Human Rights Day

How to make our society kinder

Schools provide a unique opportunity to teach citizens the basics of co-operation and ethics

Turkey is a democracy — that’s a fact

A bid to overthrow a legitimate government and the deaths of innocent people cannot be justified

Human rights and cultural practices

A new study explores clashes between initiation, polygamy and constitutional rights

Splurge does little for Sharpeville

Residents are angry that commemorating the massacre has not resulted in a better life for them

Fight the random everyday acts of violence

We have the organisations, the policies, the laws and the insights to try to stop it, but still it goes on

Human rights 70 years on: Important victories as well as major misses

Human Rights Day might not be a reason for celebrations. But it's a useful reminder of what's been achieved over 70 years.

The danger of abuser confessions

Done badly, abuser's confessions can trigger a lot of pain for anyone who has lived through gender-based violence.

Memories of anti-apartheid bravery are fading in Mofolo

Many know about Sharpeville. Few know about the anti-pass march in Soweto on the same day in March 1960.

Zuma warns against racists who use art, ‘like cartoonists’

President Jacob Zuma spoke out against racism at a Human Rights Day celebration at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Monday.

From Sharpeville to San Francisco and back again

The history behind the name "Human Rights Day"is one of a larger and longer battle for equal rights and justice for all human beings.

Zuma vows better service delivery at Human Rights Day address

President Jacob Zuma has hailed South Africa as one of the few countries in the world that includes socioeconomic rights in its Constitution.

Election promises dominate Zuma’s Human Rights Day speech

President Jacob Zuma promised more services, schooling, jobs and healthcare in a polls-focused speech, as the DA and EFF descended on Sharpeville.

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