Author Archives: Andrea Hoffman

The Constitutional Court Reinforces Spatial Violence

Opinion The Constitutional Court Reinforces Spatial Violence Created By South Africa’s Apartheid Past The Constitutional Court ruling, in the Baron V Claytile matter, points to a disregard for poor people’s agency, therefore affirming the idea that choice is a luxury reserved for the wealthy. Instead of interpreting the law through pro-farmer, pro-poor, pro-human-rights lenses, the

July Newsletter

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Court case seeks to the end the prescription of sexual offences.

Media Statement Court case seeks to the end the prescription of sexual offences. Today 22 May the Women’s Legal Centre will appear as a ‘friend of the court’ (amicus curiae) in the South Gauteng High Court in the matter between Levenstein (and 7 others) and Sidney Frankel, the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, and

Will women in customary marriages have equal right to property

Press Release Will women in customary marriages have equal right to property On Tuesday 16 May 2017, the Constitutional Court reserved judgment in confirming the Limpopo High Court’s decision in the matter of Ramuhovhi and Another v The President of the Republic of South Africa under case number CCT194/14. This case concerns the validity of

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