Shoprite manager suspended after foul-mouthed altercation goes viral

2019-01-17 22:38

A Gauteng Shoprite manager has been suspended, pending an investigation, after a heated altercation he had with an external service provider was caught on camera and ended up on social media.

SA vote in support of UN resolution on human rights in Myanmar part of 'new approach' – Sisulu

2018-12-25 09:03

Myanmar has been at the centre of violence targeting Rohingya Muslims, the harsh treatment of ethnic minorities, an about-face on press freedom and crackdowns on civic groups.

UN condemns North Korean human rights violations

2018-12-18 09:00

The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution condemning the 'systematic, widespread and gross' human rights violations in North Korea.

EU parliament urges Egypt to lift human rights constraints

2018-12-14 10:11

The EU's lawmaking body has condemned Egyptian authorities for human rights abuses and is urging them to lift restrictions on free speech and assembly, halt mass trials and stop sentencing minors to death, and release political prisoners.

SAHRC to investigate Andile Mngxitama's alleged hate speech

2018-12-12 14:03

The SA Human Rights Commission has received multiple complaints through its social media and traditional platforms about comments made by BLF leader Andile Mngxitama.

Human rights 70 years on: Important victories as well as major misses

2018-12-10 11:47

Numerous human rights principles adopted during the last 70 years might not have the effects we would like to see. But they have not been in vain, writes Henning Melber.

The Saudi women detained for demanding basic human rights

2018-11-30 06:34

Saudi Arabia continues to hold more than a dozen women rights activists in jail, months after a crackdown on dissent intensified in May.

Timol murder case: Trial of former apartheid cop postponed to next year

2018-10-22 16:08

The murder trial of a former apartheid policeman accused of killing Ahmed Timol will go ahead in January 2019.

The state of our prisons: Overcrowding, suicides and shortage of care for mental illness

2018-10-15 07:12

Overcrowding remains a serious problem in South African prisons and the situation of mentally-ill inmates has become urgent in light of recent deaths.

Polish police use tear gas to protect gay march

2018-10-13 22:17

Polish police have used tear gas and a water cannon against right-wing extremists who were trying to block the first-ever equality parade in the city of Lublin in eastern Poland.


WATCH: 'Very very happy' runaway Saudi teen settles in Canada after being granted asylum

2019-01-13 13:47

A 'very, very happy' young Saudi woman who caused a sensation by defying her family and seeking asylum abroad has been welcomed with open arms in Toronto at the end of a dramatic but exhausting international odyssey.

'South Africans must just respect each other'- rights commissioner's wish for 2019

2018-12-21 08:27

Western Cape SA Human Rights Commissioner Chris Nissen's greatest wish for South Africa for 2019 is that everyone enjoys respect and human dignity.

SANDF sends more engineers to sort out Vaal River contamination

2018-12-14 19:16

The number of South African National Defence Force specialised engineers deployed to find solutions to the contamination of the Vaal River, has been increased to just over 300 – up from 200 initially.

Zuma's decision on SADC Tribunal unconstitutional, unlawful and irrational - ConCourt

2018-12-12 17:17

The South Africa Litigation Centre has welcomed a Constitutional Court judgment confirming a High Court ruling that former president Jacob Zuma's decision to suspend the operations of the SADC Tribunal was unconstitutional, unlawful and irrational.

SA's Constitution embodies the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

2018-12-10 20:00

As we commemorate Human Rights Day, our pledge and commitment should be premised on the pursuit to make rights practically realisable for all peoples, writes Ndivhuwo Mabaya.

UN, doctors hammer Australia over harsh treatment in refugee camps

2018-12-03 17:19

Australia's under-pressure government has received a double blow from the United Nations and a leading doctors' group over harsh treatment of refugees on offshore island camps.

The Lost Boys of Bird Island: Police breathe new life into 'cold case of over 30 years' as they probe apartheid's alleged paedophiles

2018-10-30 20:17

An alleged paedophile ring dating back more than 30 years and allegedly involving senior members of the National Party government is under police investigation, Tafelberg Publishers has revealed.

Human rights lawyer charged for pointing his finger at policeman

2018-10-16 10:13

Human rights lawyer Richard Spoor has been charged with assault for pointing his finger at a police officer.

Australia to stop schools expelling gay students

2018-10-14 19:38

Australia's government will ban schools from expelling students over their sexuality, after a public outcry over the issue that threatened to sway the result of a crucial by-election.

DRC hails Mukwege Nobel win but says he's 'not infallible'

2018-10-05 16:13

DRC has congratulated crusading Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege for his "very important work" in healing rape victims but underscored that it was often at odds with him.

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