Amnesty International

Kenya plans to close world’s biggest refugee camp Dadaab

Kenya has announced that it plans to close Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, by the end of August

US war in Somalia kills civilians

Ever-increasing air strikes since Donald Trump’s election are killing more and more innocent people

As Kagame steps down, Egypt takes helm at African Union

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will officially take over the post of head of the AU which rotates between the five regions of the continent

Amnesty: Booking agents profit from war crimes

Online tourism companies are adding to human rights’ violations by advertising attractions on illegally occupied land

Women across political spectrum receive Twitter abuse – study

According to a new Amnesty International study, black women are the hardest hit by abuse on the social network

Six women show up Madagascar’s infamous justice system

Poor Madagascans are left to rot in prison awaiting trial very often for crimes that they never committed

2018, the year of women’s rights?

A new report by Amnesty International has urged governments around the world to prioritise making resources available for the empowerment of women

Human rights 70 years on: Important victories as well as major misses

Human Rights Day might not be a reason for celebrations. But it's a useful reminder of what's been achieved over 70 years.

Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour

The London-based global human rights organisation said it was revoking the Ambassador of Conscience Award it gave Suu Kyi in 2009

Tanzania government denounces governor’s anti-gay witch-hunt

Anti-gay sentiment has increased since Magufuli's 2015 election, forcing most gays, lesbians and other sexual minorities to live in secrecy

Madagascar’s prison shame

More than half of Malagasy prisoners have yet to face trial, but live in squalid, dangerous conditions

‘They have taken our beautiful sand from us and left nothing’

Mozambican villagers demand compensation for the destruction of their village caused by the activities of a Chinese mining company

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Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it