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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...
14 August 2017
(Press release)
Recently, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has fought against labour broking, representing the Casual Workers Advice Office (CWAO) in the case NUMSA v Assign Services and 3 Others. On 10 July 2017,  the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) held that precarious workers must be able to access the protections enacted for their benefit in the amended Labour Relations Act. The Confederation of Associations in...
10 August 2017
(News)
Today, we learnt of the passing of Nic Swart, the CEO of the Law Society of South Africa. In his capacity as CEO, Mr Swart steered the law society into a new era under the Legal Practice Act and during his tenure as Director of Legal Education and Development (LEAD), Swart made an important contribution in developing a more diverse generation of young attorneys entering the profession. ...
8 August 2017
(News)
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is heartened by today’s Land Claims Court ruling in the matter of Paulinah Moleleki v. Far West Dolomitic Water Association  to uphold the right of indigent defendants to be afforded adequate representation and support to ensure a fair trial. Judge Poswa-Lerotholi AJ issued the judgment, which rescinds an eviction order for a family (our clients) who have...
7 August 2017
(Press release)
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is shocked to learn that Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Mduduzi Manana, allegedly assaulted two women in a Johannesburg nightclub on Sunday 6 August. Reports indicate that Minister Manana followed the two women outside of the nightclub, after a heated political debate in which they disagreed. He has apparently admitted to the incident, and a voice recording...