Protest Marches

Words have the power to effect change

We need to think about the way we speak and the effect that has on society and our country

New stats show that nine out of 11 protests a day are peaceful

Policy decisions such as public policing are based on misinterpreted data, skewing budget allocations.

‘Roche holds cancer patients to ransom’ – activists

Activists say if Roche does not drop the price of Herceptin, they will ask the health department to act.

Spy in the sky: Whose drone is it anyway?

Who was behind the drone filming a protest march: a private cameraman, an award-aiming film-maker, the media, or intelligence gathering machinery?

Malawians demand more from their government

A group of civil society organisations has delivered a 100-day ultimatum to the state calling for financial and electoral reforms.

Bravery spurs on Ermelo pride march

Lesbians have all too frequently been attacked, raped and murdered in small towns – including Ermelo.

Shots fired at Tshwane protesters

Security guards have allegedly shot one of the men protesting against the ill treatment of vendors at the hands of the Tshwane Metro police.

​Tiananmen Square protests and crackdown – 25 years on

As Beijing seeks to quell discussion of the 1989 event, three protesters and an expert on politics discuss how the massacre has shaped today's China.

Protesters react to ‘out of date’ institutions – report

Global institutions face losing their point if they continue to ignore people's issues, warns civil society alliance Civicus.

People’s protest is being criminalised

Because of a conflict of interest, municipalities are responsible for a rise in "unlawful" protests, writes Jane Duncan.

The politics of counting protests

Reports on municipal unrest miss the wider picture of peaceful protest in South Africa, writes Jane Duncan.

Live stream: WISER Public Positions discussion on protests and violence

Stream a lively discussion hosted at WISER to hear a panel talk about popular protests and policing.


Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

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