Human Rights

SA, Switzerland Recommit to Strengthen Relations

South Africa and Switzerland have recommitted to strengthen relations, with much focus on vocational training and skills development, says International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers. Deputy Minister Landers was speaking on Tuesday following the 6th South African-Switzerland High Level Consultations (HLC), which he co-chaired with his Swiss counterpart, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, […]

Human Rights

Govt Tackles Human Trafficking

Social welfare experts have called for improved co-ordination and integration of services between various role players to give better support to victims of human trafficking. At a roundtable held by the Department of Social Development, the stakeholders looked at ways to implement the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act, as well as find […]

Human Rights

South African Producer's Film Wins Oscar

Ida, the film produced by South Africa-born film and theatre producer Eric Abraham, won Best Foreign Language Film at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night. The Polish-language black-and-white film shot in a square aspect ratio format was also nominated for best cinematography. This is the second Academy Award for Abraham, the owner and […]

Human Rights

World Bank – Address Ethiopia Findings – Response to Inquiry Dismissive of Abuses [press release]

The World Bank should fully address serious human rights issues raised by the bank’s internal investigation into a project in Ethiopia, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to the bank’s vice president for Africa. The bank’s response to the investigation findings attempts to distance the bank from the many problems confirmed by the investigation […]