May 15, 2023

African Migrant Workers should access social protection: Here is why

By: Maria Goyayi Social protection is defined as the set of policies and programmes that targets at improving people’s livelihood through enhancing their capacity to manage […]
May 15, 2023

‘Saving’ democracy by shrinking it?

By: Steven Friedman THIS country’s politicians and pundits support democracy – unless they find it inconvenient. We have been reminded of this by some of the […]
May 15, 2023

African Union Celebrates 20 Years since Inception: Successes, Challenges and Lessons Learned

By Nneka Akwu The African Union (AU) is an international organization that was officially established in Durban, South Africa, on July 9, 2002, as a replacement […]
May 10, 2023

Workers’ rights in times of political uncertainty: whose voice matters?

By: Dr. Adebimpe Ofusori All workers have equal rights, regardless of their status, nationality, or political beliefs. Section 23 of the South African Constitution guarantees that […]
May 8, 2023

Fostering Fair Labour migration governance in South Africa: policy implications

By: Stanley Ehiane, The complexity and diversity of the migration narrative have recently escalated in both speed and direction due to the myriad economic, environmental, and […]
May 8, 2023

The Role of the Civil Society in Promoting Migrant-friendly Labour Rights in South Africa

By: Lizzy Ofusori According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), developing countries are more likely to experience irregular migration. On average, it is projected to […]
April 29, 2023

We’ve come far as a nation, but there are threats to our democracy

In recent years, our nation has experienced tremendous “political events” that have shaken our democracy to its core. The reality is we are still deeply divided […]
April 28, 2023

Freedom Day: A tale of Haves and Have Nots.

“The truth is that we are not yet free; we have merely achieved the freedom to be free, the right not to be oppressed. We have […]
April 18, 2023

Can South African democracy survive its media?

By: Steven Friedman, DEMOCRACY, we all know, cannot survive without free media. But can it get by with a media unable and unwilling to inform citizens? […]
April 17, 2023

Whistle-blowers have human rights too and the role of civil society

By: Norah Msuya, As we celebrated Human Rights Day last month, it is sufficient to reflect on Whistleblowers’ rights as they reveal misconduct at significant personal […]
April 17, 2023

The implications of political protests on human rights promotion in South Africa

By: Maria Goyayi The right to protest, demonstrate, and picket, is a fundamental right toward accountability that forms the tenets of South Africa’s constitutional democracy. The […]
April 14, 2023

The Italian Connection – the case for electoral reform to limit coalition damage

By: Stef Terblanche Electoral reform has become something of a clarion call of late as South Africa’s current political system experiences turbulence at different levels, giving […]
April 13, 2023

Dealing with Activism Fatigue in South Africa’s Fight for Equality for All: Citizens’ Perspectives

By: Akwu, Nneka Augustina The average South African citizen knows a significant amount about his or her rights, however, access to certain fundamental human rights is […]
April 11, 2023

29 years of counting! What are South Africans counting in reference to human rights?

By: Adebimpe Ofusori Human rights is a term that is not taken to be of great importance before but has come to acquire a much more […]
April 3, 2023

Building a Sustainable Human Rights Culture in South Africa is a must. Here’s why

By: Lizzy Ofusori Human rights are the basic rights of each human being, irrespective of gender, religion, race, social status, political opinion, or any other characteristic. […]
April 3, 2023

It’s Greylisting, not Blacklisting: Implications of Greylisting on Human Rights Promotion in South Africa.

By: Stanley Ehiane Over the last decades, human rights have grown in popularity, and have gradually begun to appear in the discourse of international human rights […]
March 24, 2023

Reflecting on South Africa’s Journey on Human Rights

  Migration into SA remains a challenge and has been amplified by governance deficits in parts of Africa.  There is a perception that the South African […]
March 16, 2023

Access to Electricity is a Human Right: What missing?

By: Akwu, Nneka Augustina The energy sector is very significant and without it, poverty is inescapable considering how important it has been to human existence. In addition, for the fundamental human needs […]
March 16, 2023

The importance of human rights awareness by law enforcement agencies on the rights of undocumented immigrants/migrants living in SA

By: Maria Goyayi Human rights while it describes the basic rights to all, often there are groups marginalized. The Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) together […]
March 16, 2023

Democracy… at what cost?

By: Stef Terblanche In South Africa as indeed in Africa and around the world, many commentators are of the opinion that democracy finds itself in something […]