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POLICE ABUSE OF SEX WORKERS

 

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POLICE ABUSE OF SEX WORKERS: DATA FROM CASES REPORTED TO THE WOMEN’S LEGAL CENTRE BETWEEN 2011 AND 2015

This report draws on reported cases from sex workers who approached the Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) between 2011 and 2015 for information, guidance and legal assistance to access their rights.

The analysis highlights the gap between the rights enshrined in the South African Constitution and the treatment that sex workers experience. Continue Reading

JAN KLAASE AND ELSIE KLAASE V. JOZIA JOHANNES VAN DER MERWE

 

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JAN KLAASE AND ELSIE KLAASE V. JOZIA JOHANNES VAN DER MERWE PRESS RELEASE

South African NGO faces Noordhoek Trust on the interpretation of an occupier, particularly for the spouses of farm workers, under ESTA

On the 14th of July 2016, a month before our national Women’s Month, the Constitutional Court of South Africa released its judgment in the matter of JAN KLAASE and ELSIE KLAASE v JOZIA JOHANNES VAN DER MERWE (N.O. OF THE NOORDHOEK TRUST) and JOZIA JOHANNES VAN DER MERWE under case number CC case number: 23/2015 where the court set aside the eviction application of Mrs Klaase. Continue Reading