Accountability

Rana Ayyub On Fascism In India

Around 2010 journalist and writer Rana Ayyub went undercover in Gujarat, India. Posing as an American film student armed with eight cameras,...

DUT: Students Afraid To Go To Campus After Student Was Fatally...

Two weeks ago, 18-year-old first-year engineering student Sandile Ndlovu was fatally stabbed in a lecture hall at the Durban University of Technology...

Before Parliament, Ramaphosa Shows He Doesn’t Get It On GBV

OPINION “Women should not have to protect themselves from men. They should feel safe and secure with us...

Global Climate Strike: Where In SA You Can Take Action

An intergenerational global climate strike is happening. From September 20-27, thousands of people around the world will be taking to the streets...

ASEAN Should Show True Leadership On Rohingya This General Assembly

COMMENT Two years on, Asia is no closer to ending its worst refugee crisis in decades. Over 900,000 Rohingya are in Bangladesh alone, including 759,000...

In Pictures: The #SandtonShutdown Protest Against Gender-Based Violence And Femicide

On Friday, hundreds of people marched to Sandton, the business hub of the country, to protest gender-based violence and femicide, inspired by...

Woman As Citizen – (As Forgotten)

COMMENT In the wake of gender-based violence, a number of men in the Republic have taken to social media...

South Africa: Our Morally Unconscionable State the Needs Systemic Political Reform

COMMENT South Africa, unlike most countries that fail, has not fallen prey to any nefarious outside interference or simply...

Our Mothers’ Warnings Will Never Be Enough

COMMENT Twenty-first birthdays in South Africa, while legally non-significant, often still carry much pomp and ceremony surrounding the idea...

Would Suspending Freedoms Help To End Gender-Based Violence?

NEWS ANALYSIS  “Violence against women has become more than a national crisis. It is a crime against our...

African Countries Demand Accountability For South African Xenophobia

South Africa has been gripped by xenophobic violence in the past years. For the past ten years or so, there have been...

How The Government Is Ruining Its Own Plan To End Gender-Based...

NEWS ANALYSIS The rape and murder of 19-year-old Uyinene Mrwetyana has pushed into the spotlight the government’s failure...

How The Nation Is Mourning The Scourge Of Gender-based Violence In...

As the nation continues to mourn the status of women in South Africa, many have taken to the streets. Monday’s news that...

Five Facts: Femicide In South Africa

The murder of a university student in South Africa has led to national soulsearching and debate over violence against women. Africa Check...

Greed And Politics Have Set Fire To The Amazon Rainforest

EXPLAINER For days images of the burning Amazon Rainforest in Brazil swept social media. Amazon is the world’s...

“Excluding Rape From Common Purpose Would Be Irrational,” ConCourt Hears

UPDATE: During the December 11 handing down of judgement, the Constitutional Court ruled that the doctrine of common purpose applies...

Introducing South Africa’s ‘Integrity Icon’ Public Servants

South Africa has chosen it’s Integrity Icons: public servants who do what’s right even when no one is watching. Clinical audiologist from...

Shailja Patel On Her Exile: “The One Thing I Still Have...

Poet and political activist Shailja Patel announced on Tuesday she was going into self-imposed exile - leaving Kenya. Earlier this month Kenyan...

The Butchers Of Marikana Won

COMMENT What to make of the fact that the people who set the Marikana massacre in motion now sit...

Disconnect Between Business And State Contributed To Marikana Massacre

COMMENT The Marikana massacre, in which 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead by police on 16 August 2012, was a tragic and historic event in...
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