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ANC’S MP HOLOMISA’S STATEMENT ON GAYS AND LESBIANS

Aug 28, 2012 No Comments ›› Andrea23

MP Patekile Holomisa made a recent statement that “the majority of South Africans do not promote or protect the rights of gays and lesbians .” The statement has raised much controversy and the ANC has distanced itself from these views and believes that any law which denies the people their right to their sexual orientation ...

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SLSJ Statement on Uganda

May 10, 2011 No Comments ›› David

Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ) is a South African students organisation dedicated to protecting human rights, preventing discrimination, and promoting social justice and the rule of law. SLSJ affirms that all forms of discrimination, especially against vulnerable groups, undermine the human rights of all people.  As students from throughout South Africa we believe that ...

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Press freedom is a pillar of democracy.Independent media is essential for transparency and the attainment of equality. It must be defended by all of us.

Aug 24, 2010 No Comments ›› jskdezign

WE are organisations that campaign for social justice. The success of our work is dependent on respect for the Constitution, especially the Bill of Rights. The right to free expression and freedom of the press and other media are essential components of democracy. That is why they are contained in the Bill of Rights. They are among ...

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Press Release: Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ) welcomes compulsory community service for law graduates

May 12, 2010 No Comments ›› Dmitri Holtzman

Last week Cabinet passed the Legal Practice Bill, which has been under discussion for the last 10 years. The Bill aims to promote access to justice for poor and vulnerable people through the transformation of legal practice in South Africa. In a country in which many are denied access to justice because of social and economic barriers, the need ...

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SLSJ Statement in Support of Abahlali baseMjondolo

Feb 1, 2010 No Comments ›› jskdezign

Posted 14 October, 2009 - 22:42 by Yana van Leeve Abahlali  baseMjondolo is the shack dwellers movement of South Africa whose members are directly affected by the deep inequalities that exist in our society. It is a movement struggling for better living conditions in informal settlements across the country, working for access to basic infrastructure that ...

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Judge Hlophe – Crisis and opportunity in the Judiciary: Shifting the focus on questions of integrity and independence. What can

Feb 1, 2010 No Comments ›› jskdezign

Posted 30 August, 2009 - 22:51 by Dmitri Hess Judge Hlophe - Crisis and opportunity in the Judiciary:  Shifting the focus on questions of integrity and independence. What can be done to ensure that independence and integrity is not only present, but is also seen to be present? The judiciary has been exposed to a fair share ...

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Speakers attending the 2009 seminar

Feb 1, 2010 No Comments ›› jskdezign

Posted 22 April, 2009 - 09:00 by Emma Webber The preparations for the seminar are moving along nicely. All the speakers have been invited and the programme is looking fantastic. We've had confirmations from Former Chief Justice Chaskalson, Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke, Wim Trengove, Tjakie Naude, Justice Yacoob, Colin Gonsalves, Justice Cameron, Geoff Budlender and ...

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UCT Students/Workers Alliance Awareness Week

Feb 1, 2010 No Comments ›› jskdezign

Posted 15 September, 2008 - 11:19 by Emma Holtmann Student Awareness Week UCTSWA (UCT Student/Worker Alliance) is a new body aimed at mobilizing students to use their power to support the demands made by UCT workers at their forum. They have planned a series of events to raise consciousness of the treatment of outsourced UCT workers, ...

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