Mia Swart

Mia Swart is a research director atthe Human Sciences Research Council

Internet shutdowns violate human rights

Social media has changed the way wars are fought and oppression is resisted, resulting in governments disrupting connectivity

Drawing a line in the sand on racism

The Clifton fourth beach debacle shows up many of our moral ambiguities

The world ignores Yemen’s humanitarian crisis

The state is using famine as a weapon of war but SA abstained in a UN human rights resolution

Bird Island child abuse: The truth will set us free

Apartheid’s ministers must account for their crimes and we too need to confront them

Gaza bleeds while Israel celebrates

The bitter conflict highlights the shame of the world after 70 years of Palestinian suffering

Palestinian teenager’s chutzpah shames Israeli military

Ahed Tamimi's arrest highlights the vulnerability of Palestinians

Editing Steve: The limits of free expression

'Over the years Steve Hofmeyr has reinvented himself from the poor man’s Brad Pitt to a singer to a political public commentator'

Yugoslavia tribunal left an invaluable legacy

The tribunal made a huge contribution to international criminal law, but whether it has brought lasting peace to the Balkans is not yet clear.

​Herero make new claim for genocide reparations against Germany

Namibians have brought a renewed lawsuit in the United States against Germany’s extermination policy.

Habré trial a victory for hearing crimes against humanity in Africa

The trial of the Chad dictator in Senegal shows that war and other similar crimes need not be heard in The Hague.

Campus security: Students are not the enemy

The securitisation of university campuses flies in the face of open debate and the freedom of expression.

A tribute to writer Mark Behr

Die Reuk van Appels changed a generation. Mia Swart pays tribute to the work of Behr, who died on November 27 from a heart attack at the age of 52.

Press Releases

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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