04.09.2015 | 10:17 AM
SALAN Montly Updates from Members – July 2015

SALAN is back with news to its members activities from July 2015 besides their Human Rights Advocacy: Legal and Human Rights Centre from Tanzania has been able to file a case against the Referendum Act 2011 (law making for a new constitution): Give Zanzibaris the right to vote on Tanzanian Mainland. In addition LHRC opened […]

08.02.2015 | 10:52 PM
South Africa Press Release: First National Bank withdraws case against Brusson victim

On 19 Jan­u­ary 2015, the Pre­to­ria High Court ordered that own­er­ship of Mr Matthys’ home be restored. Mr Matthys, rep­re­sented by the Legal Resources Cen­tre, had lost his home due to being a vic­tim of the Brus­son Finance scheme.  The favourable judg­ment fol­lows an appli­ca­tion insti­tuted by Mr Matthys against Brus­son Finance and First National […]

08.02.2015 | 10:43 PM
LRC SOUTH AFRICA: Increased xenophobic violence in South Africa: Concerns of the African Diaspora

To: His Excel­lency Jacob Zuma, Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of South Africa Min­is­ter of Police, Hon­or­able Nkosi­nathi Nhleko   His Excel­lency Re: Increased xeno­pho­bic vio­lence in South Africa: Con­cerns of the African Dias­pora Forum (ADF) We have been engaged in work­ing for a soci­ety free of xeno­pho­bia and all forms of dis­crim­i­na­tion since 2008. At […]

11.12.2014 | 11:26 AM
Child Rights Club Magazines by ZCEA Zambia

Zambia Civic Education Association has continued to produce Child Rights Club (CRC) magazines under the Child Rights project. As at September 2014, the distribution of term 2 magazines was almost over. The term 2 magazine carried an article which addressed the causes of teenage pregnancies. Some reasons submitted in this article are influence of western […]

11.12.2014 | 11:24 AM
ZCEA ZAMBIA: The plight of a neglected child

Child neglect is a criminal offence. However, a number of children are neglected by their parents or guardians for various reasons. The Penal Code, chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia provides under section 169 that: “Any person who being the –  parent, guardian; or person in charge of a child that is unable to […]

11.12.2014 | 11:16 AM
SOUTH AFRICA: top destination for asylum seekers

SA has the third­ highest number of asylum seekers after Germany and the US, the United Nations (UN) High Com­missioner for Refugees told a parliamentary commit­tee yesterday.   How­ever, the num­bers had sub­stan­tially decreased from a high of 222,324 in 2009 to 70,010 last year, a del­e­ga­tion told Parliament’s home affairs com­mit­tee. Regional rep­re­sen­ta­tive for South­ern Africa […]

11.12.2014 | 11:10 AM

The Seinoli Project   The Seinoli Project aims to achieve compensation in various forms for thousands of people who have been adversely affected by the construction of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) in Lesotho. These communities are entitled to compensation under laws passed by the Lesotho parliament. However, hundreds of cases documented by the […]

24.11.2014 | 4:16 PM
SALAN successfully held an Annual General Meeting

SALAN successfully held an Annual General Meeting The 15 SALAN members had an opportunity on 30th May to 2nd June, 2013 to meet and discuss various issues in so far as the Network is concerned. They met in Johannesburg, South Africa at the Faircity Quartermain Hotel with the following objectives; To share progress of implementation […]

07.09.2014 | 10:47 AM
The Black Sash: Millions of grant recipients ripped off

by Ann Clotty, September 07 2014 AS AUTHORITIES battle to shore up the fallout from the collapse of African Bank, there are growing signs that a second lending crisis is playing out in the shadows of the formal banking sector. In rural areas, unscrupulous lenders are swooping on social-grant recipients, getting access to their grant […]

06.09.2014 | 10:50 AM

The Legal Resources Cen­tre, SECTION27, and the Cen­tre for Child Law are deeply con­cerned by the threats and per­sonal attacks that have been directed at Judge Thokozile Masipa fol­low­ing the hand­ing down of her judg­ment in the Oscar Pis­to­rius trial last week. Due to the high pro­file nature of the Pis­to­rius case, it was inevitable […]