Violence

Cape Town taxi route dispute remains unresolved

After two weeks of taxi violence in Cape Town, the situation has reportedly de-escalated. Daylin Mitchell, the provincial minister of transport, suspended...

Disputes over taxi routes escalates violence in Cape Town

Thousands of commuters have been left stranded due to taxi violence in Cape Town. The taxi violence has been described as a fight...

Global Support For Kashmir – One Year Since Lockdown

To mark one year since the Kashmir lockdown, several activists from around the world have shared messages of solidarity for the people...

Poem: The Night Visitor

Poem by PRYZ da poet He came in the middle of the night and whispered in the ears of...

In Photos: South Africa Joins Global Strike For Women

CIVICUS, Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA), Tosunga Baninga, Social Justice, and other members of civil society and activist communities gathered...

The Fight Against Gun Violence In Atlantis, My Community

COMMENT When I think of the word “home” I think of safety, but I come from Atlantis, on the...

Cape Town’s Bloody Gang Violence Is Inextricably Bound Up In Its...

COMMENT When the apartheid government decided to evict people it called Coloured from Cape Town’s inner city, it set off a...

Writing About The Cape Flats When You’re Not From There

COMMENT The history of blackness in the South African context is most aptly described as tumultuous and divided. Apartheid...

‘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...

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...

Are We Willing to Send Our Parents to Jail?

SPONSORED COMMENT The current trajectory of South Africa’s attempt to rebuild from the Zuma (plus the last 5 Mbeki)...

MUT Students Force Campus Shutdown

"I come from a family of 16 members and we all depend on my grandmother's pension. I'm frustrated because the same allowance I'm waiting...

DUT Shooting: EFF Threatens To Pay Private Hospitals A Visit

At the memorial service of the Durban University of Technology student who was shot and killed by private security last week during a protest,...

Nsfas, Accommodation Protests Spread To UJ

Students at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have joined the spurt of student protests that have flared up this week. Students, supported by their...

Harassment, Scuffles Break Out At Wits Hunger Strike

The situation at Wits University is tense on Tuesday morning. There have been clashes between students and private security in Solomon House where students...

Malema And Rape As A Metaphor

It is disturbing enough to hear someone use rape as a metaphor in casual conversation. It's even worse when the leader of a political...

Fees Must Fall’s Bonginkosi Khanyile Vows To Continue Fighting After Sentencing

On Monday, Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile has been sentenced to three years house arrest under correctional services supervision and ordered to pay...

Gwede Mantashe Invades Xolobeni

"It felt like it was the first or second world war. We asked ourselves what the need for so many police was," Nonhle Mbuthuma...

Zimbabwe: How A Fuel Price Hike Sparked A National Shutdown

For the past three days Zimbabweans have filled the streets of Harare and Bulawayo in protest of a sharp fuel increase, which is the...

Christmastime When Your Parents Abandoned You

Christmas time is for those who celebrate it to do so with their loved ones, but it is specially a time where children often...
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