human rights

 
Behind SA’s brutality
Behind SA’s brutality
Contemporary South African society has been constructed on the idea of difference. Race and gender differences are intrinsically tied to our...
The Constitutional Court’s spanking judgment does not pander to public opinion
The Constitutional Court’s spanking judgment does not pander to public opinion
“We have a painful and shameful history of widespread and institutionalised violence. And Section 12 exists to help reduce and ...
[Video]Killer's life sentence gives family 'a little peace'
[Video]Killer's life sentence gives family 'a little peace'
The man who beat Danel Rooskrans to death is behind bars, but that doesn't change the pain and rage her loved ones are left with.
The shame of being a South African in the rest of Africa
The shame of being a South African in the rest of Africa
My first major story as a foreign correspondent was Egypt’s Arab Spring. I arrived in Tahrir Square in Cairo early on 2 February 2011, which is...
Home affairs minister abdicates his duties
Home affairs minister abdicates his duties
In the scheme of South Africa’s immigration legislation, the minister of home affairs has specific roles to play as a decision-maker. While his...
Editorial: The not-so-secret ballot
Editorial: The not-so-secret ballot
In 2016, after meeting with several local government hopefuls, Thabo Mbeki refused to be drawn on whom he would vote for in the municipal elections. “The candidates here came in to say two things; one, that I must vote. So I’ve agreed with that; I’ll vote tomorrow. The second...
‘What can you do for your country?’
‘What can you do for your country?’
‘What will you do with your education from Nelson Mandela University to change the world — for your family, your community, your...
All our rights should be for all our people
All our rights should be for all our people
South Africa has come a long way since 1994 as far as civil liberties are concerned. 
Human rights and cultural practices
Human rights and cultural practices
‘The law is the way it is. If you try to apply it directly to tradition, you will find that it is not a perfect fit and will affect a lot of...
No truth for Gambia’s queer people
No truth for Gambia’s queer people
Gambia is accounting for its past. Two years after the end of Yahya Jammeh’s brutal 23-year rule, the country’s Truth, Reconciliation and...
Rights violated ahead of poll in Mozambique
Rights violated ahead of poll in Mozambique
Mozambicans will go to the polls in October to elect their next leaders. Provincial governors will be elected rather than being appointed by the...
Chinese rights lawyer jailed for 'subversion'
Chinese rights lawyer jailed for 'subversion'
Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced on Monday to four and a half years in prison for state subversion, sealing the...

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