HUMAN RIGHTS

Global Climate Strike action planned for Friday

“Our lives matter more than profit” says climate activist

By Elna Schütz - 24 September 2020

Municipality fights editor’s victory

Makhado Municipality applies for leave to appeal against court ruling on access to tender details

By Tania Broughton - 23 September 2020

“We cannot risk our lives by drinking dirty water”

Ward councillor blames poor quality water in Port St Johns village on theft and vandalism

By Buziwe Nocuze - 23 September 2020

Limpopo grandmother walks 2km to beg for water

Molemole local municipality has promised to send a water tank to the village on Wednesday

By Bernard Chiguvare - 22 September 2020

Stop making patients wait outside, TAC tells clinics

Patient describes how they fear nurses

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 21 September 2020

Picketers demand jail time for looters of Covid-19 funds

Campaign highlights the devastating impact of corruption on lives

By Nokulunga Majola - 21 September 2020

“It’s so painful when you see old people drinking dirty, smelly water with animals”

27 communities “crippled by the lack of water access during the Covid-19 pandemic”

By Marecia Damons - 18 September 2020

Shack owner sent away after boy is electrocuted by izinyoka connection

Despatch residents send delegation to municipal offices to demand electricity

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 15 September 2020

No arrests after deaf boy mauled by dogs

Eleven-year-old Jeniel Jafta uses a wheelchair and his right arm was amputated

By Siphokazi Mnyobe - 14 September 2020

Spatial injustice remains at core of rising inequality

Activists believe a radical “new normal” is needed for land reform

By Kyla Hazell and Nkosikhona Swartbooi - 10 September 2020

IT crash blamed for leaving children hungry

Department of Justice says its working to resolve 129 outstanding payments

By Johnnie Isaac - 7 September 2020

Violence in prisons is increasing. The prisons watchdog needs more power to stop it

A Constitutional Court decision, awaited since March, will be crucial for the safety of inmates and wardens

By Edwin Cameron - 3 September 2020

Villagers have to carry their dead over a “dangerous” river

Children stay away from school when rains fill the river

By Nokulunga Majola - 1 September 2020

Moral panic over human trafficking is hurting children, says report

State is using anti-trafficking measures “to justify practices that violate” rights

By Tania Broughton - 27 August 2020

Government has used lockdown to decide who may protest

Uneven enforcement of restrictions on gatherings leaves protesters confused

By Stanley Malematja - 17 August 2020

They were relocated for the Nandoni dam. 22 years later they have still not been compensated

Over ten years ago the Public Protector said what steps needed to be taken. But the Department of Water and Sanitation has failed to implement them

By Bernard Chiguvare - 13 August 2020