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Limpopo High Court rules that wome

  Press Release Limpopo High Court rules that women in polygynous marriages have equal rights and that the Customary Marriages Act discriminates against these women. The High Court in Thohoyandou, Limpopo province, yesterday handed down judgment in the Ramuhovhi matter, where the core issue raised in the case is the constitutional validity of section 7(1)…

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POLICE ABUSE OF SEX WORKERS

  Press Release POLICE ABUSE OF SEX WORKERS: DATA FROM CASES REPORTED TO THE WOMEN’S LEGAL CENTRE BETWEEN 2011 AND 2015 This report draws on reported cases from sex workers who approached the Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) between 2011 and 2015 for information, guidance and legal assistance to access their rights. The analysis highlights the…

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JAN KLAASE AND ELSIE KLAASE V. JOZIA JOHANNES VAN DER MERWE

  Press Release JAN KLAASE AND ELSIE KLAASE V. JOZIA JOHANNES VAN DER MERWE PRESS RELEASE South African NGO faces Noordhoek Trust on the interpretation of an occupier, particularly for the spouses of farm workers, under ESTA On the 14th of July 2016, a month before our national Women’s Month, the Constitutional Court of South…

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NGO STATEMENT ON HELEN SUZMAN FOUNDATION RAID

  Press Release WLC stands united with NGOs on HSF raid – NGO STATEMENT ON HELEN SUZMAN FOUNDATION RAID On Sunday afternoon, the Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) offices in Parktown, Johannesburg were the target of a military-style raid. Those conducting the raid clearly knew what they were looking for: computers and other documentation relating to the…

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What About the Women?

  Press Release What About the Women? The 2016 State of the Nation Address (SONA) yielded no surprises when President Zuma failed to single out South African women as a vulnerable group, much less present reforms constructed to address injustices against women. The SONA is meant to set out the government’s key policy objective year…

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JEZILE V THE STATE

  PRESS RELEASE JEZILE V THE STATE – Cape Town High Court Rejects Manipulated “Customary” Practice of Ukuthwala Tuesday 24 March 2015 – After months of deliberation, Justice Cloete of the Cape Town High Court handed down judgment in the Jezile matter. The full court decided unanimously to affirm Mr. Jezile’s convictions of human trafficking and…

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Recognition of Muslim Marriages Long Overdue

  Press Release Recognition of Muslim Marriages Long Overdue – says WLC Centre takes Government to court to develop law that will give Muslim marriages legal status During his January 8th Statement earlier this year President Jacob Zuma said “we can boldly state that laws which discriminate on the basis of race, gender and other…

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