human rights

 
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...
What does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights mean in today’s fractured world?
What does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights mean in today’s fractured world?
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” These simple but powerful words are the first line of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations at an extraordinary meeting in Paris 70 years ago this week....
The restriction of basic freedoms has become the global norm
The restriction of basic freedoms has become the global norm
Imagine inviting your ten closest friends to dinner but only four of them show up. The other six can’t make it because they’ve either been...
‘Targeted crackdown’ on society
‘Targeted crackdown’ on society
A new report claims the Zambian government is harassing and threatening its critics
Fear grips Tanzania’s queer people
Fear grips Tanzania’s queer people
For a little over a week he has had to live in hiding. Speaking to the Mail & Guardian from his two-bedroom house outside Dar es Salaam...

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