Human Rights

Police minister ordered to pay R400,000 after unlawful arrest and detention

Johannes Claassens was locked up in filthy cells for three days on trumped-up charges

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Law | 17 August 2022

Traders at the historic Salt River Market will be excluded from new City development

“This is our livelihood, my bread and butter” says trader

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News | 17 August 2022

Two people killed as Tembisa brought to a standstill by protests

Ekurhuleni mayor believes protest is aimed at making the township “ungovernable” for the DA-led coalition

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Brief | 1 August 2022

Cape Town law enforcement officer on trial for murder next month

The officer is charged with shooting dead a homeless man, Dumisani Joxo, in January

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Brief | 29 July 2022

New court challenge to decision to scrap Zimbabwean permits

The Zimbabwean Immigration Federation seeks to defend the rights of Zimbabweans living in South Africa

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Law | 28 July 2022

Murder victim’s friend storms out of Khayelitsha court as case is postponed yet again

Trial of man accused of killing Phelokazi Mqathanya postponed for sixth time since May

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Brief | 22 July 2022

High Court rebukes City of Cape Town for Covid evictions

City wrongly applied the remedy of “counter spoliation” to demolish shacks, judges rule

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Law | 19 July 2022

Hundreds of organisations swear to defend constitutional democracy

Gauteng meeting of activists condemns “corrupt forces in our society that are opposed to democratic rule”

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News | 5 July 2022

Why I donate money to Ukraine

South Africa’s failure to support the United Nations resolution calling for Russia to withdraw from Ukraine was a low-point in our foreign policy.

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Opinion | 1 July 2022

Court action to stop immigrants being denied life-saving healthcare

Two-year-old Zimbabwean boy died after state hospital denied him treatment because his mother had no birth certificate

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Law | 30 June 2022

Marriages under Islamic law given legal status

Women who divorced under Sharia were often left destitute and powerless to enforce maintenance and protect the rights of their children

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Law | 29 June 2022

Endless court postponements deny justice to poor people

Trial of protesters arrested in Lenasia drags on for six years and counting

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Opinion | 29 June 2022

Hundreds march through city centre to kick off Durban Pride

Organisers call for better support and protection for victims of hate crimes, especially in townships

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Photo Essay | 28 June 2022

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