Gender law

SAWLA speaks out on gender-based violence

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The South African Women Lawyers Association (SAWLA), is calling on authorities to double its efforts on the rampant scourge against gender-based violence. In a press statement released […]

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Is there a material difference between a person’s gender and their status as a parent?

In the South African television (TV) world, a reality show exists and the primary objective of the TV show is to resolve issues of paternity by using DNA testing. It […]

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Women judges: Are they doing justice to the cause?

By Diana Mabasa The recent furore in the media caused by the Facebook posts of High Court Judge Mabel Jansen has highlighted the important role of women judges when confronted […]

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CLC Stream B: Legal and judicial profession

By Kim Hawkey Who guards the guardians? Regulation of the legal profession In a session chaired by South African attorney Max Boqwana, the chairperson of the United Kingdom (UK) Bar […]

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Does the law provide for punishment in sexual offence cases?

Director of Public Prosecutions, Western Cape v Prins (WCC) (unreported case no A134/08, 11-5-2012) (Blignault J) * By Rodger Mareume On 11 May 2012 the full Bench of the Western […]

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Q & A with the Director of the Justice Department’s Gender Directorate, Ntibidi Rampete

The Gender Directorate at the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (the department) was established in March 1997. The directorate’s staff is made up of one director, two deputy directors, […]

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