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Durban refugee office turns away asylum applicants
Durban refugee office turns away asylum applicants
A staff shortage means asylum seekers are unable to make appointments to apply for refugee status, which creates an ever larger pool of...
Cruel warders target trans inmates
Cruel warders target trans inmates
Bras, panties and hairpieces are some of the items Akhona Tasha Gumbi had ready to take into the Sun City male prison facility for her year-long...
Legal clinic is empowering queer communities
Legal clinic is empowering queer communities
It has been a little over a month that OUT Wellbeing’s LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) legal clinic has been open, but...
‘Shocking’ judgment for Somali asylum seekers
‘Shocking’ judgment for Somali asylum seekers
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has described the Pretoria high court’s decision to dismiss an application by eight Somali asylum seekers to...
Sons and daughters of no country
Sons and daughters of no country
If amendments to the Births and Deaths Registration Act are approved, the children of migrants and other vulnerable groups might find it even more...
NGO’s sexual harassment  woes grow
NGO’s sexual harassment woes grow
Equal Education’s co-founder Doron Isaacs has been repeatedly accused of sexual harassment, and senior figures in the organisation, including...
Timol inquest highlights striking similarities to present day South Africa
Timol inquest highlights striking similarities to present day South Africa
Judge Billy Mothle presiding over the reopening of the Ahmed Timol inquest last week ruled that the death of Timol in 1971 at John Vorster Square...
Mashaba points finger at civil society: #JhbFire ‘was bound to happen’
Mashaba points finger at civil society: #JhbFire ‘was bound to happen’
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has once again shown anti-poor sentiment, this time in the wake of the
Court halts deportation of migrants
Court halts deportation of migrants
The high court in Johannesburg halted the deportation of about 200 foreigners on Tuesday after a legal challenge by a human rights group,...
Soweto unrest shows lack of compassion for foreigners, says LHR
Soweto unrest shows lack of compassion for foreigners, says LHR
The unrest that flared up in Soweto and other areas this week showed a lack of compassion for foreign nationals trying to make a living in South...
Arms deal critics accuse commission of holding up process
Arms deal critics accuse commission of holding up process
Prominent arms deal critics at the arms procurement commission say the latest round of delays over the acquisition of documents has effectively...

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