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Black lives must matter in Africa too

Although Africans must continue to support the Black Lives Matter movement, there is also the need for them to raise their voices against injustices in other African countries

Watch Jesse Williams eviscerate racism and whiteness in his BET Awards speech

Greys Anatomy star Jesse Williams stole the show at the 2016 BET Awards with this unforgettable speech about racism and privilege in America.

A little-known composer takes centre stage on the big screen

At last, a giant among musicians, Ndikho Xaba, has received the recognition he deserves.

Civil rights déjà vu hits US South

Fifty years since the Selma march to demand voting rights for African-Americans in the South, new laws could disenfranchise poor black people anew.

Selma: a reminder that 50 years on, #blacklivesmatter

The Oscar-nominated film comes to our screens at a time when racial and social equality debates are as topical as they were back in 1965.

Transgenders in US army victory

Transgender American veterans received recognition for their new names this week, meaning they can now get access to their veterans' benefits.

Civic actions speak louder than words

People who are taught about human rights do not necessarily apply what they've learned in practice, writes Kayum Ahmed.

Rosa Parks essay reveals rape attempt

Long before Rosa Parks was hailed as the "mother of the civil rights movement," she wrote a detailed account of nearly being raped by a neighbour.

Sarkozy’s Cabinet approves Bill to ban full Islamic veil

Nicolas Sarkozy defended his plan to stop French women wearing the Islamic veil on Wednesday, despite fears that the move may be unconstitutional.

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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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