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Environmental justice protects people too

The growth of sectors such as agriculture and mining, which is good for the economy, often causes damage to the natural environment, which in turn hurts people

We must continue George Bizos’s quest for justice

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

South Africa must flatten the inequality curve

We cannot return to the pre-coronavirus crisis of unemployment, inequality and poverty. There is a moral incentive for the rich to give up some of their wealth and for the salaries of top earning civil servants, employees at state-owned entities and in the private sector to be cut

Safeguarding social justice in a time of social distance

People who are self-isolating — the middle and upper class, especially — must take care not to endanger other lives in the process. We must all be human to the humans around us

Use African languages to promote learning

The use of English in lectures can alienate and silence students because they feel inadequate

The NHI could provide a dose of social justice for South Africa

But to do so, it will have to provide genuine universal access to marginalised communities, including refugees and migrants

Mandela Day: The next step is social justice

It isn’t enough for privileged people to take action for just an hour and seven minutes on July 18

KPMG announces who will get its Gupta earnings

KPMG says it will be distributing the money it earned in fees from Gupta-related entities to civil society organisations

Social justice organisations are not squeaky clean, and we must do better

Following sexual assault allegations at EE, civil society donor Nicolette Naylor sees this is an opportunity to interrogate approaches to sexism

Memoirs of an activist: ‘The real heroes of the HIV struggle are still unknown’

In a new book, Mark Heywood reflects on love, justice and haunting lessons from the past.

Law clinic is fighting for justice in education

A walk-in centre in Khayelitsha is well placed to identify widespread issues and to tackle systemic problems

South Africa has a model Bill of Rights. But it doesn’t seem that way

As South Africa marks Human Rights Day, it's a good time to reflect on the problems it faces in making constitutional rights a reality

We should all be human rights activists

With personal freedoms under attack across Africa, ordinary citizens must defend our rights

Thuli Madonsela takes up social justice chair at Stellenbosch University

The former public protector will take up her position in 2018 after a sabbatical.

​Social justice starts at school

Rules should be drawn up by consensus and should address not only our racist legacy but all kinds of inequality.

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High court grants Dlamini-Zuma leave to appeal adverse ruling on tobacco ban

The court held that the ongoing state of disaster meant there was public interest in the legal test applied to measures taken to contain the pandemic

Concourt to hear Zondo commission’s application for contempt order against Zuma on March 25

The former president has one week to file answering papers in the application that also seeks a prison sentence imposed on him

Koko maintains he had no idea he was exchanging emails with a man likely to be Salim Essa

On his fourth appearance before the commission, the former Eskom CEO maintains he was tricked into sharing company information with a third party

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