Hunger Strike

Morocco damages itself by stifling criticism

The country often turns to the courts when it doesn’t like what critics say, and this has a chilling effect on varsity research and the public media.

SAHRC invited to set up shop in Lindela

Following numerous reports of abuse, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has asked the organisation to establish an office at the centre.

Deep Read: The power of the hunger strike

The digital age offers a new global platform for this ancient form of protest to change the world, writes Stefan Simanowitz.

Israel red-carded over detention orders

A former member of the Palestinian national football team remains on hunger strike over his imprisonment by Israel without charge, or trial.

Wits protest turns into full-blown hunger strike

A protest by a group of students over the dismissal of 17 chefs at Wits University has culminated in an indefinite hunger strike.

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails to go on hunger strike

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails will embark on hunger strikes this week to draw attention to imprisonment without charge.

Bahrain activist moved to hospital after hunger strike

A jailed Bahraini activist who has been on hunger strike for 58 days was moved to a hospital and fed intravenously after his health deteriorated.

Indian hunger striker goes on fast to end corruption

Indian activist Anna Hazare, whose hunger strike in August attracted public support, held a one-day fast demanding government to tackle corruption.

Thousands gather as India graft impasse shows signs of thaw

Thousands have gathered to support an anti-corruption social activist who has galvanized India against the government through a hunger strike.

India protests surge as anti-corruption activist fasts

Protests have swelled across India in support of anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare, and the government seems unable to end the standoff.

The hunger strike has ended

The nine-week-old detainees hunger strike has ended.

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WATCH IT AGAIN: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on measures to contain Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the continuing efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This included the extension of the national lockdown by another two weeks

More than 900 Americans to be evacuated from South Africa

Three flights are expected to leave South Africa over two days, embassy spokesperson says

Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

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