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Legal toolkit for student protesters in South Africa

On Tuesday the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (Seri) released a legal and practical guide to student protests. It is a user-friendly guide...

Ari Sitas: “June 1976 was a point of no return”

ARI SITAS, sociology professor at UCT, reflects on the events of June 1976 and what it meant to be a young person then. I was...

The SAPS is too caught up in its own contradictions to...

The lockdown protests in Cape Town offered us many laughs but it also showed that the police do know how to approach...

Why Abahlali baseMjondolo Won’t Contest In The Elections

South African general elections are nearing and one of the major social movements for human rights, Abahlali baseMjondolo say this year's vote will be...

Uber driver: ‘You can never know if you are going to...

There have been regular attacks on Uber drivers around malls, clubs and Gautrain stations since the company launched in South Africa in 2013. The...

Durban: The Government Is Attempting To Evict People Living With Disabilities

"All we want is to remain at the centre, work and get our money. Our families are hungry," visually impaired Evelyn Gumede told the...

Marikana Miners: We Still Want The R12,500 Our Brothers Died For...

On Wednesday, members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) and mineworkers gathered at the Marikana Koppie to commemorate the 34 miners...

‘The Enforcers’ Digs Deep Into Cape Town’s Criminal Underworld

Here is the Cape Town underworld laid bare, explored through the characters who control the “protection” industry – the bouncers and security...

Don’t be intimidated; security guards don’t have any special policing rights

Security guards in South Africa are known for abusing their power but what a few people know is that security do not hold any...

UFS withdraws private security, CPUT justifies it, and UCT heads to...

#FeesMustFall protests continued at the University of the Free State (UFS), University of Cape Town (UCT), and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). While...

The Total Shutdown: One Year On

One year ago on August 1, 2018, thousands of women and gender non-conforming people (GNC) took to the streets of South Africa...

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...

FMF Activist Calls For Fees Must Fall TRC, All Protest-Related Charges...

During the 2015 and 2016 Fees Must Fall (FMF) protests, many student activists were charged with public violence and destruction of property....

Heard at Zondo: Fees Must Fall was “infiltrated” by the State...

During the January 25 sitting of the State Capture Commission, Sydney Mufamadi, the chairperson of the high-level panel into the State Security...

Democratic Alliance says bang bang not jab jab

On June 22 2021 the Democratic Alliance (DA) hosted a virtual firearm summit. The DA has previously supported private gun ownership for...

Non-COVID Related Deaths Under Lockdown

Just around 700 people have died of the COVID-19 virus in South Africa. These deaths have not been the only casualties. With...

Protest nation: government needs to listen better

South Africa could be entering a new era of protest. This is according to Karen Heese of Municipal IQ, an online database that monitors...

Kamala Harris: Representation does not equal better policies

On Saturday evening, news sites in the United States of America (USA) announced that Joe Biden would be the next president of...

Why The Protests? Education Is Still Not Free

The cracks within the government's free education plan are showing. While the policy increased access to higher learning, it also introduced numerous administrative issues...

Nuclear, security, fees and the ties that bind

In 2017 South Africa has faced rising electricity costs, near drought conditions in the Western Cape, a corruption crisis with the state social grant...
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