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Wednesday, 27 October 2010 - 15:55

As constitutional lawyers, legal academics, human rights and social justice activists who have worked with Janet Love while she has been the National Director of the Legal Resources Centre (LRC), we are surprised and dismayed by Premier Helen Zille’s implication that she will not act independently of narrow party politics in her capacity as a human rights commissioner. Under the leadership of Janet Love, the LRC has fought fearlessly for the rights of the poor and powerless, without favour to the ANC or any other political party.

Originally released 20 October

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Friday, 15 October 2010 - 16:11

From:  Nakatani, Hiroki

 

To:      Nathan Geffen; Marcus Low
CC:     Hirnschall, Gottfried Otto; Dickson, Kim Eva Yaa
Date:  Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 7:35 PM

subject:     RE: Urgent inquiry from Treatment Action Campaign

Dear Mr Nathan Geffen and Mr.Marcus Low,

From:  Nakatani, Hiroki

 

To:      Nathan Geffen; Marcus Low
CC:     Hirnschall, Gottfried Otto; Dickson, Kim Eva Yaa
Date:  Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 7:35 PM

subject:     RE: Urgent inquiry from Treatment Action Campaign

Dear Mr Nathan Geffen and Mr.Marcus...

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Thursday, 14 October 2010 - 10:11

COSATU Khayelitsha, The Treatment Action Campaign, the Social Justice Coalition and Equal Education have for years worked seriously in Khayelitsha and elsewhere. We have never advocated stone-throwing or promoted violence. Our members work patiently, educate themselves and build local leadership to change the system of inequality. We ask all progressive people in churches, clinics, schools, universities, homes, and local...

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Thursday, 14 October 2010 - 09:56

MAIL & GUARDIAN REPORTER | JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - Oct 08 2010 16:09

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says a Human Rights Commission investigation into violence at Hout Bay's Hangberg settlement, and its adverse ruling in the "toilets without walls" saga, are evidence the body is being used as a "political hit squad" against her, just as Ebrahim Rasool's illegal Erasmus commission of inquiry was.

It is a serious allegation against a crucial democratic institution.

Clearly, the chair of the commission, Lawrence Mushwana, has an unedifying track...

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