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Pandemic of human rights abuses haunts governments in East and Southern Africa

In a year defined by Covid-19, human rights violations, including massacres of civilians and crackdowns on opposition parties, have plagued these regions

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

Housing activists want probe into City of Cape Town ‘spying’

The City of Cape Town admits it monitors the social-media pages of housing activists but denies that this is spying, as tensions surrounding land occupations increase

End the pandemic of violence against women activists

In countries such as Uganda, Zimbabwe and Egypt female champions are beaten up, sexually abused, jailed and even "disappeared"

Veronica Sobukwe’s guiding ethos

Robert Sobukwe's wife was an activist, and she looked after the children while he was incarcerated

Cape Town to develop 10 sites in the inner city for affordable housing

The City selected the sites as part of an effort to reverse apartheid spatial planning in Cape Town.

​A family that fought for equality

The Naidoo-Pillay name is rich in history, from passive resistance to fighting apartheid.

The case of the disappeared activist in Zimbabwe

While getting his hair cut at a barber shop, a Zimbabwean activist was taken by five men - and has never been seen since.

Criminalising protest and dissent in South Africa

A new SERI report found that the criminal justice system was "abused" in order to intimidate activists and protesters.

Escaped Chinese activist seeks refuge in the US

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is now under US protection in Beijing after fleeing from house arrest, a US-based rights group said on Saturday.

Bahrain activist moved to hospital after hunger strike

A jailed Bahraini activist who has been on hunger strike for 58 days was moved to a hospital and fed intravenously after his health deteriorated.

Special Pensions Unit fails activists

Accused of fraudulent payouts, the unit is leaving bona fide freedom fighters mired in bureaucracy.

Wits embroiled in land dispute

University's suburban development plans for Frankenwald betray its deed terms, activists say

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