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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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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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