Accountability

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...

Court ruling a victory but justice is still elusive for survivors...

Eight women and men took on the law so a businessman accused of sexually abusing them decades ago could be brought to book. He...

Do our churches and pastors need ethical oversight?

First it was eating grass and drinking petrol, then spraying congregants with Doom insecticide. Now, in an effort to clamp down on unethical religious...

No policy in sight to help people with albinism in SA

People with albinism continue to face stigma, health challenges and the threat of violence, and there is still no solid policy to address their...

Pietermaritzburg Girls High: codes of conduct won’t fix entrenched racism

Monday’s social media storm around racism at Pietermaritzburg Girls High School, where a white pupil allegedly used the k-word to describe black pupils, is...

Is better regulation the way to make taxis safer for women?

Reports of several women being attacked and raped on taxis this year have revived conversations about the need to make the industry safer. These...

Sorry, Jeff Radebe, your apology is not enough

South African leaders have been getting away with their abuse of women for years. This time, it’s the turn of Minister in the Presidency,...

Durbanites say Zuma is no longer ‘The People’s President’

On Sunday, President Jacob Zuma addressed people in a local church in Durban, where he said he will not step down unless the ANC...

Joburgers on the #SecretBallot: “These are issues that affect us, but...

As the Constitutional Court heard the United Democratic Movement’s arguments for a secret ballot in the vote of no confidence against Jacob Zuma on...

#VoteofNoConfidence: Secret ballots and ConCourt hearing explained



Since President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle, opposition parties have been pushing for his removal by court action, impeachment and votes of no confidence. Seven...

South Africa begins investigation into peacekeeper sex abuse in Congo

A team of investigators have arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to investigate allegations made against two South African soldiers in the...

The nuclear deal is dead (at least for now)

On Wednesday, the Cape Town high court handed down a judgment in Earthlife’s challenge to the nuclear deal. The court invalidated South Africa’s nuclear...

The mental health system in South Africa is not well, say...

On Tuesday, the University of Pretoria (UP), hosted a colloquium on the state of mental health in South Africa and the issues raised by...

Why are we shocked by what we already know about Helen...

The late great African-American poet, Maya Angelou, said: “When someone shows you who they are the first time, believe them.” Has South Africa simply...

Open letter to Pravin Gordhan urges him to take responsibility in...

In an open letter to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, head of department of anthropology at Wits, Dr Kelly Gillespie, expressed her disappointment that Gordhan...

Why Navi Pillay can help us solve our xenophobia problems

Lawyer Navi Pillay is set to head up a provincial commission set up by the KZN premier Senzo Mchunu to investigate the recent spate...

Gift of the Givers treats chlorine-gas victims in Idlib mercy hospital

A hospital built by South African aid agency Gift of the Givers (GotG) in Idlib Province, Syria, has been "inundated with casualties", including people...

Seven reasons why Sunday Tribune’s South Africa-Islamic State link is irresponsible...

On Sunday, Independent Newspapers’ Sunday Tribune published a piece titled "Islamic State's SA link". The article claims the Islamic State group, operating in Syria...
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