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Dear G20: The virus doesn’t discriminate but humans do

Civic organisations from across the world ask whether this moment will go down in history as yours truly stepping up to the challenge, or the moment when you caved in to powerful elites

Afrobarometer: ‘68% of Africans don’t think their vote is secret’

Distrust is highest in established democracies like Kenya and Senegal

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.

Protesters react to ‘out of date’ institutions – report

Global institutions face losing their point if they continue to ignore people's issues, warns civil society alliance Civicus.

Africa’s liberators should embrace civil society as an ally

Governments across Africa are clamping down on dissent, hiding their secrets and attacking the funding base of their critics.

Africa is failing Libya, say NGOs

African governments are "failing" Libyan citizens and all Africans, according to civil society organisations on Friday.

Time for South Africa to stand up for its ideals

As a significant resolution hits the table at the UN Human Rights Council this month, SA's vote will make all the difference, argue activists.

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Construction sites are a ‘death trap’

Four children died at Pretoria sites in just two weeks, but companies deny they’re to blame

Koko claims bias before Zondo commission

In a lawyer’s letter, the former Eskom chief executive says the commission is not being fair to him

ConCourt asked to rule that Zuma must testify for 10 days next year

It is Zondo's legal end game and will leave the former president, his supporters and those implicated in state capture to increasingly play fast and loose at imputing political motive to the commission

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World Aids Day

Huge strides have been made, but the fight against HIV is far from over, and Covid-19 has disrupted testing and treatments

How to get the most money for your old iPhone towards a new one

Cash in your old iPhone to upgrade to a new one or get a reduced rate on your monthly contract from your service provider

Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, women live in fear. It’s difficult to speak out against the patriarchal system, but many have done so, and continue to do so

POWER Business #OnTheMoney talks to Risenga Maluleke, South African Statistician-General

If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story