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?

Female State of the Nation: The health issues we should be concerned about

By Rebecca Hodes, Marion Stevens, and Jen Thorpe Marion: The State of the Nation speech happened last week and despite a number of health challenges continuing to face South Africans, far less was said about this than would have been the ideal. In fact, more was said about the Rhino protection programme. Within health the broad … Continue reading Female State of the Nation: The health issues we should be concerned about