Author Archives: Andrea Hoffman

Western Cape Education Department & another v S (Women’s Legal Centre as Amicus Curiae)

Media Statement Head of Department: Western Cape Education Department & another v S (Women’s Legal Centre as Amicus Curiae) (1209/2016) [2017]: The Women’s Legal Centre welcomes the judgment handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal on Wednesday 13 December 2017. The judgment concerned the mother of a child who had attended Fish Hoek High

Levenstein (and 7 others) and Sidney Frankel

Media Release LEVENSTEIN & 7 OTHERS /SIDNEY FRANKEL & OTHERS 170/17 (CC ): PARTIES TO SEEK CONFIRMATION OF JUDGMENT THAT DECLARED PRESCRIPTION OF SEXUAL OFFENCES UNCONSTITUTIONAL On 14 November the Constitutional Court will hear the case seeking confirmation of the South Gauteng High Court judgment handed down on the 19 June by Acting Judge Hartford

We are shocked at the arrest of our colleagues by the Tanzanian Police

Media Statement Issued by CHESA and ISLA. 20 October 2017, Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania: On Tuesday, 17 October 2017, a legal consultation convened by Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) and Community Health Services and Advocacy (CHESA) was raided by the Tanzanian Police. The consultation was convened in order to get more instructions and evidence on

September Newsletter

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President dismiss Mduduzi Manan

Media Release President dismiss Mduduzi Manana – The WLC requests President dismiss Mduduzi Manana, failing this, an urgent application will be launched before the courts. Cape Town, Wednesday 16 August 2017; The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC,) in a letter sent today to the Presidency, has requested President Jacob Zuma to dismiss Deputy Minister of Higher Education

Harnaker Matter: The Irony Of The Law In Regards To Muslim Marriages

Press Release Harnaker Matter: The Irony Of The Law In Regards To Muslim Marriages On the 14 August 2017,  Judge Le Grange of the Western Cape High Court heard an application which stemmed from an adverse administrative decision taken the Deeds Office in the exercise of its discretion conferred on it by the Deeds Registries

Why impunity must end?

Press Release Deputy Minister’s attack on women highlights why impunity must end. Tuesday 08 August 2017; The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) strongly condemns the actions of Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana, for allegedly assaulting two women when he became angry during a presidential debate at a private club in Fourways at

Parliament must dismiss Mr Mduduzi Manana

Media Release Parliament must dismiss Mr Mduduzi Manana as an MP, to send a clear message that violence against women will not be tolerated. On 19 August Mr Mduduzi Manana resigned as Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training. President Zuma accepted his resignation. This was after Mr Manana admitted publicly to physically assaulting at

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