HUMAN RIGHTS

Activists threaten to take over unused land and farms

Call for state to form compact with civil society to drive land reform

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 28 September 2020

Global Climate Strike action planned for Friday

“Our lives matter more than profit” says climate activist

By Elna Schütz - 24 September 2020

Municipality fights editor’s victory

Makhado Municipality applies for leave to appeal against court ruling on access to tender details

By Tania Broughton - 23 September 2020

“We cannot risk our lives by drinking dirty water”

Ward councillor blames poor quality water in Port St Johns village on theft and vandalism

By Buziwe Nocuze - 23 September 2020

Limpopo grandmother walks 2km to beg for water

Molemole local municipality has promised to send a water tank to the village on Wednesday

By Bernard Chiguvare - 22 September 2020

Stop making patients wait outside, TAC tells clinics

Patient describes how they fear nurses

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 21 September 2020

Picketers demand jail time for looters of Covid-19 funds

Campaign highlights the devastating impact of corruption on lives

By Nokulunga Majola - 21 September 2020

“It’s so painful when you see old people drinking dirty, smelly water with animals”

27 communities “crippled by the lack of water access during the Covid-19 pandemic”

By Marecia Damons - 18 September 2020

Shack owner sent away after boy is electrocuted by izinyoka connection

Despatch residents send delegation to municipal offices to demand electricity

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 15 September 2020

No arrests after deaf boy mauled by dogs

Eleven-year-old Jeniel Jafta uses a wheelchair and his right arm was amputated

By Siphokazi Mnyobe - 14 September 2020

Spatial injustice remains at core of rising inequality

Activists believe a radical “new normal” is needed for land reform

By Kyla Hazell and Nkosikhona Swartbooi - 10 September 2020

IT crash blamed for leaving children hungry

Department of Justice says its working to resolve 129 outstanding payments

By Johnnie Isaac - 7 September 2020

Violence in prisons is increasing. The prisons watchdog needs more power to stop it

A Constitutional Court decision, awaited since March, will be crucial for the safety of inmates and wardens

By Edwin Cameron - 3 September 2020

Villagers have to carry their dead over a “dangerous” river

Children stay away from school when rains fill the river

By Nokulunga Majola - 1 September 2020

Moral panic over human trafficking is hurting children, says report

State is using anti-trafficking measures “to justify practices that violate” rights

By Tania Broughton - 27 August 2020

Government has used lockdown to decide who may protest

Uneven enforcement of restrictions on gatherings leaves protesters confused

By Stanley Malematja - 17 August 2020