Judgement of the matter was presented on the 18th day of August 2017 within the Johannesburg High Court. The court heard oral evidence from witnesses and found that the statements made by John Qwelane amounted to hate speech, that they were hurtful and harmful in terms of the Equality Act. The court ordered that; complaint by Human Rights Commission succeeds with costs, that Qwelane is to apologize unconditionally to the LGBTI Community within 30 days and that Constitutional challenge made by him were dismissed with costs.   

 

 

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August 21, 2017

Qwelane Case: Homophobic Statements against the LGBTI Community (18/08/2017)

Judgement of the matter was presented on the 18th day of August 2017 within the Johannesburg High Court. The court heard oral evidence from witnesses and […]
August 4, 2017

Zestah’s case

Trial commenced on the 31st of July 2017 in Johannesburg High Court. Themba is charged with Murder, obstructing and defeating the ends of justice, violation of […]
June 19, 2017

Stop Gender Violence

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May 16, 2017

6th Annual Avon Light Up to Speak Out Candle Lighting Ceremony

AVON/ POWA Candle Light for survivors of abuse and all those women who have lost their lives due to abuse. Thank you to everybody who attended […]