Genocide

Why the Gambia’s plea for the Rohingya matters for international justice

In early December, the International Court of Justice heard arguments filed by the Gambia against Myanmar for violations of the Genocide Convention. This included...

How a lack of democracy fuels violent extremism in Africa

Research on violence in Africa argues that it is mainly within the context of a weak state that has lost control over its people and institutions

Editorial: Revolutions don’t happen overnight

Omar al-Bashir may be gone, but the revolution has only just begun.

Germany returns human remains from Namibia genocide

Namibian activists have called on Berlin to apologise for massacring thousands and provide reparations

Rwanda can’t achieve reconciliation without fixing its democracy

As Rwanda marks the 24th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, much more needs to be done to unite the country

Hotel Canada: The white South Africans who have sought asylum

The concept of white South Africans seeking refuge from racial “brutality” and “genocide” post-1994 is nothing new.

Rohingya crisis: This is what genocide looks like

Genocide doesn't begin with mass murder. It's a long, insidious process that can be stopped before it's too late.

​Activists ramp up Herero and Nama reparation demands on film

Filmmaker Vincent Moloi hopes to raise the profile of reparation with ‘Skulls of My People’.

​Herero make new claim for genocide reparations against Germany

Namibians have brought a renewed lawsuit in the United States against Germany’s extermination policy.

The world must oppose genocide and other atrocities and ensure justice

The International Criminal Court is celebrating 18 years of existence, but many nations have yet to sign its Rome Statute.

South Africans withdraw from genocide conference in Israel

Palestine welcomes the decision by prominent academic and human rights group not to attend international meeting.

We can’t ignore the worrying signs of genocide in Africa

How do we make sure there’s not a return to the horror of Rwanda or Biafra?

Latest

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

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