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International Justice

Amicus in class action on lead poisoning by Anglo America in Zambia

On 9 May 2022, Amnesty International and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) have applied to intervene in an unprecedented class action lawsuit. The case was brought by a group…
Equality Rights

Encroachment of a protected area in Chitambo District: Kasanka Trust Limited & Others v Lake Agro Industries & 6 Others

On 19 October 2021, the Mapepala and Nabowa Community Forest Management Groups (CFMG), together with Kasanka Trust Limited, which co-manages the operations of the Kasanka National Park  in Chitambo District with…
Equality Rights

Unauthorised commercial farming activties on customary land: John Kapabila & 3 Others v Nicole-Nkalonga Investment Limited & 4 Others

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre is currently assisting four residents (Petitioners) of Senior Chief Muchinda in the Serenje District of the Central Province of Zambia in bringing a case against…
Equality Rights

Kanyika communities impacted by mining activites seek justice : Nthondo banda & 242 Others v Globe Metals & Mining Limited

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre is assisting the Kanyika community based in the Mzimba District of Malawi to recover damages and compensation for loss and damage they have incurred due to extensive…


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Karonga locals take on uranium miners

Nyasa Times A community task team from Malawi’s northern region district of Karonga has petitioned government for access to information that will enable them to effectively monitor mining activities in…
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Scant room to scoff at model’s stupidity

By Nicole Fritz AMONG those who do human rights work and who are inclined to sackcloth and ashes, model Naomi Campbell’s testimony at the Special Court for Sierra Leone caused…

SA urged to probe jailing of Zim activist

The Mail and Guardian learned on Tuesday that detained Zimbabwean human rights defender Farai Maguwu had been removed from the notorious Matapi police cells in Harare. "Sometime on Saturday, he…


Civic Rights

Revitilising the campaign against sedition and insult offences in Africa

Sedition laws are a serious threat to freedom of expression and democracy in Africa. These laws are often used to silence dissent and criminalize legitimate criticism of the government. In…
Equality Rights LGBTIQ+

Eswatini legal gender recognition policy brief

The legal gender recognition policy brief produced by TransSwati and SALC is written to support engagements around legal gender recognition between the Government of Eswatini and organisations advocating for the…
Equality Rights LGBTIQ+

Toolkit for a community-based emergency fund Experiences from LGBTQI+ communities in Southern Africa

The Out & Proud Partners developed the Toolkit for a community-based emergency fund Experiences from LGBTQI+ communities in Southern Africa under the Out & Proud: LGBTIQ+ Equality and Rights in Southern Africa.…
Equality Rights Health

From the Inside Out: Social exclusion linked to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics in Eswatini, Malawi and Zimbabwe

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti (COSPE), Centre for Civil and Political Rights (CCPR), Nyasa Rainbow Alliance (NRA), the Rock of Hope (ROH),…