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Ilham Rawoot

Ilham Rawoot

    District Six fails to rise from the ashes of apartheid
    District Six fails to rise from the ashes of apartheid
    More than 50 years since the heart was ripped out of this vibrant Cape Town community, little has been done to restore the area.
    Was Roger Kebble haunted by the pain of injustice?
    Was Roger Kebble haunted by the pain of injustice?
    In 2010, Brett Kebble's father bemoaned the lack of action taken against his son's killers in an interview with the M&G.
    Crackdown on dissent in Bangladesh
    Crackdown on dissent in Bangladesh
    The arrest of two of Bangladesh's foremost human rights activists has brought to light the country's severe crackdown on journalists and NGOs.
    Saving lives in war-ravaged Syria
    Saving lives in war-ravaged Syria
    For doctors like South African Venessa Naidoo, working in war-torn Syria means providing life-saving treatment to the needy is a daily struggle.
    Sexual assault in jail is common and brutal
    Sexual assault in jail is common and brutal
    Rape has become an accepted form of punishment for those in prison. Civil society groups say correctional services is doing nothing to change that.
    Juvenile offenders: Youth care centre at risk of closure
    Juvenile offenders: Youth care centre at risk of closure
    The Cape Town government may shut down a facility that gives hope to boys whom society has shunned. Ilham Rawoot reports.
    Children in Pollsmoor
    Children in Pollsmoor
    In February 2011, there were 861 children in prison, under the age of 18, and 54 075 youth between the ages of 18 and 25.
    Report shows sorry state of South Africa's prisons
    Report shows sorry state of South Africa's prisons
    The correctional services department owes about R1.3-billion in damages to prisoners and former inmates for bodily injury and rape while in prison.
    Party from dusk to dawn in a grown-ups' playground
    Party from dusk to dawn in a grown-ups' playground
    Berlin is a creative hub and even in the most Sandtonesque area, Friedrichstrasse, home of the Reichstag, there is not a suit in sight.
    Taxpayers in the dark about arms deals
    Taxpayers in the dark about arms deals
    South Africa's arms exports show that human rights are not a priority when the government takes decisions on trade policy, according to arms experts.
    Tuberculosis runs riot in Pollsmoor
    Tuberculosis runs riot in Pollsmoor
    The story of a ruined man's lone legal battle reveals the dangerous conditions that prevail at the Western Cape prison.