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.

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Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it