Single religion schools in the spotlight in Gauteng High Court hearing: 15 – 17 May 2017

Single religion schools in the spotlight in Gauteng High Court hearing: 15 – 17 May 2017

9 MAY 2017 – A challenge of certain Christian-only religious practices in South African public schools will be heard in a court case in the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg next week (15-17 May 2017).

The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC) is an amicus curiae in the matter initiated by an organisation called the Organisasie vir Godsdienste-Onderrig en Demokrasie (OGOD), and is represented by SECTION27.

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#BOPHELOHOUSE94 BACK IN COURT TO APPEAL CONVICTIONS

#BOPHELOHOUSE94 BACK IN COURT TO APPEAL CONVICTIONS

BLOEMFONTEIN, 8th AUGUST 2016: Today the #BopheloHouse94 are appearing in Bloemfontein High Court. The community healthcare workers (CHWs) are appealing their conviction in October 2015 in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court. A…

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Statement: Resounding victory for Dwenga and others in groundbreaking case challenging HIV discrimination in the South African National Defence Force

Statement: Resounding victory for Dwenga and others in groundbreaking case challenging HIV discrimination in the South African National Defence Force

26 September 2014, Pretoria – Twenty years ago the then AIDS Law Project (ALP) wrote its first letter to the Minister of Defence and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF)…

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Court order: Siamisi Motheo/Maak Die Foundasie Reg/Lungisa Umgangatho vs Vala Langa Primary School Governing Body

Court order: Siamisi Motheo/Maak Die Foundasie Reg/Lungisa Umgangatho vs Vala Langa Primary School Governing Body

The court order in the matter between SIAMISI MOTHEO/MAAK DIE FONDASIE REG/LUGISA UMGANGATHO & 47 OTHERS and the VELA LANGA PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY & 4 OTHERS has been finalised. Please…

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PRESS CONFERENCE AND FOUNDING AFFIDAVIT: NEW COURT CHALLENGE TO ONGOING HIV RELATED DISCRIMINATION IN THE SANDF, 9 JULY 2013

Following years of negotiations between the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the AIDS Law Project (ALP) regarding the SANDF’s old health classification policy that excluded people living with HIV from recruitment, external deployment and promotion in the military, in 2008 the North Gauteng High Court settled the matter. Pursuant to an out of court settlement between the two parties, the Court declared such policy as unconstitutional to the extent that it violated the rights of aspirant and serving members of the SANDF to equality and dignity, among other rights.

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Copy of Judgment by Judge Kollapen in North Gauteng High Court

SECTION27 has recently obtained the judgment (see below) handed down on 4 October 2012, by Kollapen J in the North Gauteng High Court. The judgment relates to an application brought by SECTION27, Hanyani Thomo Secondary School and Lutandale Primary School, represented by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS).

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