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Liesl Gerntholtz

Liesl Gerntholtz

    For communities in South Africa, climate change is now
    For communities in South Africa, climate change is now
    Sylvia remembers the first time a government official came to speak to her community in Lephalale, in the Limpopo province, about the construction...
    Crisis calls for Bill's swift passage
    Crisis calls for Bill's swift passage
    Busisiwe was in labour for 36 hours but was turned away twice from a community health centre. When she was finally admitted, she gave birth to a boy...
    Giving survivors the care they need
    Giving survivors the care they need
    Tintswalo Hospital in Acornhoek, Mpumalanga, is somewhat run down and in need of a coat of paint. From the outside there is little to suggest the...
    Protecting rights of rape survivors
    Protecting rights of rape survivors
    For many of us working in the gender-based violence sector, the defining images of 2006 will be those from the Jacob Zuma rape trial: headlines in...
    An end to 'vat en sit'
    An end to 'vat en sit'
    There are some very important aspects of the Civil Unions Bill that have been ignored in the public debate about the proposed legislation.
    The law can work for women
    The law can work for women
    On March 25, three organisations representing the rights of women, particularly those affected by gender-based violence, applied to the high court...
    You can come to school once you're 'past the biting stage'
    You can come to school once you're 'past the biting stage'
    Judge Lucy Mailula of the Johannesburg High Court handed down judgement in October 2003 in an important case that had been argued before her more...
    Age and the right to choose
    Age and the right to choose
    The Choice on the Termination of Pregnancy Act has survived yet another challenge by the "pro-life" movement, this time concerning the right of...