Accountability

What you need to know about extrajudicial killings in Kenya

When a Kenyan police officer shot and injured a young woman after a Wizkid concert on Saturday in Nairobi, it sparked anger among Kenyans....

Joburg’s nationalistic attitude rears its head in Fattis Mansions, Cape York...

The divergent realities of people evicted from Fattis Mansions last week, and the victims of the Cape York fire, have highlighted Johannesburg’s nationalistic attitudes...

We need to talk about the violence of anti-Blackness in the...

The bigoted responses to local comedian Joey Rasdien's controversial comment at the Ilm Arts Festival are a stark reminder of the racism and prejudice within...

Ahmed Timol inquest reveals torture and murder cover-ups by apartheid police

The second sitting of the inquest into apartheid activist Ahmed Timol’s death began at the Pretoria high court on Monday. Witnesses have begun testifying...

50 000 litres of sewage flow into SA’s rivers every second

South Africa’s municipal sewage system has largely collapsed. Of the 824 treatment plants, maybe only 60 release clean water. Raw or partially treated sewage flows...

Kenyan authorities are cracking down on social media ahead of elections

Ahead of the general election on August 8, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) announced on Monday that it would hold the administrators of...

CCMA rules in favour of drivers in Uber case

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) ruled last week that Uber drivers are employees of Uber SA in terms of the Labour...

Big business urged to step up and fill the gap between...

The Congress of South African Students (COSAS) has demanded (among other things) that the private sector be held accountable for the education of South...

EFF leadership, please bring your patriarchs to order

Some of the responses to the *womxn of the Wits Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC) calling out a male member for rape show...

Looting, alleged rape, and political interference: what’s happening at Unizulu?

Fresh scandal has emerged at the University of Zululand (Unizulu), including allegations of financial mismanagement and claims that university staff raped a student. Unizulu was...

People are dying in Joburg building fires and no one seems...

Officials appear to have washed their hands of hijacked buildings in the Joburg CBD, leaving poor and vulnerable residents to live in dire conditions...

Mashaba points finger at civil society: #JhbFire ‘was bound to happen’

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has once again shown anti-poor sentiment, this time in the wake of the devastating fire at the Cape York building in...

UCT SRC suspends two members over sexual offence allegations

On Wednesday the University of Cape Town (UCT) Student Representative Council (SRC) informed the UCT community that it had suspended two of its members...

All your musical faves are trash

Issues of gender-based violence and women’s safety in public spaces are always a national concern, and it seems some of our musical legends are...

Grow up Fikile Mbalula, you are the Minister of Police FFS

On 30 June, a group from the Black First Land First (BLF) movement decided to mob journalist Peter Bruce, picketing outside his home in...

Attacks on citizen rights in SA: Five trends and countrywide threats

From the large city centres to the rural townships, South Africans are witnessing a nationwide crackdown on their civic rights. Citizens’ ability to speak...

March on Durban City Hall: ‘As shack dwellers we deserve some...

Thousands of people marched to the Durban City Hall on Monday against alleged violent evictions of shack dwellers in different informal settlements around Durban....

Zara’s no-trolley policy discriminates against child with special needs

International fashion brand Zara’s no-trolley policy came under fire this week when employees at their Cresta Shopping Mall branch refused to make an exception...

What does the reopening of Ahmed Timol’s inquest mean?

An inquest into South African Communist Party member and anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol's death is set to reopen on Monday, 45 years after his...

Committee meeting on student protest policing finds inadequately trained private security...

Greater cooperation between police and universities is needed during student protests; police and universities also need to reexamine the role of private security in...
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