United Nations Human Rights Council

South Sudan’s guns silent – for now

They’ll roar again unless there’s justice for atrocities and the armed forces are reformed

UN sounds alarm over climate change’s impact on human rights

The UN rights chief also highlighted the impact climate change is having on insecurity around the world

Sports court set to deliver Semenya judgment

Whatever the outcome of the athlete’s appeal, it is an important day in sporting history

Parents of slain journalist demand justice from South Sudan

The autopsy report implies that freelancer Chris Allen’s death was no accident - but the government has no intention to investigate

Burundi to shut UN rights office: sources

In September, Burundi threatened to quit the rights council altogether after another report pointed to crimes against humanity in the country

Yemenis’ blood is on SA’s hands

Despite the evidence of Denel’s missiles being used, the country is still fawning over its Saudi benefactors

France ban on face veil ‘violates’ women’s rights — UN panel

The UN Human Rights Committee calls on France to review its 2010 law banning women from covering their faces in public

US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

Ambassador Nikki Haley’s announcement comes a month after the UNHRC voted to probe the killing of Palestinians in Gaza by Israeli security forces

Hurricane Maria: Death toll 70 times more than estimated

A new study has showed that the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico in 2017 was far deadlier than previously estimated

Rwanda, Uganda deny Israel deal to host African migrants

Israel approved a plan to force asylum seekers to choose between indefinite detention in an Israeli prison, or deportation to a third African country

​Rights group fights for coloured people at UN session

Camissa has taken its discrimination argument to the UN Human Rights Council.

AU-backed tribunal jails Chadian dictator Hissène Habré

The trial and judgment on the continent has been hailed by the United Nations, Human Rights Watch and other countries and organisations.

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Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders