Stefan Simanowitz

Stefan Simanowitz is media manager for Amnesty International responsible for Europe.He was freelance journalist for many years, reporting from Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia for numerous publications and some broadcasters.He has always been a campaigner and has worked for organisations including UNICEF, the ANC, NCVO, Citizens Advice, Liberty, ARVAC and Save the Children.

South Africa 25: The day the state was no longer an enemy of the people

Remembering South Africa's first democratic elections: It's easy to forget that things could have turned out very differently in South Africa

FiSahara – The world’s most remote film festival

Now in its 11th year, the film festival, which takes place in a sun-baked refugee camp deep in the desert, has attracted hundreds of cinephiles.

Deep Read: The power of the hunger strike

The digital age offers a new global platform for this ancient form of protest to change the world, writes Stefan Simanowitz.

Shooting fires up Western Sahara

The UN's special envoy attempts to revive talks between Morocco and Western Sahara, one of the world's longest running conflicts.

Western Sahara and the tide of history

In 1960 the United Nations adopted resolution 1514 which stated that all people have a right to self-determination.

Voting in a country that doesn’t exist

Somaliland voters braved al-Qaeda threats to engage in “the devil's practice” -- but the result of the poll won't be recognised outside the country.

Press Releases

Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

How to tell if you have a hidden contact centre in your business

The important thing to remember is that a contact centre is defined less by the physical space it occupies and more by the customer experience it delivers

Accessing health and justice in a time of Covid-19

The similarities between the HIV epidemic and the Covid-19 pandemic are hard to ignore – the most obvious is the level of premature deaths caused by both

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