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The Women’s Legal Centre operational despite Covid-19

The Women’s Legal Centre operational despite Covid-19 Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc globally forcing people to stay home and contributing to the closure of businesses on an unprecedented scale. One local organisation however is not only managing to keep their doors open, but also continuing with the pioneering work that they’ve become known for. The…

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Levenstein (and 7 others) and Sidney Frankel

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…

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President dismiss Mduduzi Manan

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…

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

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…

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Why impunity must end?

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…

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Parliament must dismiss Mr Mduduzi Manana

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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Will women in customary marriages have equal right to property

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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WLC SONA

WLC SONA

Press Release THE STATE OF THE NATION, GOVERNMENT PRIORITIES AND WOMEN IN SOUTH AFRICA Women’s rights organisation Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) responds to President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address and the current SONA debates. The Presidents proposed radical social economic transformation will exclude millions of vulnerable women due lack of access. The WLC acknowledges President…

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prevent coerced sterilisations

  Press Release The South African government must do more to prevent coerced sterilisations in public hospitals On World Aids Day, the Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) calls on government to do more to investigate cases of forced sterilisation in public hospitals, especially with regard to women who are HIV positive.

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safe and legal abortions is vital

  Press Release Access to safe and legal abortions is vital as the unintended consequences are dire. Even though abortions are legal in South Africa, the Women’s Legal Centre is concerned that many women do not have access to safe and legal abortions.

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