Human Rights

Understanding the Namibian court ruling that decriminalised gay sex

The fact that a section of society believed that homosexuality was wrong did not mean that the violation of the rights of gay men was justified, the court said


Law | 10 July 2024

Youth come out for Durban Pride

But government partners stay under the radar


Brief | 1 July 2024

President urged to make sanitary pads free

I_Menstruate Movement launches “period poverty” exhibition in Franschhoek


Brief | 24 June 2024

“I had to beg for my child’s maintenance money”

The Department of Justice’s payment portal, MojoPay, has suspended electronic payments since May due to suspected fraud


News | 20 June 2024

Rainbow flags fill the streets of Nyanga and Gugulethu

In its 11th year, Khumbulani Pride renewed calls for justice for victims of hate crime


News | 20 May 2024

Gauteng’s shelter system is “broken” because of state incompetence

Several gender-based violence shelters in the province were forced to close because of uncertainty over their funding from the Department of Social Development


News | 3 May 2024

Immigration officer slammed by judges after Ethiopian asylum seeker attempts suicide

Tsegaye Esyas says he was duped into confessing that he was in South Africa illegally


Law | 24 April 2024

Elections 2024: South Africa is one of the few African countries where prisoners can vote

But the right of prisoners to vote has at times been resisted by the government and the Independent Electoral Commission


News | 24 April 2024

We want reparations before the elections, demand victims of apartheid crime

About 100 pensioners, supported by the Khulumani Support Group, picketed outside Parliament on Tuesday


Brief | 23 April 2024

Congolese march to Parliament to draw attention to war at home

A number of local organisations joined the protest


Brief | 18 March 2024

Why a farmer is riding from Zimbabwe to Windhoek on a horse

Ben Freeth will petition for the reinstatement of the SADC Tribunal


Law | 11 March 2024

Limpopo royal family feud could change customary law

Courts to rule on key issues linked to succession


Law | 22 February 2024

Deputy principal suspended after probe names him in suicide of 12-year-old Gauteng learner

Three other teachers named in report are still at the school


News | 13 February 2024

Much-loved pastor bows out from Central Methodist Church

“Jesus believed in justice, equality, truth, gentleness and mercy” says Alan Storey


News | 28 November 2023

“We are back”: Khulumani pensioners sleep outside Constitutional Court

They say they are owed apartheid reparations


News | 16 November 2023

Tshwane must stop violating Hammanskraal residents’ rights

Following the cholera outbreak in Hammanskraal, the City needs to comply with the Public Protector’s orders


Opinion | 3 November 2023