Lawyers For Human Rights

Workers fight job-creation ‘mess’

Former Ekurhuleni workers argued in court that a programme promising to equip them with skills simply acted as a labour broker for the municipality

Cruel warders target trans inmates

A trans woman held in a male prison says she is being harrassed by staff and authorities won’t take her case seriously

Legal clinic is empowering queer communities

The centre is an offshoot of the organisation’s three-year, anti-hate crime initiative

‘Shocking’ judgment for Somali asylum seekers

Lawyers for Human Rights is litigating on behalf of eight Somalis whose appeal was turned down in what it calls a ruling that does not reflect facts

Sons and daughters of no country

If amendments to the Births and Deaths Registration Act are approved, children of migrants might find it even more difficult to access basic services

NGO’s sexual harassment woes grow

Equal Education co-founder Doron Isaacs and activist Zackie Achmat implicated by staff

Rectifying women’s land title rights

A court ruling may have finally put an end to inequities in the Land Tenure Rights Act

Mashaba points finger at civil society: #JhbFire ‘was bound to happen’

Mashaba said he knew the fire was going to happen according to findings he had collected, and blamed human rights lawyers

Court halts deportation of migrants

A court has temporarily halted the deportation of 200 migrants, detained after a raid on a church, amid claims of "state-sponsored" xenophobia.

Soweto unrest shows lack of compassion for foreigners, says LHR

Lawyers for Human Rights says it is dissapointed by the "disregard for human life" during this week's violence in Soweto.

Arms deal critics accuse commission of holding up process

Arms deal critics represented by Lawyers for Human Rights have accused the Seriti commission of making it impractical to cross-examine key witnesses.

Arms deal commission hearing ‘one-sided’ evidence, say ‘critics’

Arms deal commission critics say government witnesses are not being cross-examined, leading to one-sided evidence before the inquiry.

Latest

High court refuses application to cross provinces for a funeral

Despite “extreme sympathy”, court says it must uphold the law

Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories