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14 November 2017
(Press release)
Lawyers for Human Rights is delighted that the Pretoria High Court today ruled that four of its clients, the Bakgatla Ba Sefikile, Lesethleng, Babina Phuthi Ba Ga-Makola, and Kgatlu communities, will be allowed to intervene in the review of the 2017 Mining Charter brought by the Chamber of Mines against the Minister of Mineral Resources.  The review hearing is scheduled for December. The...
1 November 2017
(Press release)
The High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division Pretoria recently handed down judgment in the matter of Pule Molefe and Residents of the Blyvooruitzicht Mine Village versus Merafong Local Municipality, Rand Water, and 9 Others, finding in favour of the Blyvooruitzicht community residents who sought variation of a court order originally handed down in this matter in October 2016 with respect to...
23 October 2017
(News)
On Tuesday 24 October 2017, the Gauteng Provincial High Court in Pretoria will hear legal arguments of a Botswana national in a bid to secure his release from unlawful detention and prevent his extradition back to Botswana, without first obtaining assurance from the Botswana government of non-capital punishment. Keitkile Jampe faces the possibility of the death penalty if convicted for  a...
23 October 2017
(Press release)
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is shocked by the arrest of 13 human rights activists, including two South African citizens, in Tanzania. Tanzanian police allegedly raided a legal consultation meeting, convened by the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (Isla) and Community Health Services and Advocacy (Chesa), in Dar es Salaam. The arrested activists were initially released on bail,...
10 October 2017
(Press release)
Today, Lawyers for Human Rights appeared before the High Court in Pretoria on behalf of Mr Given Nkwane to declare unconstitutional Rule 46(12) of the Uniform Rules of Court insofar as it requires the sale of a person’s home to be conducted without a reserve price. In this case, Mr. Nkwane’s house was sold in execution for R40 000.00 without reserve, where the market value of the...
30 September 2017
(News)
  The Lawyers for Human Rights’ Refugee and Migrant Rights Program is currently looking to interview law graduates or paralegals to assist as interns in the Johannesburg law clinic in Braamfontein as well as our clinic in Pretoria for 2018.    Our interns assist with various support activities including client interaction and communication, legal correspondence and...
26 September 2017
(Press release)
Today the 26th of September 2017 the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division, Pretoria handed down judgment in the case of Mantshabelle Mary Rahube, a sixty-eight (68) year old woman facing an application for her eviction from the family home in which she has lived for more than thirty-seven (37) years by her bother Hedrine Rahube. The case sought to have Mary declared the owner of the...
5 September 2017
(News)
Lawyers For Human Rights in partnership with Tri Continental Film Festival TCFF presents, "Strike a Rock" and “Voetsek! Us, Brothers?” documentary screenings. When: 6 and 7 September 2017 Where: Kutlwanong Democracy Centre 357 Visagie Street, Pretoria Time: 5.30 for 6 pm  Please RSVP to Carol Mohlala, at carol [at] lhr [dot] org [dot] za This is an...
18 August 2017
(News)
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is offering an internship to a promising graduate for a period of 3 to 6 months. The internship will be based in Pretoria. Requirements: National Diploma / B Degree in Communications/ Public Relations/ Media Studies. Key Performance Areas: Media Assist with on-line communications with a specific audience in mind, making sure the organization communicates...
15 August 2017
(News)
National Deputy-Minister of Police 15 August 2017 Dear Honourable Deputy-Minister Mkongi    OUR CONCERN REGARDING XENOPHOBIC STATEMENTS   The Hate Crimes Working Group  (HCWG) is a multi-sectoral network of 35 civil society organizations set up to spearhead advocacy and reform initiatives pertaining to hate crimes in South Africa and the region. Members of the network work in...