Impunity

The Law Behind The Marievale Evictions: SANDF Was Never Deployed

With the residents of Marievale appearing in the Pretoria High Court on Wednesday, 9 May to have their housing rights protected, TIM FISH HODGSON...

Individualised Activism With No Structural Analysis Offers Only Half Solutions

At the first Oslo Freedom Forum held on African soil, activists from around the world shared stories of working to try and...

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...

#EECoverUp: Zackie Achmat Is Taking M&G To Press Ombudsman

Prominent activist Zackie Achmat said on Wednesday that he will be filing a complaint against the Mail & Guardian with the press ombudsman for...

We cannot stay silent when justice is whisked away on a...

In light of the controversy surrounding Grace Mugabe’s visit to South Africa, and speedy departure, Mohau Bosiu says that we as Africans must hold...

SANDF Attempt To Use Police To Evict Marievale Residents

On 9 May, the Pretoria High Court ruled that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) would need to vacate the former army base...

Peacekeeper as predator: when sexual abuse by UN forces runs rife

UN peacekeepers are notorious for sexually assaulting the vulnerable people they are meant to protect. But why isn’t the world raising a bigger stink...

“The Only Democratic Thing About The Congo Is In The Name”

President Joseph Kabila has overstayed his welcome in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Congolese have been protesting his brutal reign...

#Biko40 reminds us the police are still brutal

On 12 September, South Africans commemorate 40 years since the death of Bantu Stephen Biko, anti-apartheid activist and founder of the Black Consciousness Movement....

Life Esidimeni Families To Receive R1.2 Million In Compensation

Family members of the Life Esidimeni victims will receive R1.2 million in equitable financial compensation, the Arbitration led by former deputy chief justice Dikgang...

Xenophobia Permeates All Levels Of South African Politics

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema made news headlines a few weeks ago when he questioned whether former president Jacob Zuma's children Duduzane...

Victims of Sexual Violence in Sudan Deserve Justice

COMMENT Today, as we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we demand accountability...

Racist St John’s teacher resigns after pressure from education MEC

A geography teacher at St John’s College (SJC) in Johannesburg, Keith Arlow, resigned on Friday for making racist comments and “bringing the school into...

SANDF Must Provide Alternative Accommodation For Marievale Residents, Court Rules

The Pretoria High Court granted a victory to the embattled Marievale community, ruling on Wednesday morning that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF)...

“Conspiracy Of Silence” Happening Around The Rohingya Muslims

After last year's condemnation around the violence which was being committed against the Rohingya Muslims, the world seems to have gone silent...

An Open Letter to the Board of BDS-SA On The Muhammad...

COMMENT We as individuals, committed to: Justice for Palestine; An indivisible, intersectional approach...

Meron Estefanos: I See People Suffering And Its Just My Duty...

Meron Estefanos works tirelessly to aid and raise awareness about the plight of Eritrean refugees. The Swedish-based Eritrean human rights activist and journalist hosts...

Drawing the line between corporal punishment and abuse in parenting

UPDATE: The Constitutional Court upholds a judgment which says spanking your child is illegal. al.UPDATE: On 19 October 2017, a judge in the Johannesburg High...

#ApartheidBanks: Still Waiting For Justice

UPDATE: Authorities in Belgium and Luxembourg are refusing to investigate apartheid economic crimes, the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) said in...

As Long As The Powerful Can Detain Life With Impunity All...

International Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events that seek to raise awareness of Israel’s apartheid system over the Palestinian people...
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