Protests for free, fair education shaped South Africa’s history and constitution. The protests persist despite the end of apartheid in 1994.
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Proportional representation hands power to party bosses which disempowers voters. It may be time for electoral reform in South Africa.
A top South African Minister says the crisis in Zimbabwe needs urgent action. Since the crisis started Zimbabwe has denied its existence.
Zimbabwe has become more unstable since Mnanagwa’s violent ascendancy. South Africa that sent envoys this week advocates an African solution to the crisis.
A deeply ironic new law now allows South Africa to strip refugees of asylum status if they engage in any political activity related to their home countries.
September 2, 2019, South Africa recorded another spate of xenophobic violence against foreign national in South Africa’s commercial capital, Johannesburg.
South African businesses in Nigeria are being targeted with violence in retaliation for xenophobic attacks carried against Africans working in South Africa.
President Ramaphosa condemned Xenophobic attacks and widespread looting and arson on foreign-owned businesses across Johannesburg and the capital Pretoria.
South Africa should take urgent measures to prevent attacks on foreign truck drivers in the recent spate of xenophobic violence, Human Rights Watch.
Perhaps it’s time to decriminalise South African sex work as anti-prostitution laws are compromising safety of women and efforts to end HIV in South Africa.