case challenging the Ngwaketse customary law rule which provides for male-only inheritance of the family home. The case, before Judge Oagile Dingake, began after…

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14 May 2012 Staff Writer
MEDIA ADVISORY: TIME TO SCRAP BOTSWANA’S DISCRIMINATORY CUSTOMARY INHERITANCE ...

Time to scrap Botswana’s discriminatory customary inheritance law Johannesburg—On Monday, the Botswana High Court will hear arguments in Mmusi and Others v Ramantele and Another, a case challenging a customary rule of inheritance which provides for male-only inheritance of the family…

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10 May 2012 Staff Writer
Botswana High Court to hear case challenging customary inheritance rule...

On Monday, the Botswana High Court will hear arguments in Mmusi and Others v Ramantele and Another, a case challenging a customary law rule denying daughters the right to inherit the family home. At issue in the case is a…

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30 Mar 2012 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: CHIEF REDUCED TO DOMESTIC WORKER...

In Lesotho, Tabitha Phaloane was a village chief, governing the affairs of about 3 000 rural people. In Johannesburg she is a domestic worker, taking care of a couple’s two children and cleaning their house. Although an acting chief in the…

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23 Feb 2012 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: CHIEFTAINSHIP DISPUTE THICKENS...

MASERU — The ’Mamathe chieftainship dispute took a fresh twist yesterday after the Constitutional Court allowed Senate Masupha the right to intervene in an application before the High Court. Three Constitutional Court judges — Justices Tšeliso Monaphathi, ’Maseforo Mahase and…

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20 Feb 2012 Staff Writer
SALC CASE: LESOTHO CONSTITUTIONAL COURT TO HEAR CHALLENGE TO CHIEFTAINSHIP LAW...

On 22 and 23 February 2012, the Lesotho Constitutional Court will hear a case challenging a women’s right to succeed to chieftainship in Lesotho. The case brought by Senate Masupha, the first born child of a chief, argues that denying…

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18 Jan 2012 Staff Writer
SALC joins the fight to repeal Lesotho law banning women from becoming chiefs...

Through the variety of legal cases and jurisdictions in which SALC has worked, SALC has developed expertise regarding women’s rights as well as comparative constitutional law and international and regional law. SALC is challenging Lesotho’s discriminatory Chieftainship Act, which only…

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17 Jan 2012 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: LESOTHO LAW BANNING WOMEN FROM BECOMING CHIEFS IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL...

Johannesburg—The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) today joined the fight to repeal parts of Lesotho’s discriminatory Chieftainship Act, which only allows the first-born son to succeed to chieftainship, by filing submissions in a landmark case that is due before the…

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16 Jan 2012 Staff Writer
SALC amicus: Masupha v the senior resident magistrate for the subordinate court ...

The submission highlights the role that the right to equality and the elimination of discrimination play in ensuring an effective response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In the submission SALC argues that discriminatory laws that affect women further entrench the HIV/AIDS pandemic…

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16 Jun 2010 Staff Writer
SWAZILAND: WOMEN’S RIGHTS TAKE ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK...

MBABANE,  – Much to the frustration of gender activists, Swaziland’s Supreme Court has reversed a February 2010 High Court ruling that allowed a married woman to register property in their own name. After centuries of being classified and treated as…

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21 May 2010 Staff Writer
Women’s property rights case to be heard by Malawi’s constitutional court Ju...

Compared to many of the cases in which we are involved (defending Monjeza and Chimbalanga against charges of buggery, challenging the coerced sterilization of HIV positive women), holding Zimbabwean perpetrators of violence to account in South Africa) a constitutional challenge to the disparity…

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