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AU pushes the frontiers of transitional justice

Now these important policy developments must be implemented

Struggle lawyer led the charge

Michael Richman’s career was closely linked with those who suffered the injustices of apartheid

Court order could bankrupt South African History Archive

Protecting and preserving historical records has been the cornerstone of SAHA’s work. But after a cost order, they could be out of business.

Don’t wait for a beautiful leader South Africa, rather rely on the Constitution

The Constitution is SA’s greatest tribute to the people who died in the struggle for liberation, writes former Constitutional Court judge Albie Sachs.

Visionary Tambo shaped our new SA

He had the vision and the conviction that a Bill of Rights was the right way to go

Albie Sachs: Free housing, food and education were not promised in the Constitution

The retired Constitutional Court judge praised the Fees Must Fall movement for raising important issues, but cautioned against the use of violence.

Where art and activism merge

A monograph on the work of artist Sue Williamson coincides with a new show at Cape Town’s Goodman Gallery.

Art collecting with Albie Sachs

Former Constitutional Court justice Albie Sachs is bound to art and politics by love and lineage. He chats about this and his years of art collecting.

SA: It’s not all that bad, says Albie Sachs

South Africa has a strong judiciary, former Constitutional Court judge Albie Sachs said on Wednesday.

Albie Sachs gets behind Barefoot Against Poverty

Albie Sachs goes Barefoot Against Poverty in a campaign that aims to create greater awareness of poverty and division in South Africa.

The law of discovery and intuition

Albie Sachs celebrates the achievements of the Constitutional Court, but provides little critical reflection.

Sachs breaks silence on Goldstone fracas

The barring of Judge Richard Goldstone from his grandson's bar mitzvah was profoundly sad, said former Constitutional Court judge Albie Sachs.

Frene and the melktert of ‘national interest’

This is no time for panic, or for manic depression of the sort that Xolela Mangcu displayed in a column last weekend. This is politics, not rugby -- so the national state of mind should be governed by clear-headed questions, not by the hyperbole of triumph and disaster. We must keep a sense of perspective.

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Scores die in Western Cape’s deadly taxi tit-for-tat

Forty-three people were shot dead in the first six months of this year in the Western Cape’s intractable taxi violence, while close to 100 have been arrested and 40 are on court rolls in connection with the conflict

Ingonyama Trust Board moves to retrench staff

More than 50 workers at the Ingonyama Trust Board have been issued section 189 notices

Solar stuck where sun don’t shine: State spends R289m to store solar water heaters

The national solar water heater programme is set to take off once again this year, but meanwhile the government is spending millions on storing heaters that have yet to be installed

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NSTF-South32 Awards

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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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