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16 April, 2014

The Herald 10 April 2014 THE landmark ruling by the Supreme Court in the rape-pregnancy case of Mildred Mapingure marked an important legal turning point for women’s sexual and reproductive rights in Zimbabwe, in particular the survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. This is the first time in the country’s …» Read More


Lesotho: Women’s right to chieftainship

15 May, 2013

On 1 April 2014, the Court of Appeal heard an appeal of the 16 May 2013 decision by the Lesotho High Court, sitting as the Constitutional Court, which upheld section 10 of the Chieftainship Act of 1968 which denies all daughters the right to succeed to chieftainship. The case was …» Read More

14 April, 2014

February 2014:Two articles, written by Thulani Maseko and Bheki Makhubu, were published in The Nation magazine, criticising the Swazi judiciary and the Chief Justice, Michael Ramodibedi. 17 March 2014: Maseko was arrested and charged with contempt of court. Maseko was detained overnight, and was not allowed access to his legal …» Read More


  • Adv Madasa, clerk of the Pan African Parliament explains that the PAP was established to give African citizens a voice,
  • Fritz: it is misleading to speak about a rule of law crisis in Swaziland, as the issue is that there is simply NO rule of law,
  • Fritz has gone through the timeline of the case and explained how the correct procedure has been flouted throughout,
  • SALC executive director Nicole Fritz, is the next speaker & says the case is emblematic of a general systematic crisis,
  • Doo Aphane from Women for Women Development Consultancy now speaking about the impact on women of the rule of law crisis,

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