The upcoming elections are a vital opportunity to return safety and equality to our communities
Duma Nokwe is the ideal example of the calibre of leader the world is crying out for today
South Africa and Colombia attempted to deal with a violent past through telling truths about human rights violations – even if both processes faltered one some measures
Judicial officers swear to administer justice ‘without fear, favour or prejudice’, but must consider the needs of society and what is practically doable
Acknowledging the plurality of perspectives, opinions, priorities, emotions and interests of the different travelers on our transformation road is vital
The Oscar Pistorius trial shows how tweaking the right to silence would not jeopardies justice but would enhance it
The season’s finale leaves our two reviewers wanting
The best way to honour Tutu’s legacy is to champion his values of unity, justice and compassion, as espoused in the charter to which he contributed
Some human rights organisations are enabling toxicity to harmful degrees
Probe findings may result in little more than a Pyrrhic victory as kingpins go free
We must overhaul a justice system that does not work for Africa and Africans. Immediate land reform is crucial now
Lobby groups and political parties said there should be consequences for those implicated
The arrival of a Chinese gold mining company in Kono, a diamond-rich district in the east of Sierra Leone, had a devastating impact on the local community, cutting its water supply and threatening farmers’ livelihoods – and their attempts to seek justice have been frustrated at every turn
The court’s judgment not to allow a father to bring his children home is a travesty
The small fish get caught. Jails are used to control the poor and disorderly and deflect attention from the crimes of the rich and powerful.
Yvette Raphael describes herself as a ‘professional protester, sjambok feminist and hater of trash’. Government officials would likely refer to her as ‘a rebel’. She’s fought for equality her entire life, she says. And she’s scared of no one
The murder of Fikile Ntshangase in KwaZulu-Natal was not an isolated incident. Around the globe, from Nigeria to Brazil, environmental activists are similarly being silenced, and it is our duty to continue this struggle
Allegations that Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe planned to assassinate his deputy, Patricia Goliath, are leading to further instability on the Cape bench
COMMENT: To achieve a fair society, acting in the spirit of the late George Bizos is crucial, not just within the formal legal system, but within every individual
We need to be free from gross inequalities and have a responsibility to change this through compassion, justice and sacrifice
Critiques of corruption must explicitly disrupt corporate globalism, imperialism, racism, authoritarianism, militarism, elitism
We don’t need a better work-life balance, we need a new way of working that doesn’t destroy our souls
The ruling on Kanya Cekeshe makes it clear that the law and justice don’t always coincide
In schools, the restorative approach removes the climate of fear that negatively affects teaching and learning
South Africa has been ranked 47th out of 126 countries in the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index
Like the Diakonia Centre, its founder lived for social justice and human rights
There are many issues that need to be addressed to make it easier for women to get legal redress
New York City’s jail has a long history of being a hotbed of inequality and abuse, which still lingers.
A police officer’s laxity led to a boy shooting his brother but the family still waits for compensation.
The Marikana inquiry shows how the state and capital collude to shaft society’s poorest.
Yet serious errors by the prosecutor and the magistrate meant the high court had no choice but to reduce his sentence of life in prison.
Poverty can only be tackled once vulnerable citizens know they can turn to the courts.