Programme News

4 June 2018
(News)
LHR hosted a workshop on mine closures, their impacts on affected communities, and strategies for community responses. The workshop is organised and will be facilitated by Lawyers for Human Rights (“LHR”) and the International Federation for Human Rights (“FIDH”) for communities affected by recent mine closures or likely to be so affected by the recent announcements of...
19 February 2018
(Press release)
Mining affected communities acknowledged as key stakeholders   19 February 2018 --- This morning, the Pretoria High Court postponed the judicial review of the Mining Charter published last year by Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane, in order for the President to initiate a new, inclusive consultation process that will underpin revisions to the Charter.  In the same order, the...
19 February 2018
(Press release)
19 February 2018 — Lawyers for Human Rights notes the statements released by the Chamber of Mines and the Department of Mineral Resources regarding postponement of the 2017 Mining Charter case by agreement between those two parties.  There are seven other applicants in the case, none of whom have been formally engaged by the respondent in this matter, the Department of Mineral...
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...
27 January 2017
(Press release)
  FIDH and its member organisation in South Africa Lawyers for human Rights (LHR)   REPORT   New report reveals devastating human toll of Blyvooruitzicht Mine liquidation    (Johannesburg, 27 January 2017) The human toll of the abrupt closure of the Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mine in 2013 is devastating, according to a new FIDH and LHR report. The two human rights organisations...
21 January 2016
(Press release)
LHR is an independent human rights organisation with a thirty-seven year track record of human rights activism and public interest litigation in South Africa. We offer human rights lawyers an exciting and challenging work environment covering a wide range of social justice issues. LHR is inviting applications from law graduates with an interest in human rights law and public interest litigation...
21 January 2016
(Press release)
The Democracy Café, based at the Kutlwanong Democracy Centre in Pretoria Central, is looking for an experienced restaurant and events manager. The Kutlwanong Democracy Centre is a unique hub for civil society organisations in the capital. The restaurant serves quality meals and caters for events, conferences and meetings at the centre. This position requires a dynamic person with...
1 November 2015
(Press release)
LHR has succeeded having water restored – once again – to the Blyvooruitzicht community after their supply was cut off without notice. The community turned to the high court in June last year when their water supply was suspended by the Merafong Municipality. The parties managed to settle the matter with an interim agreement to reconnect supply. On Wednesday, LHR launched a new...
28 September 2015
(Press release)
The organisers of the Unite against Corruption march invite all media to an urgent final press conference before we march on Wednesday, 30 September. The broad spectrum of coalition members will be present and will include trade unions, faith-based organisations, students and civil society. Four senior representatives from each of these constituencies will be available at the press conference....
21 September 2015
(Press release)
Civil society organisations endorsing the Unite Against Corruption marches on 30 September in Pretoria and Cape Town invite media to a briefing on Tuesday 22 September that will highlight the extent to which corruption affects the work of civil society, and the reasons for participating in these marches to register the broad dissent against those involved in corrupt practices. Organisations...