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Zambian HIV and Gay rights activist, Paul Kasonkomona, detained in Zambia

Published on April 8, 2013 in Petitions

Dear Friends Paul Kasonkomona – a Zambian activist who campaigns for HIV treatment and equality for all has been detained in Zambia. Paul’s “crime” is that he spoke on Zambian TV supporting equality for all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. He was arrested when leaving the TV studios. (See email from and

 
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The Equal Education Law Centre ‘Open Seminar’: Justice Zak Yacoob presents on: “The prospects of litigating the right to basic education in South Africa.”

Published on March 19, 2013 in Seminar

The Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) invites you to an open seminar to be addressed by Justice Zak Yacoob. We specifically encourage the participation of legal practitioners, representatives from public interest law bodies and members of activist organisations engaged in the education sector or involved in similar work. Date:     Tuesday, 19 March 2013 Time:

 
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Doron Isaacs: Equal Education in South Africa

Published on May 4, 2012 in Recommendations

The Patterns We met up with Doron Issacs who heads up Equal Education, an organization, as its name represents, which is focused on the idea of creating a social movement around the right to equal education. The discussion covered a number of issues, namely:   The concepting of the organization-, which came out of the

 
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Ndifuna joins the call for an open and accountable government

Joint Statement on the Open Government Partnership 17 April 2012   Download PDF On Tuesday 17 April 2012, the South African government joined representatives of 60 countries at the annual two-day meeting of the Open Government Partnership, an international, multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption,

 
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Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a better government

Can government be run like the Internet, permissionless and open? Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes it can — and that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments — and their neighbors. Jennifer Pahlka is the founder of Code for America, which matches software geniuses with

 
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