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Human Rights Day is a reminder that I may not carry a dompas but inde lendlela still

by: Athenkosi Guntu - 20 March 2017

Human Rights Day is a reminder that I may not carry a dompas but inde lendlela still

“You have the right to Equality”, “You have the Right to Human Dignity”, “You have the Right To Education”. These are a few rights in our Bill Of Rights that I found myself thinking about this Human Rights Day. I thought back to the long road we, as a country, took to get here. How back...

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Bucket toilets still a reality in parts of South Africa

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 20 March 2015

Bucket toilets still a reality in parts of South Africa

In January last year, six year old Micheal Komape lost his life when he fell into a pit toilet at Mahlodumela Primary School in Limpopo. Fast forward five months later and protesters in Diepkloof, Soweto were flashing their buttocks at passing motorists in protest of the bucket toilet system. And who can forget the infamy of...

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Justice denied: DRC residents in Joburg

by: Kabelo Seshibe - 27 January 2014

Justice denied: DRC residents in Joburg

Refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) took to the streets in Johannesburg last Thursday to voice their frustrations over being mistreated by the justice system. They complained about being sent back and forth by the courts and the Sheriff’s Office, while complaining about a financial scam allegedly committed by one of their own....

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING: I AM NOT FOR SALE

by: Abel Dantyi - 19 December 2013

HUMAN TRAFFICKING: I AM NOT FOR SALE

Imagine this scenario: A man claiming to be an agent comes to you and tells you that you have nice features, and you could be an international model. He then asks for your pictures so he send them to an editor of a magazine. Next thing you know, you have a “modelling gig” and you...

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