Human Dignity

“I can’t do anything to protect myself”: Homeless women on dangers...

Homeless women and women who live in shelters are among society’s most vulnerable. They have no walls to protect them from violence, fists, or...

Learning on an empty stomach: food insecurity hits students hard

For 21-year-old Tebogo Mabye, finding inexpensive, healthy food has always been a problem. Raised in Hillbrow by a single mother as one of four...

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...

What exactly is ‘spatial apartheid’ and why is it still relevant?

For the past few months, the Reclaim the City campaign has been drawing attention to economic segregation and gentrification in the City of Cape...

Will Nandos ever peck on white-owned land?

We have all seen the latest Nandos ad. And while many have appreciated the characteristic wit and play on words from Nandos, NOMALANGA MKHIZE is...

More rainfall doesn’t mean the drought is done with us

South Africa’s drought crisis is only getting worse, despite increased rainfall over the past month. Though rainfall provides relief during a drought, it doesn’t...

South Africa’s typhoid alert: should we be scared?

Since December last year, residents of one of Zimbabwe's oldest townships have been living on ground zero of the country's latest typhoid outbreak. So...

It is remembering, not looking away, that will help America deal...

Ruth Hopkins reflects on her recent visit to the United States of America, where processes of truth telling reminded her of its history of...

#StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh is just one example of the frustration of black learners...

Where the blue of heaven is deepest. Every person who attended Pretoria High School for Girls knows the opening to the school song. But...

Being a female car guard on North Beach: “It has been...

NOKUTHULA MNGADI, a 56-year-old from Clermont, Durban has worked as a car guard for the past 19 years at the Durban North Beach. She...

Four years on, we #RememberMarikana

Four years later and there is still no justice for the fallen miners of Marikana. As we remember, tributes have flooded in...

8.9 million South Africans must beg, borrow and steal the dream...

There are more people in South Africa who want to work but can’t find work than there are people and dogs in all of...

Bleed the beloved country: #WorthBleedingFor campaign seeks to make pads more...

The #WorthBleedingFor campaign, started by Amnesty International WITS, brings to light the struggle of menstruating South African women. They are circulating a petition calling for...

Human rights? What human rights? Rich people have more rights than...

On Monday, South Africa will be commemorating Human Rights Day under the theme of Anti-Racism. This annual public holiday is to remind South Africans...

30 things you need to know about the Palestine-Israel conflict

There is no shortage of debate around the semantics of the Palestine-Israel conflict. SELIN KARA, a British-born human rights activist, put together...

“In those few hours, we felt like we could breathe”

With #ForBlackGirlsOnly Johannesburg just around the corner, racist and sexist assaults on the necessity of a safe space for black women abound. KABURA NGANGA...

India’s Daughter: why race still matters in feminism

Feminism, the “other F-word”, is making a comeback in mainstream media. Over the last year many (female) celebrities were bombarded with the question “Are you feminist?”...

#sexistSA: I am not obliged to be attracted to you

AAISHA DADI PATEL asked students at Wits University to share their experiences of everyday harassment and sexism. This is what she found.     Have you experienced...
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