Socioeconomic Rights

​JZ court antics dominate headlines while the destitute remain ignored

Cases about the rights of the vulnerable are overshadowed by his legal-political games.

Poor children ‘doomed’ in early grades

The gap between haves and have-nots is already set in stone for life in primary school, a study says.

New South African identity must emerge

Nuanced debates are needed to have meaningful conversations about South Africa, 20 years into our democracy.

Politicians and pastors preach a false gospel

Pastors and politicians will continue to feed off the desperation of the poor, until their material and spiritual needs are met, and oppression ends.

Know your rights, says new government programme

The justice department's Amarightza programme aims to educate the public and officials about the socioeconomic rights enshrined in the Bill of Rights.

Soapbox: Only ANC can drive socioeconomic transformation

The ANC is pushing to change the material conditions in which the majority of South Africans live

We need a new social contract to bridge divisions of labour and living

The Marikana case is a major indicator of the challenge facing South Africa in the area of socioeconomic rights.

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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

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