On 7 October 2011 judgment was finally delivered for the nine men accused of murdering Zoliswa Nkonyana more than five years ago. Four were found guilty, while the other five were released. The case has been characterized by various failures of the criminal justice system in an area overburdened by crime. Proceedings have been postponed more than forty times, suspects have escaped, evidence has been collected improperly, investigations...Read more
For four years there was no clinic committee at Songonzima clinic near Elandskop in Kwazulu-Natal. As a result, serious service delivery problems at the clinic persisted. Then the Treatment Action Campaign’s (TAC) UMgungundlovu district office got involved – and now things are looking up.
Exciting new evidence has demonstrated the potential of antiretroviral medicines (ARVs) to prevent HIV from being sexually transmitted. This TAC briefing explains the evidence and then discusses policy implications.
A TAC Briefing
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On 20 August 2011, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) passed a resolution “on the procedure it would follow for the purpose of being consulted by the President of South Africa on the suitability of Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng for appointment as Chief Justice of South Africa”. In particular, the resolution noted that the JSC would “issue an invitation to the law bodies … and other institutions with an interest in the work of the JSC, to make written submissions”.
6 September 2011
PRESS STATEMENT FROM SECTION27, SONKE GENDER JUSTICE NETWORK, LESBIAN AND GAY...Read more
On 4 February 2006, Zoliswa Nkonyana was brutally murdered in Khayeltisha, Cape Town. A group of young men stabbed, clubbed, kicked and beat her to death. Zoliswa was 19 years old and lived openly as a lesbian. For this, she lost her life. She died only metres from her home. The court case – which has been ongoing for more than five years - against nine of the men who stand accused of murdering her is finally scheduled to be concluded. We have been informed by the Magistrate that the verdict will be delivered when the trial reconvenes from 7 - 9 September 2011 at the Khayelitsha...Read more