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Brand South Africa urges citizens to play their part and contribute to helping flood...

Floods have ravaged homes in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, resulting in the loss of lives and leaving many displaced. Brand South Africa calls...

Brand South Africa calls on citizens for humanitarian support following a massive fire in...

Johannesburg, Friday, 07 December 2018 - Brand South Africa calls on citizens for humanitarian support following a massive fire in Alexandra (Alex) on Thursday,...

16 Days of Activism against abuse

Imagine if, for 16 days, there was no rape, no child abuse. The 16 Days of Activism campaign challenges South Africans to declare a truce on violence against women and children - and, ultimately, to make it a permanent one.

Quotable OR Tambo

Born in 1917, OR Tambo would have been 100 years old this year. He is remembered as a selfless and accessible leader, as a man...

Kenyan schoolgirls create female health app for Google

Five Kenyan teenagers, aged 15 to 17, have been selected to take part in the Google Technovation software development competition. Their innovative app design...

Ten South African human rights achievements

South Africa has made some astounding strides in recognising and achieving human rights in the past 22 years. In the run up to Human Rights Day, we look back at some milestones.

Five South African human rights NGOs you should know about

To celebrate Human Rights Day on 21 March, here is a look at five of South Africa's NGOs working for human rights in the country and beyond, organisations dedicated to the promotion of human dignity, equality and freedom.

South Africa tackles human trafficking

The UN reports that sexual exploitation accounts for 53% of trafficking victims; 37% are subjected to forced labour and slavery. South Africa has put in place several mechanisms to battle the crime, integrating the efforts of the police, justice and social departments, and civil society.

Lagos church victims repatriated to SA

The bodies of all the South Africans killed when the guesthouse of the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria, collapsed are finally home. The mortal remains of the last 11 victims have been repatriated, allowing their families to perform last rites and get some closure.

South African government condemns terrorist attack in France

The South African government has come out in support of the UN Security Council's condemnation of the attack on journalists at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris as "barbaric and cowardly", describing it as a "crime against humanity".