1 August 2012
This past Saturday, 28 July, saw the launch of the ‘My Vote Counts’ campaign. The event took place at the District Six Museum in Cape Town and was attended by more than 40 social activists, all of whom participated in their personal capacities. The occasion was marked by speeches from veteran activist Zackie Achmat, director of Cape Town-based social justice organisation Ndifuna Ukwazi, and well-known cartoonist Jonathan ‘Zapiro’ Shapiro.
10 May 2012
A Zimbabwean man became extremely ill after contracting meningitis at Lindela Repatriation Centre. His family has accused the Department of Home Affairs of infringing their rights by failing to inform them timeously.