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Mia Swart

Mia Swart

Mia Swart is a research director atthe Human Sciences Research Council
Internet shutdowns violate human rights
Internet shutdowns violate human rights
The Arab Spring was also called the Facebook Revolution. In countries such as Tunisia and Egypt, social media was used more than ever before to...
Drawing a line in the sand on racism
Drawing a line in the sand on racism
The Clifton fourth beach debacle shows up many of our moral ambiguities, such as indefensible levels of income inequality, access to land...
The world ignores Yemen’s humanitarian crisis
The world ignores Yemen’s humanitarian crisis
Yemen, the poorest country in of Middle East, has long been the most neglected and could not stand in starker contrast to its rich, glitzy...
Bird Island child abuse: The truth will set us free
Bird Island child abuse: The truth will set us free
The past is a foreign country. Until it shakes us out of our collective slumber on a cold Sunday morning. It confronts us from the front page of a...
Gaza bleeds while Israel celebrates
Gaza bleeds while Israel celebrates
Monday May 14 marked the...
Palestinian teenager’s chutzpah shames Israeli military
Palestinian teenager’s chutzpah shames Israeli military
In a few short months, Ahed Tamimi has become a symbol of resistance against the Israeli occupation.
Habré trial a victory for hearing crimes against humanity in Africa
Habré trial a victory for hearing crimes against humanity in Africa
It was a bright, clear morning in Dakar the day the much anticipated Habré judgment was to be delivered. Hundreds of people were pushing to get into...
A tribute to writer Mark Behr
A tribute to writer Mark Behr
I read Mark Behr’s Die Reuk van Appels as a second year student in Stellenbosch. I found a copy in a friend’s flat and finished it in...