Human Rights

African states urged to lobby International Criminal Court on Gaza

Southern African Litigation Centre says reports of war crimes must be probed


News | 16 October 2023

RICA bill misses the chance for real reform

As Concourt deadline approaches, there are still too many loopholes in the law that allow privacy rights to be infringed


Analysis | 20 September 2023

Victim of wrongful arrest gets R2.6-million from Minister of Police

Ntokozo Patrick Xulu spent 813 days behind bars


Law | 19 September 2023

Elderly Gugulethu women celebrated at end of Women’s Month

“Our own children don’t take care of us, they neglect us. These clubs help us feel accepted and loved” says pensioner.


Brief | 1 September 2023

Prisoners were tortured at Leeuwkop prison, court finds

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services is 100% liable to pay damages


Law | 31 August 2023

Uyinene Mrwetyana’s family want Post Office transformed into “a place of healing”

Hundreds marched to the Clareinch post office in Claremont to commemorate four years since her rape and murder


Brief | 28 August 2023

Painting, knitting and cooking: Mandela Day brings people together

Activities ranged from painting an animal clinic, knitting for charity and taking free health services to the doorsteps of elderly people

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News | 18 July 2023

Little action from government to help older people live healthier, happier lives

South Africa’s participation in the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing has not achieved much so far


Feature | 18 July 2023

Son buried by municipality without family’s knowledge

Family intends to exhume the body and sue the state


News | 15 June 2023

Foundation honouring Uyinene Mrwetyana kicks off with programme for boys

The foundation’s aim is to foster responsible and compassionate young men through sports as a strategy to combat gender-based violence and femicide.


Brief | 15 June 2023

Child protection services raise alarm on funding shortfalls

Funding for child protection programmes in the Western Cape has not kept pace with inflation


News | 31 May 2023

March in Khayelitsha to mark 10 years of Khumbulani Pride

“There are no other spaces like this” says Triangle Project’s Sharon Cox


Brief | 23 May 2023

Family demands justice after fruit vendor shot dead in hair salon

Witnesses say private security guards shot dead 37-year-old Zimbabwean Lloyd Bhebhe


News | 17 April 2023

You have until 8 May to comment on Cape Town’s new homeless plan

The City plans to open a new 300-bed Safe Space facility in Green Point


News | 11 April 2023

Ramaphosa asked to speak out on Uganda’s homophobic law

About 100 members of the LGBT community marched to Parliament


Brief | 31 March 2023