Women in Qatar have complained of being “treated as children”, as a new report reveals the extent to which male guardianship laws restrict their ability to receive gynaecological exams and travel overseas. Women who spoke to Human Rights Watch said medical staff would need their husband or male guardian’s permission[…]
Tens of thousands of Chileans have taken to Santiago’s main square in celebration after people across the country overwhelmingly backed re-writing Chile’s dictatorship-era constitution that many see as the root cause of the country’s social and economic inequalities. In Santiago’s Plaza Italia, the focus of the massive and often violent[…]
ANC economic policy chief, Enoch Godongwana, has outlined some of the key aspects of the party’s draft economic recovery plan – including the use of prescribed assets and pensions. Godongwana said via webinar on Monday (17 August) that the party is moving away from the use of prescribed assets, and[…]
The deadline is fast approaching for written submissions on the Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation. In a statement, the ad hoc committee to amend the Constitution reminded the public that written submissions should be received by no later[…]
Courts in Cape Town have been inundated with eviction cases recently, most of which coming from the Woodstock, Salt River and Maitland areas. Over the past few months, several news stories have shed light on cases where either single tenants or large groups are being evicted and subsequently left homeless.[…]
As the Electoral Commission (IEC) prepares to hold stakeholder engagements on the recently passed bill on Political Party funding, constitutional law expert, Phephelaphi Dube has raised a potential loophole in the new law. Dube says the threshold amount, which allows for donors to donate up to a certain amount of money[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has expressed its unequivocal support for Major Fatima Isaacs in her right to wear the headscarf as part of her military uniform. On Tuesday, Isaacs appeared in a military court in Cape Town and was charged with disobeying a lawful instruction after she refused to[…]
Section 25 of the Constitution is not the problem when it comes to the question of land expropriation without compensation. A lack of political will is, according to advocate and author Tembeka Ngcukaitobi. Speaking at an event hosted by the Tshisimani centre for activist education on Tuesday evening in Mowbray,[…]
ANC chairperson Gwede Mantashe says the Constitution must be amended to limit land ownership to 12 000 hectares per farm owner, and white farmers who own more than that should hand over the rest to the state without compensation. Mantashe was speaking to News24 in an exclusive interview on Tuesday[…]
When the clock struck midnight on Wednesday, Turkey’s state of emergency was officially over – and yet new legislation could see many of its controversial provisions remain for at least another three years. The draft law, which will be presented to the Turkish parliament on Thursday and is set to[…]
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