Ilham Rawoot

Giro d’Italia’s Israel start under fire

Politics is set to overshadow the iconic cycling race, which stands accused of ‘sport-washing’ human rights violations

Crackdown on dissent in Bangladesh

The arrest of two of Bangladesh's foremost human rights activists has brought to light the country's severe crackdown on journalists and NGOs.

Juvenile offenders: Youth care centre at risk of closure

The Cape Town government may shut down a facility that gives hope to boys whom society has shunned. Ilham Rawoot reports.

Children in Pollsmoor

In February 2011, there were 861 children in prison, under the age of 18, and 54 075 youth between the ages of 18 and 25.

Report shows sorry state of South Africa’s prisons

The correctional services department owes about R1.3-billion in damages to prisoners and former inmates for bodily injury and rape while in prison.

Taxpayers in the dark about arms deals

South Africa's arms exports show that human rights are not a priority when the government takes decisions on trade policy, according to arms experts.

Party from dusk to dawn in a grown-ups’ playground

Berlin is a creative hub and even in the most Sandtonesque area, Friedrichstrasse, home of the Reichstag, there is not a suit in sight.

Tuberculosis runs riot in Pollsmoor

The story of a ruined man's lone legal battle reveals the dangerous conditions that prevail at the Western Cape prison.

Gangster film blurs genres

The thing Teboho Edkins wants you to know about his film, 'Gangster Project', is that "it is not a film about gangsters, it is a film with gangsters".

Deep Read: For orphaned babies, time is always running out

One of the biggest challenges faced by child welfare groups involved with abandoned babies and adoption is time. Too much of it, and not enough.

Tales of a female gangster girl

Jameela Jacobs was one of the few but growing number of women in gangs. She spoke to Ilham Rawoot about ended up spending half of her life in prison.

Growing pains and cutting their teeth

Genre-defying musicians in South Africa have been doing the rounds for a while, but they have only managed to attract a very particular audience.

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Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

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