Human Rights Watch

Political violence ‘remains a serious problem in Zim’

Zimbabwe is not ready for elections, and will not be ready until it has dealt with present and past human rights violations, says Human Rights Watch.

HRW condemns ‘vicious attacks’ in Libya

A "day of anger" against Libyan leader Moammar Gadaffi turned into a bloodbath when security forces gunned down at least 24 people, HRW says.

HRW urges US to link aid to Israeli settlements

Human Rights Watch has requested the US penalise Israel by withholding aid equal to the amount Israel gives in subsidies to West Bank settlements.

Global call to free Cabinda activists

An international lobby group has urged the Angolan government to release four activists serving what they call "politically motivated" jail sentences.

Kenya ‘endangering lives of Somali refugees’

Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has accused Kenya of endangering the lives of thousands of Somali refugees who are being deported.

Pro-Mugabe attacks on the rise, says HRW

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday warned against attacks by supporters of President Robert Mugabe as Zimbabwe maps out a new constitution.

Rights group calls for halt to Zim diamond sales

Human Rights Watch claims Zimbabwe has broken its promise to halt physical abuse of diamond miners and should have its certification frozen.

Kenya police accused of abusing Somali refugees

Somali asylum-seekers fleeing their country are routinely raped and beaten by Kenyan police when crossing the border, a report says.

‘No easy solution to crisis in Somalia’

Somalia's al-Shabaab has subjected people in the south of the country to killings and repressive social control, a rights group said on Monday.

Call for Angola to step up fight against corruption

Global watchdog group Human Rights Watch on Tuesday called on Angola's government to do more to fight corruption.

DRC rejects report of LRA massacre

The DRC on Tuesday dismissed Human Rights Watch charges that Ugandan rebels had killed about 300 people in December.

HRW: EU must maintain sanctions on Mugabe

The EU should maintain its travel ban and asset freeze on Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's inner circle, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Friday.


Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders