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28 August 2015
Mail & Guardian
It is not a very likely place to find the cause of a potential diplomatic squabble, the makeshift bedroom in a kitchen stacked to the roof with cooldrink crates in one of the less affluent parts of Durban. Nor does journalist António Capalandanda, with his dreadlocks and soft, halting voice, seem the kind of figure who could cause trouble between nations. But looks can be deceiving. At the end of September the government of South Africa is due to make a decision on Capalandanda’s fate, and that decision will cause ripples stretching from Luanda to Beijing.
31 August 2015
Regslui vir Menseregte doen Donderdag aansoek om ’n dringende hofbevel teen Pilanesberg Platinum Mines (Platmin) om sy mynboubedrywighede op die plaas Wilger­spruit summier te staak. Luidens hofstukke is die Lesethleng-gemeenskap van die grond afgedryf toe Platmin voorbereidings begin tref het vir ’n oopgroefmyn en moet die grond dadelik aan die gemeenskap teruggegee word. Die hofstukke is verlede week by die Mahikeng-hooggeregshof ingedien, volgens Louise du Plessis, van Regslui vir Menseregte.
28 August 2015
Business Day
THE Department of Home Affairs has never been particularly efficient. Recent events have confirmed that its traditional weaknesses have not been addressed, while showing that new problems have developed, particularly in relation to how foreigners and, above all, migrants are being treated.
26 August 2015
Jacaranda FM
The LHR said the guilty verdict showed that effective and efficient investigations could result in convictions. “LHR is hopeful that this conviction will lead to future investigations and prosecutions of perpetrators of excessive violence – particularly when committed by state officials,” spokesperson Melissa du Preez said. The High Court in Pretoria found former Daveyton police officers Bongamusa Mdluli, Meshack Malele, Thamsanqa Ngema, Percy Mnisi, Sipho Ngobeni, Lungisa Gwababa, Bongani Kolisi and Linda Sololo guilty of the February 2013 murder.
26 August 2015
Independent human rights organisation Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has launched an urgent application in South Africa's North West High Court, asking Pilanesberg Platinum Mines to cease all mining activities with immediate effect and restore possession of the Wilgerspruit farm. The matter will be heard in the court on the 3rd of September. Represented by LHR, the Lesethleng Village Community is seeking full possession, occupation and use of the farm which it has owned, farmed and developed for over a hundred years.
25 August 2015
Business Day
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has launched an urgent High Court application to have Pilanesberg Platinum Mines immediately halt all mining activities in Wilgespruit in North West and restore possession of the farm‚ the organisation said on Monday. The urgent matter would be heard in the North West High Court on September 3‚ it said.
21 August 2015
Times Live
 The Constitutional Court on Thursday issued a “resounding and unanimous judgment in support of democratic control of land in traditional areas”‚ the Centre for Law and Society (CLS) said. Save & Share Email Print The court also said that the wishes of traditional leaders should not trump the decisions of a majority of a community.
21 August 2015
Mail & Guardian Online
After seven years of litigation and internecine warfare, a community in North West will legally hold the rights to land they were deprived of during apartheid, following a Constitutional Court judgment handed down on Thursday. The Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela community is made up of 32 villages in the Moses Kotane district municipality in North West province. For years, the community has been at loggerheads with their chief, Kgosi Nyalala Pilane, and the Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela tribal authority over how their land should be shared.
14 August 2015

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Lawyers for Human Rights has appeared in the Constitutional Court for an application for leave to appeal concerning whether execution orders granted in terms of section 78 of the Magistrates’ Court Act are appealable.
12 August 2015
The New Age
The Department of Home Affairs said it will comply with the Constitutional Court's order to re-open the refugee centre in Port Elizabeth.