Hate Crimes

The Joburg suburb ridding itself of ‘immoral’ sex workers — with pangas and bullets

Tasers, rubber bullets, pangas, dogs and snakes are used to rid a Jo’burg suburb of its ‘immoral’ sex workers

A lone gay man says ‘enough’ to hate rapes in Cape wheatlands

After ​Marchillino Ambraal was gang-raped a second time and a friend was killed, he wants to see justice done

Cops can’t cope with hate crimes

Various organisations say officers are not yet able to carry out the policing aspects of speech and actions based on prejudice

Gay men stalked via dating apps

Nasty incidents highlight an apparently increasing number of violent crimes related to men who use Tinder and Grindr

After Brexit vote, hate crimes are on the rise

Britain's Home Office reports that after the EU referendum in June 2016, hate crimes against Britons of ethnic or religious minorities rose by 29%.

Congress sends anti-white supremacist measure to Trump

Rights groups argue that hate crimes are rising in the United States and have called on the president to address 'domestic terrorism'.

Queer rights activists make their presence known in Parliament

A group of civil society LGBTI rights organisations are challenging Parliament to help decrease the number of hate crimes nationwide

Our progressive Constitution is not enough to protect LGBTQIA+ people

In 1996, it became illegal to discriminate against anyone based on their sexual orientation.

​Hate speech add-on compromises hate crimes Bill

Matthew Clayton, a member of the group which advised on the Bill, writes that it has value but poses challenges for civil society.

Death of a ‘nice, kind girl’ rocks a community

“Noluvo was good; she liked other people. She was so kind and wasn’t hurting anybody,” a man tells me from behind his fence in Driftsands.

Swelindawo was not killed because she was lesbian, says deputy police minister

Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu said at a public meeting in Belhar that 'it had nothing to do with that'.

Lesbian activist’s murder puts spotlight on hate crime; shocking new statistics

Victims are wary of going to the police as they often compound the trauma, research has found.

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Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history