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#WorldCancerDay: Getting treatment in Limpopo is like waiting for death

Cervical cancer claimed Nkhanyeleni Vele’s life this past weekend, but with a higher number of cancer specialists on duty, her death could have been avoided

Police torture continues

Allegations of torture highlights the importance of the new national preventive mechanism and the need for independent custody monitoring

Refugees allegedly assault religious leaders, human rights officials in Cape Town

Religious leaders are helping to mediate an impasse between asylum seekers, the United Nations, and Home Affairs

Xolobeni mining ruling compromises the state

‘Community consent’ is now required for mining but in practice this further benefits elite interests

Banks bungle sale of houses

Banks aren’t following procedure in selling the primary dwellings of people whose properties are in foreclosure. But changes to the rules brings hope

‘We are paying for this dirty water’

Hammanskraal citizens are being forced to buy their own as well as pay their municipal bills.

‘We are paying for this dirty water’

Despite the SA Human Rights Commission declaring the water in Hammanskraal unfit for consumption, citizens are being forced to buy their own

Alex is a ‘disaster-in-waiting’ – Gauteng settlements MEC

Dikgang Uhuru Moiloa said lawlessness and disorder is a result of different stakeholders in the community not agreeing on how Alex should be developed

‘The development of Alex has been arrested’ inquiry hears

During the protests, residents shed light on the failed Alexandra Renewal Project, which had an alleged allocated budget of R1.6-billion

How to make our society kinder

Schools provide a unique opportunity to teach citizens the basics of co-operation and ethics

All our rights should be for all our people

Combating corruption, implementing court orders and holding the state accountable are critical for ensuring human rights for all

Racism tops SA human rights violations

According to a newly released South African Human Rights Commission report, racist attitudes remain largely unchanged

News media needs to save face

Its credibility is at stake and an open, all-encompassing approach needs to be taken

Death ends Sara Tsebe’s mine battle

She feared being moved away from the land she loved and the only home she had ever known

Rights commission, anti-queer Christian author enter into settlement agreement

Author Gretha Wiid has apologised for passages in her anti-LGBTQ books aimed at teens

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Secret meetings with Zuma could sink Mkhwebane

An alleged string of lies about Mkhwebane’s meeting with the former president in her contentious R3.2-billion Absa report has the public protector in a legal wrangle

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