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.

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