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​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

Customary law can pose problems for widows

Despite a new Act, many women and children are up against discriminatory practices

‘I was kicked out of our house by his parents’, say widows

If a man dies in the Central African Republic, his wife is at risk of being evicted from their home by his relatives.

Marikana widows have to ‘prove’ trauma as the authorities stay mum on compensation

Relatives are going the legal route to try to quantify their pain

Phiyega mustn’t be spared testimony by Marikana survivors and widows – lawyers

The Claassen inquiry failed to adequately cross-examine the suspended police commissioner, victims’ representatives argue.

Grief as Marikana victims remembered

Two years on, the families of the Marikana victims are still waiting to hear who killed their loved ones, what exactly happened, and why.

Widows fight social stigmatisation in Cameroon

Advocacy groups in Cameroon are battling a 500- year-old tradition that deprives widows of their rights.

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Zulu land body challenges audit outcome

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‘Terrorised’ family shines a light on traditional leadership for vulnerable people

The ambiguity between traditional and constitutional leadership has been exposed by the violent banishment of an Eastern Cape family

Sisulu dissolves housing agency board, again

The HDA is once again under administration, and its acting chief executive gets to stay on

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