Slavery

A requiem for the world’s dead

Gregory Maqoma revives a Zakes Mda character, mixing Ravel’s Boléro  with isicathamiya to mourn, to hope, and to celebrate life

Author of research linking slavery and intelligence resigns

The research concluded that fewer slaves were taken from African countries with a higher average IQ

Cambridge University investigates its links to slavery

The two-year project will seek 'appropriate ways to publicly acknowledge past links to slavery and to address its impact'

How CNN reported on ‘child slaves’ who were not really enslaved

Despite what a recent CNN documentary claims, there is no pervasive child slavery problem in Ghana's Lake Volta region

Fact check: How many people are enslaved in the world today?

Estimates of modern slavery vary widely, whether they try to pin down numbers in the US, across the globe or just in certain industries

Mauritania’s slavery problem

Next month’s African Union summit will be hosted by one of the world’s worst perpetrators, but slavery is off the agenda

This is what life is like in the world’s last country to ban slavery

Photojournalist, Seif Kousmate, photographed and interviewed current and former slaves in Mauritania and got imprisoned by police in the process.

Eritrea’s new normal: The tragedy and the struggle for change

Eritreans have become desensitised; the slavery in Libya is “the new normal”

Nigerians relive Libyan nightmare

Sent home after failing to reach Europe, migrants tell of the horrors they endured
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Slavery in Libya

We look at how African men are being auctioned and being sold off to smugglers for as little as $400 as part of Libya's slave trade

Slavery dominates discussion at AU-EU Summit

​Modern-day slave markets in Libya were on the lips of African and European leaders at the opening of the summit in Abidjan

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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

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