Latest articles on Human Rights Day

Inclusion boosts the bottom line

New research shows that while South African organisations have made strides in achieving greater diversity and transformation, too many people still feel excluded in workplaces – and this has significant consequences for productivity and company performance

Social justice groups call for halt on evictions during the Covid-19 pandemic

Twenty-seven organisations have penned a letter to the presidency calling for evictions to be banned in an effort to protect vulnerable groups

Human Rights Day reminds us of our progress and failures

The history of human rights in South Africa is complex, not least because the removal of oppression has not equated to substantive liberation

Sharpeville is much more than the site of a massacre

Tsepo Gumbi’s photographs bring a more complex view of a place that has been so singularly defined as to be unknowable

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.

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.

Latest

Unions cry foul over SABC dismissal costs and retrenchments

Broadcaster bodies say claims that a recent skills audit is unrelated to retrenchments are ‘irrational’

Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

Press Releases

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

The best local and international journalism

handpicked and in your inbox every weekday