Egypt’s second revolution

As massive protests swept across Egypt on Sunday, many outside of Egypt were surprised to see the sheer volumes of people that were unhappy with President Mohamed Morsi and his government, so soon after the revolution.

Mary Fawzy - 3 July 2013

Go beyond lawyers for new judges

Should only lawyers be made judges? Greg Solik says no. He argues that for the judiciary to transform we need to go beyond the legal profession.

Greg Solik - 3 July 2013

Dancing and tears greet book treaty for blind

On 22 June a treaty for the blind was heading for disaster as negotiators stalled and refused to budge on hardline positions. Three days later a negotiator stepped out of a boardroom in the Atlas Medina hotel in Marrakesh and announced to a crowd of tense and exhausted observers, "We have a text!" The tears and dancing that followed is hardly what you’d associate with the making of international law.

Marcus Low - 3 July 2013

Homicidal kid gangsters of Nyanga East

Nyanga has one of the highest murder rates in the country. We interviewed several teenage gangsters who brag about their kills.

Pharie Sefali - 3 July 2013

“I need an electric wheelchair”

“I’m Selina Lehloo from Khuma. I’m using a wheelchair. I was born like this. I’m 25-years-old. I failed matric in 2011, but I didn’t give up”.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 2 July 2013

Cameron to African leaders: End stigma against gays

This is an edited transcript of a speech by Judge Edwin Cameron on 28 June at the UNAIDS/LANCET Commissioners Dinner in Malawi. Cameron criticised stigmatising laws that hamper the response to HIV.

Edwin Cameron - 2 July 2013

Microchip road to real democracy

The advice of the Italian revolutionary, Antonio Gramsci constantly comes to mind these days: exercise pessimism of the intellect, but optimism of the will. I must admit that it has become a great deal easier over recent months to exercise pessimism of the intellect — and increasingly difficult to exercise optimism of the will to do something about changing things, domestically or globally.

Terry Bell - 2 July 2013

Building coalitions against US human rights abuses is hard

On Sunday I helped organise and participated in a small protest against human rights abuses and inadequate action on climate change by the Obama administration during his visit to the University of Cape Town.

Eduard Grebe - 2 July 2013

The decline of antibiotics

Antibiotics have been miracle drugs, successfully wiping out infections and saving millions of lives. Today, they're increasingly ineffective and we're facing a future where they might not work at all.

Kerry Gordon - 2 July 2013

President Obama, we’re not in Kansas anymore

I have examined myself and cannot find an anti-American bone. I don’t feel conflicted at the fact that I prefer hamburgers to kneidlach soup or cholent or pap.

Doron Isaacs - 1 July 2013

Siyayinqoba Beat It! VIII - Ep. 13 - PMTCT-FDC

- 27 June 2013

Equal Education march in Pretoria

- 27 June 2013

Sanitation in the streets

Under a hail of criticism, the City is making attempts at sanitation improvements in the informal settlements. On June 25, 300 people took to the streets in a protest demanding faster action. This photo story looks at sanitation in Makhaza, Khayelitsha.

Amelia Earnest - 26 June 2013

New efforts for a united rural movement

Last Saturday, after three days of discussion, 300 members of multiple social movements marched in Cape Town and delivered a letter to the South African Government about land reform and land tenure.

Camila Osorio - 26 June 2013

Mzoli’s: the “Pride” of Gugulethu

Mzoli’s Place, also known simply as Mzoli’s, is a butchery-come-restaurant. Situated in the heart of Gugulethu, a Cape Town township whose name means "Our Pride", Mzoli’s is one of the most popular hangouts in the Mother City.

Thandile Majivolo - 26 June 2013

Gugulethu Primary School invigorates classroom learning

The word Lwazi means knowledge, and it seems that Lwazi Public Primary School in Gugulethu is appropriately named.

Tebello Mzamo - 26 June 2013