Rights

Buoyant mood at Sisonke’s national meeting for decriminalisation of sex work

Submitted by Rolina Vorster on Wed, 09/19/2018 - 13:51

For three days; Sisonke members, sex workers and supporting organisations converged at Gender Links Cottages and Conferencing, Johannesburg for its 8th annual national meeting to discuss strides achieved by the movement and challenges constantly experienced by sex workers

Concourt’s ruling on “Hit the boer” song not conducive to nation building

Submitted by Rolina Vorster on Thu, 09/13/2018 - 23:10

The Constitutional Court's finding that the word "Boer" – as used in a co-called struggle song – is not in itself hate speech, but that it may be inappropriate, is a purely technical ruling and could be misinterpreted to mean that the word may be freely used in such songs.

SAHRC Releases Report Containing Findings and Recommendations in an Investigation against Mr. Tony Ehrenreich for a Complaint of Hate Speech

Submitted by Rolina Vorster on Wed, 09/12/2018 - 21:12

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or Commission) has finalised its investigative report containing its findings and recommendations in the matter of SC Weiss and South African Jewish Board of Deputies (the SAJBD) as the First and Second Complainants, respectively, and Mr.

Draft changes to Gauteng school admissions an important step towards equity and spatial justice

Submitted by Rolina Vorster on Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:28

School admission policies can play an important and transformational role in South African education. Unfortunately, they are often used for gatekeeping access to certain schools and entrenching apartheid-era inequalities in education.