HUMAN RIGHTS

City of Cape Town in spat with Public Works over refugee camp

Meanwhile hundreds of refugees are without basic sanitation at the Bellville camp

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25 November 2020

Cape Flats women activists celebrated

Twenty women from communities across the city have been nominated for awards

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25 November 2020

Crucial case on legality of shack demolitions starts

Judges will rule whether a court order must be sought in all cases

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24 November 2020

Refugees from UNHCR protest face deportation

“I cry everyday and worry about my first child’s future. I may never see my husband again”

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24 November 2020

IPID investigating after police accused of assaulting woman

The woman says that officers in Philippi threatened to kill her and her family if they spoke out about the incident

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20 November 2020

New police bill fails to address chilling effect on freedom of assembly

Laws criminalising conduct connected with gatherings do not align with the Constitution

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20 November 2020

Constitutional Court victory for domestic workers

They are now covered for claims for work-related injuries, illnesses and death retrospectively to 27 April 1994

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19 November 2020

Woman doused with spirits and set alight after stealing food worth R25

Shop apologises and suspends two employees implicated in the incident

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18 November 2020

Gauteng Bill infringes on rights of foreign nationals

The Gauteng Township Economic Development Bill seeks to exclude people without permanent residence from the township economy

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17 November 2020

Must government provide flush toilets to informal settlements? A court case may answer this

Residents in Langaville say temporary sanitation measure is being misused as a permanent solution

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6 November 2020

Mom carries disabled child up six flights of stairs at Addington Hospital

Department says the hospital’s lifts require parts being shipped from overseas

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5 November 2020

Nigerian protesters want Ramaphosa to help end SARS unrest

Human rights groups accuse the Nigerian police unit of extortion, harassment, torture, and murder

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30 October 2020

Makhanda community take City to court over poor waste management

“Our homes smell like sewage and rubbish” says resident

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30 October 2020

Human Rights Commission under fire for 7-month silence on sex worker death in custody

“Unfortunately democracy is only for certain people – not for sex workers” says activist

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28 October 2020

“Some learners don’t get proper meals at home and come to school hungry”

How a special needs school in Gugulethu feeds over 300 learners daily

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28 October 2020

Family “dumped” in Wellington can’t travel to work and school

They were forcibly evicted from their home on a farm in Paarl where they lived for 23 years

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27 October 2020