South Africa has 12 public holidays in 2020 - here's what they are and where they came from

2020-01-04 07:03

In terms of holidays this puts South Africa slightly above the world average of 11 days

Human Rights Day vs Sharpeville Day? This day should be about black people who died fighting for freedom - Malema

2019-03-21 18:47

EFF leader Julius Malema says Human Rights Day should be referred to as Sharpeville Day because the day bares specific significance to black people who lost their lives fighting for freedom and basic rights.

How to build a human rights culture and fight populism

2019-03-21 07:00

To overcome populism, it is important to develop a spirit and ethic of tolerance and embrace, writes Nico Koopman.

The pain of SA's Human Rights Day

2019-03-19 05:00

South Africa's celebrated political settlement is not yet systemically supported by serious efforts to secure an emotional settlement of the pain from our ugly past, write Mamphela Ramphele and George Lindeque.

Wise words from some of Mzansi's heroes and heroines

2018-03-21 12:50

We've put together our favourite inspirational quotes from some of South Africa’s most courageous people.

The children of KwaLanga are not dead: Do human rights apply to all equally?

2018-03-15 10:12

To continue celebrating Human Rights Day means we ought to ask whether or not people who were dehumanised for hundreds of years are now being protected by human rights, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Human rights start in the small spaces

2017-03-21 09:41

The more time lapses from the dawn of democracy in our beloved country the more important it has become to guard it jealously with the bittersweet reminder that our freedom was not free, writes Duduetsang Mokoela.

1000s in Sharpeville for Human Rights Day

2014-03-21 14:18

Thousands of ANC supporters have gathered at the George Thabe Cricket Pitch in Sharpeville, Vereeniging.


Maimane: 59 years on and the people of Sharpeville are still desperately waiting for their freedom

2019-03-21 20:00

The community of Sharpeville is still home to many unemployed and poor despite Human Rights Day centering around events in the area, says DA leader Mmusi Maimane.

The next government's biggest job? Education

2019-03-21 09:00

It is clear that resources need to be not just increased but also allocated where they are needed most to ensure that all children can receive a decent education, write Shenilla Mohamed and Iain Byrne.

Resisting the looters who stole our human rights

2019-03-21 07:00

With the Zondo commission underway, more than 20 civil society organisations have come together to establish a "civil society working group on state capture".

The price of privilege is obliviousness

2018-03-25 06:22

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and so it was with businesswoman Magda Wierzycka this week, writes Nicki Gules.

WATCH: The truth about South Africans' rights and food

2018-03-21 08:27

Did you know that more than 11 million people in our country go hungry?

City celebrates SA’s equal rights

2017-03-22 12:54

Hundreds of local residents attended a Human Rights Day celebration in Woodlands on Tuesday.

Media should be celebrated on #HumanRightsDay

2017-03-21 07:02

As we mark Human Rights Day, it is a time, especially now, to honour fearless and independent journalists, says Terry Bell.

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