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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.

Story killer: Secrecy Bill’s hypothetical body count

We look at what sort of stories would never have made it to print had the Protection of State Information Bill been enacted into law at the time.

SA ‘too much’ for its children

Experts are linking the high suicide rate among school pupils in South Africa to the increasing number of orphaned children.

Precious minimalism

Not surprisingly, Washed Out, aka Ernest Greene, had been around for all of three years before he made it to South African iPods.

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Zuma won’t appear before Zondo commission on Monday, say his lawyers

Last year the commission asked the Constitutional Court to force the former president to appear. Although ruling has not been made, the summons remains valid, but Zuma’s lawyers say they won’t honour it

Molefe blames Ramaphosa for Eskom’s woes in statement to Zondo commission

Brian Molefe guns for Cyril Ramaphosa, alleging that the president’s relationship with Glencore was only a ploy to siphon money out of Eskom

Zondo commission: Lynne Brown reportedly says ‘eish’ when told of Zuma’s alleged Eskom meddling

More allegations against Jacob Zuma put before the state capture commission, as the questions the former president will have to answer when he appears next week continue to stack up

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