Human Rights

As deadline approaches Zimbabweans face a stark choice: start from zero in a broken country or live undocumented in SA

From 1 January 2023, hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans and their children will no longer be able to live, work and go to school legally in the republic

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News | 23 June 2022

Why pensioners have been sleeping outside the Constitutional Court

“Government should heal our wounds and give us compensation” says apartheid victim

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News | 20 June 2022

Understanding the Zimbabwean permit case

Hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans living in South Africa may find themselves undocumented on 1 January 2023. The Helen Suzman Foundation is trying to stop this.

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Law | 20 June 2022

High Court wrong about law on foetuses under 26 weeks, Concourt rules

The court refused to confirm a Pretoria High Court ruling that sections of the Births and Deaths Registration Act are unconstitutional

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Law | 17 June 2022

No constitutional right to stupidity, says judge

Cape High Court upholds judgment of almost R7-million award against Road Accident Fund

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Law | 10 June 2022

Struggle activist denied his pension

Rose Sonto was banned, detained and jailed under apartheid. But the Special Pensions Appeal Board could find no trace of his activism. Now the Public Protector has ordered a review

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News | 8 June 2022

Child abuse: has the early warning system broken down?

Children are dying because of failure to identify abuse, overworked social workers and too much red tape

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Feature | 2 June 2022

Court bid to stop seismic survey starts today

Shell’s attempt to explore for oil and gas off the Wild Coast was interdicted late last year pending the outcome of this hearing

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News | 30 May 2022

Why independent healthcare inside prisons is vital

Prisoners are overlooked in an already unequal health system

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Opinion | 25 May 2022

Court rules on the limit of the Human Rights Commission’s powers

“It needs to be understood that the SAHRC is not a punisher of human rights violations, it is an educator, transformer and empowerer,” says Judge

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Law | 16 May 2022

Broken bureaucracy violating prisoners’ rights

Sifiso Tembe may or may not be guilty. But he has definitely not been given a fair trial process

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News | 10 May 2022

Court battle over whether you have to pay to protest

Right2Know versus City of Johannesburg case will be heard next week

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Law | 22 April 2022

Court sets out new guidelines for surrogacy agreements

Existing children of a woman who agrees to act as a surrogate must be psychologically assessed, judge says

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Law | 20 April 2022

Free Gender says Khayelitsha police are mishandling murder case of lesbian woman

Access to justice for black lesbians and people in Khayelitsha is “elusive”

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News | 14 April 2022

Hanover Park soup kitchen fighting for survival

“People are hungry and most of them are unemployed” says feeding scheme director

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News | 12 April 2022