Besides the late Nelson Mandela, many other South Africans have stood up for human rights. Among their names, we can count people like Desmond Tutu and Miriam Makeba. They have all devoted their time and talents to improving the lives of all people.
Apartheid laws were designed to segregate South Africa’s population in terms of race. The majority suffered discrimination in terms of education, economic rights, social standing, and eventually even citizenship. Today, the Bill of Rights enshrines many rights denied in the past.
Tough and tenacious, Ferial Haffajee is one of the most respected and influential women in South African journalism today. Throughout her distinguished career she has fearlessly played her part to advance media freedom, transparency and government accountability.