Human Rights Abuses

My hardest story: Reporting on being queer in Tunisia

Reporting on queer issues is always tough. But Tunisia was something else
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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.

South Africa needs to take a position on the plight of the Turks under Erdoğan

The country’s media and NGOs can also play a role in restoring human rights in Turkey

Amnesty: Booking agents profit from war crimes

Online tourism companies are adding to human rights’ violations by advertising attractions on illegally occupied land

The killing of people with albinism is driven by myth and international inaction

An upcoming UN meeting on witchcraft and human rights is to focus on the rising attacks on Albinos and the trade of body parts in sub-Saharan African

Doublespeak in country of the abused

The Gambia's justice minister is to talk about human rights at the Pan-African Parliament.

Uganda bans deployment of workers to Saudi Arabia

The country has placed a ban on the deployment of workers to Saudi Arabia amid allegations of sexual abuse and ill-treatment.

Allies silent on Djibouti human rights abuses

Western nations won't intervene lest they upset a strategic partnership or usher in another despot.

Governments’ clampdown on NGOs must end – Navi Pillay

It is important that progressive public interest litigation be widely understood for what it is, a mechanism for holding power to account.

China unleashes ‘extraordinary assault on human rights’

China is violating human rights at an intensity that is unprecedented in its recent history, a top watchdog group said on Thursday.

Concourt: Business ignores domestic workers’ rights

The Constitutional Court has ruled that domestic workers have the same rights as employees of liquidated business Pinnacle Point Group.

Ugandan anti-gay law sparks ‘surge in human rights violations’ – report

Human rights NGOs have released a report showing the impact of Uganda's controversial law on the wellbeing of homosexual people in the country.

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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

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mcgawu District, and started early commercial...

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