social justice

 
Public interest law and the struggle for social justice
Public interest law and the struggle for social justice
‘The people shall govern!” declares the first clause of the Freedom Charter, adopted on June 25 and 26 1955 by the Congress of the People in...
Social justice organisations are not squeaky clean, and we must do better
Social justice organisations are not squeaky clean, and we must do better
As the local director of a funding organisation, a human rights attorney, and as a South African woman, I am glad this country is now having a...
Memoirs of an activist: ‘The real heroes of the HIV struggle are still unknown’
Memoirs of an activist: ‘The real heroes of the HIV struggle are still unknown’
The executive director of public-interest law organisation Section27, Mark Heywood, was a founding member of the Treatment Action Campaign and...
Law clinic is fighting for justice in education
Law clinic is fighting for justice in education
Thousands of families struggle to get justice and gain recourse to their constitutional rights.
We should all be human rights activists
We should all be human rights activists
COMMENTWhether it is university students calling for accessible, quality education in South Africa under the #FeesMustFall banner, young...
Thuli Madonsela takes up social justice chair at Stellenbosch University
Thuli Madonsela takes up social justice chair at Stellenbosch University
Former public protector Thuli Madonsela has accepted an offer to take up a chair in social justice at the University of Stellenbosch.
​Social justice starts at school
​Social justice starts at school
COMMENTPretoria High School for Girls made headlines after it emerged that black pupils were being ordered to straighten their hair chemically. Some people have responded by suggesting that pupils must abide by the school rules, which call for neatly kept hair. Do they have a...
Liberation theologian practises what he preaches
Liberation theologian practises what he preaches
‘Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the...

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