South Africa's Constitution, built on an acute awareness of the injustices of the country's past, is widely regarded as the most progressive in the world, with a Bill of Rights second to none.
What are your rights? Have they been violated? What can you do if they have? Our directory covers human, gender and language rights, workplace rights, landlord/tenant rights, and your rights in relation to the police and the government.
President Thabo Mbeki has slammed the lawsuits being brought in the US against companies on behalf of victims of apartheid, warning that judgments handed down in foreign courts will not be honoured in South Africa.