Charlene May and Mandi Mudarikwa unpack the Bwanya Judgement, which points to women in our patriarchal society often lacking the bargaining power in relationships to negotiate a marriage and highlights how we can change that in a court of law.
In what can only be described as a victory for poor and working class women the Western Cape High Court (Equality Court) yesterday issued an order in the form of a notice that the City of Cape Town’s housing policy known as the “Housing Scheme Constructed by the Local Authority” is in fact unconstitutional in that it discriminates against women who were not recognised as co-owners of housing units which they received from the City under the policy.
The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) launched an intensive three-week training programme for law students from different universities across South Africa on Monday, 04 July 2022. The WLC Feminist Academy programme, believed to be the first of its kind in South Africa, received over 200 applications from female students across South Africa, with 15 students successfully joining the Academy.
On 20 and 21 July 2022 the Johannesburg High Court will hear an application brought by the Women’s Legal Centre Trust (WLC Trust), on behalf of its clients TT and BM, in which they challenge the unlawful interference by the Department of Social Development (Department) with TT and BM’s decisions to place their biological children up for adoption.
Through our work as the Women’s Legal Centre, we are all too aware that simply because our constitution requires equality both as a right not to be infringed and a value by which we all strive to live, traditionally most male partners dictate the nature and evolution of a romantic and intimate relationship.
Joint Press Statement: Women’s Legal Centre, Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition of South Africa and Legal Resources Centre Safeguarding access to safe and legal abortions – Judgment handed down in the matter of Voice of the Unborn Baby NPC and another v Minister of Home Affairs and another On 26 March 2021, the