Sharpeville Massacre

The rule of law in times of crisis: Covid-19 and the state of disaster

Under a state of national disaster, some rights may be suspended. But it is critical to remember that the Constitution itself is not suspended

Human Rights Day: South Africa continues to neglect the legacy of Robert Sobukwe

The memory of the influential former leader of the Pan-Africanist Congress has been shunted to the margins in the country’s sham democracy

Human Rights Day reminds us of our progress and failures

The history of human rights in South Africa is complex, not least because the removal of oppression has not equated to substantive liberation

Sharpeville is much more than the site of a massacre

Tsepo Gumbi’s photographs bring a more complex view of a place that has been so singularly defined as to be unknowable

The Portfolio: Tsepo Gumbi

With the Sharpeville massacre in mind, Kwanele Sosibo takes a look at how Tsepo Gumbi’s collection of photographs are a necessary intervention

EFF tackles apartheid legislation

While the ANC in Parliament found itself defending the presence of FW de Klerk at the State of the Nation address last week, the government was also — in court this time — defending an apartheid-era law

Veronica Sobukwe’s guiding ethos

Robert Sobukwe's wife was an activist, and she looked after the children while he was incarcerated

Robben Island bones require a deeper dig

It has more than a 500-year history as a trading post, a leper colony and an island had also been used to house banished religious leaders.

South Africa needs to take a position on the plight of the Turks under Erdoğan

The country’s media and NGOs can also play a role in restoring human rights in Turkey

Splurge does little for Sharpeville

Residents are angry that commemorating the massacre has not resulted in a better life for them

Thank you eternally, Mme Sobukwe

In next week’s edition of Friday a tribute to yet another woman who should not have suffered will honour the life of Mme Sobukwe.

The way history is taught in South Africa is ahistorical ― and that’s a problem

History needs to focus on historical consciousness if students are to become capable of dealing with South Africa's social problems

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Western Cape Judge Mushtak Parker faces second misconduct complaint

The Cape Bar Council says his conduct is ‘unbecoming the holding of judicial office’

The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

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The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories