Bad law is dangerous, not sex work

By Jen Thorpe Today I learnt that the South African Law Reform Commissions (SALRC) is going to publish its report regarding sex work. Late last year, the SALRC and the Deputy Minister of Justice presented in Parliament, after several consecutive Women's Parliament reports have demanded the decriminalisation of sex work. This report released today is a … Continue reading Bad law is dangerous, not sex work

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Combine the Chapter 9s? How about some time?

By Jen Thorpe Yesterday I noticed a call from Parliament's website to comment on the Feasibility of Establishing a Single Human Rights Body. The call notes that in 2006, Parliament appointed an Ad Hoc Committee to undertake a Review of Chapter Nine and Associated Institutions. One of the key recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee … Continue reading Combine the Chapter 9s? How about some time?

Gender and local government: What needs to change

By Nicole Graham I became a local government councillor on 18 May, 2011. At the time, I was a 21 year old university student and wasn’t sure it was something I would do for any length of time. I was studying a post-graduate LLB and had been active in the DA since I was 17 … Continue reading Gender and local government: What needs to change