South Africa does not put refugees in camps. So, the government is responsible for their protection and well-being. Its performance was hit-and-miss.
Peddlers of dangerous ideas regarding the constitution should be reminded of what was done in the name of a legislative majority under apartheid.
The evidence shows that political risk in South Africa has increased markedly in certain areas over the past two decades.
It is becoming increasingly clear that South Africa’s policymakers can no longer ignore the country’s obligations in terms of international, regional and national human rights law.
A new study examined what the UK priorities – and sidelines – at the UN Human Rights Council.
In a divided, alienated, austerity, backward-looking Britain, the time has come to make good on social rights.
Those tasked with sustaining peace must address economic, social and cultural rights to stand any chance of succeeding.
The public protector’s proposal to change the mandate of South Africa’s Reserve Bank goes well beyond changing individual rules to overturning their very foundation, anchored in the Constitution.
Protests in South Africa are about more than just service delivery of basic services such as water and electricity. They reflect a wider crisis about the failure to build a more equitable society.