Human Dignity

The Role Of Families In Preventing Violence In Schools

On the 17th of September 2018, the minister of basic education, Angie Motshekga, called on law enforcement agencies to help quell the recent spate...

White Liberals Can’t Escape Scrutiny

The attention and political discourse that is emerging as a result of the recent racist outbursts like that of Adam Catzavelos, Vicki Momberg, Penny...

Bunny Chows And Guptas: The Heritage Of South African Indians

The bunny chow: a dish ingrained in the fabric of South African culture. So much so that its successor, the kota, has been credited...

Why Young South African Women Are So Vulnerable To HIV

South African girls and adolescent women are more susceptible to contracting HIV than their male counterparts. This is, in part, due to their biology...

The Steep Price Of Being Family To Abahlali’s Most Famous Activist

AS TOLD TO S'bu Zikode, the founding president of the radical shack dwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo has had to be in hiding numerous times after...

Apartheid Denialism And Freedom Of Speech

Why is apartheid denialism in South Africa not a crime? More to the point, why is apartheid denialism not even mentioned in the bill...

Uzalo’s New Storyline Tackles Albinism Myths And Killings

Mzansi's number one drama series Uzalo is set to bring to its viewers a new profound storyline that seeks to address the predicament of...

Understanding Human Trafficking in South Africa

Of late, social media has been awash with pictures, videos and warnings about human trafficking. But it isn't a new problem in South Africa....

#JoburgFire: NEHAWU Members Warned Officials 3 Years Ago Over Unsafe Building

Three firefighters lost their lives on Wednesday while battling a fire that broke out the Gauteng provincial human settlements and cooperative governance building. One...

After Women’s Month, Women And Children Are Still Dying

It is the end of Women's Month in South Africa, and for me it still feels like being a woman in South Africa is...

Toya Delazy: Why I Named And Shamed A Homophobic Bully

Pop star Toya Delazy has been hit with heavy criticism from some Zulu men on Twitter over the past few days, after she posted...

Why So Many African Adolescents Are Dying Of Aids And What...

Aids is the leading cause for adolescent death on the African continent. This is contained in the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the...

Case Against Total Shutdown GP Canned By Police Top Brass

UPDATE: In a media statement issued by the office of the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, on Monday afternoon, National Commissioner...

The Hardships Of Living As A Trans Woman In Durban

August is Women's Month in South Africa, with 9 August being a Women's Day. Meanwhile a total shutdown march was organised across all provinces...

In Pictures: The #TotalShutdown March In Pretoria

Spirits were heightened as womxn* gathered at the old Putco depot in Pretoria on Wednesday before the Total Shutdown march began. We were singing...

#TotalShutDown in Durban: “I Am Here To Send A Strong Message”

On Wednesday scores of women and gender non-conforming people marched in the streets of Durban to the City Hall over violence against women and...

ESCR: SA Must Fulfil Its Human Rights Obligations For All South...

On Saturday the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) co-hosted a solidarity meeting with Abahlali baseMjondolo in partnership with Socio-Economic Rights...

Bo-Kaap Interdicted For Protesting For Their Community

The Bo-Kaap community was interdicted by one of the developers who are seeking to gentrify the community. On July 4, the Blok Urban Living...

Women’s Prize Winner Kamila Shamsie On Writing And Her Book “Home...

Writer Kamila Shamsie humanised the political story of a British family caught up by Isis - and in so doing, won the Women's Prize...

Here’s How Plastic Is Destroying Our Ocean

On June 5th, World Environment Day was celebrated. It marks the day on which the United Nations (UN) uses to encourage awareness and action...
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