HUMAN RIGHTS

“Walk of Resistance” against Amazon site

A petition signed by 50,000 people opposing the R4.5bn mega-development has been handed over to Mayor Dan Plato

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17 June 2021

Dispute over quality of prison food

Correctional services say claims by Prisoners at Leeuwkop Maximum Prison are “nowhere near reality”

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11 June 2021

It’s apartheid, say Israeli ambassadors to South Africa

“It is clearer than ever that the occupation is not temporary, and there is not the political will in the Israeli government to bring about its end.”

Ilan Baruch and Alon Liel

8 June 2021

Failure to fix pit latrines in Limpopo schools “outrageous”

Equal Education says there were 472 schools with pit latrines in 2019, and that grew to 515 in 2020

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4 June 2021

Parliament rebukes SAPS for poor discipline as watchdog probes 794 killings by police

But Parliament has failed to enforce its recommendations in the past

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25 May 2021

Solidarity protest for dock workers who stalled Israeli ship

Action against the vessel was part of a global call for workers and trade unions to refuse to unload Israeli ships

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22 May 2021

Why should South Africans care about Israel’s apartheid?

“We recognise apartheid when we see it” say South African Jews

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21 May 2021

Dozens march in Gugulethu demanding justice for woman murdered by her boyfriend

The accused is set to appear in the Athlone Magistrates Court on Friday

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13 May 2021

Call for Israeli embassy in Pretoria to be closed

Large Palestinian solidarity march held in Cape Town

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12 May 2021

How SAPS protects the killers within its ranks

Every year, police in South Africa kill hundreds of people and are accused of brutalising thousands more.

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11 May 2021

Hundreds protest against Israeli airstrikes

Protesters demand South Africa boycott, divest and impose sanctions on Israel

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11 May 2021

Noseweek editor loses defamation case

Judge orders Martin Welz to pay R330,000 in damages plus legal costs to lawyer Leonard Katz

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29 April 2021

Protesters call for CCMA budget cuts to be reversed

Workers coming to the CCMA for help are often told to lodge complaints online

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21 April 2021

Queer community demands justice for gay man murdered in the Eastern Cape

The group marched to Parliament on Friday calling for the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill to be fast tracked

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17 April 2021

Activists sceptical about Home Affairs’ ability to move refugee process online

Department extends validity of asylum and refugee permits until 30 June

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14 April 2021