HUMAN RIGHTS

Court orders church to pay transgender woman R600,000 in damages

International Pentecost Holiness Church members undressed Karabo Ndlovu to conduct a gender test

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4 August 2021

The Human Rights Commission is wrong: vaccines are not always optional

The Commission is undermining the state’s vaccine programme

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29 July 2021

Law graduates to challenge legal profession’s discrimination against immigrants

Zimbabwean-born and fully South African qualified advocate works as a waiter because of legal profession’s rules

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27 July 2021

Declaring a State of Emergency explained

Some people have been calling for a State of Emergency to be declared because of civil unrest in the country

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15 July 2021

There is no right to carry a gun under our Constitution

Yet much debate on the Firearms Control Amendment Bill is based on the “right” to have a gun for self-defence

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6 July 2021

Gun lobby says proposed amendments to the Firearms Control Bill won’t reduce violent crime

The police ministry has received over 100,000 submissions on the bill. Comment period extended to 2 August

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1 July 2021

Justice delayed is justice denied: Court frees man convicted of rape after it took seven years to prosecute him

Magistrate and prosecutor “deserve censure of the strongest kind” rule two KZN judges

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28 June 2021

Triangle Project concerned by delayed hate crimes bill

Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill stalled since 2018

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28 June 2021

Concourt punishes litigants for defaming judges

Punitive cost order made against tribal authority that made unsubstantiated allegations

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21 June 2021

“Walk of Resistance” against Amazon site

A petition signed by 50,000 people opposing the R4.5bn mega-development has been handed over to Mayor Dan Plato

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17 June 2021

Dispute over quality of prison food

Correctional services say claims by Prisoners at Leeuwkop Maximum Prison are “nowhere near reality”

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11 June 2021

It’s apartheid, say Israeli ambassadors to South Africa

“It is clearer than ever that the occupation is not temporary, and there is not the political will in the Israeli government to bring about its end.”

Ilan Baruch and Alon Liel

8 June 2021

Failure to fix pit latrines in Limpopo schools “outrageous”

Equal Education says there were 472 schools with pit latrines in 2019, and that grew to 515 in 2020

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4 June 2021

Parliament rebukes SAPS for poor discipline as watchdog probes 794 killings by police

But Parliament has failed to enforce its recommendations in the past

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25 May 2021

Solidarity protest for dock workers who stalled Israeli ship

Action against the vessel was part of a global call for workers and trade unions to refuse to unload Israeli ships

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22 May 2021

Why should South Africans care about Israel’s apartheid?

“We recognise apartheid when we see it” say South African Jews

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21 May 2021