Human Rights

Yebei's Burial Next Week, Says His Family

The CID has confirmed the body at Moi Hospital in Voi is that of ICC witness Meshack Yebei. Head of Serious Crimes at the CID headquarters John Kariuki yesterday said 99.9 per cent of the DNA test results by the government confirmed the body is Yebei’s. The witness was abducted last December. Kamau said a […]

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Factsheet – Freedom of Information in Africa

This factsheet was originally published by Africa Check. Africa Check is a non-partisan organisation which promotes accuracy in public debate and the media. Twitter @AfricaCheck and www.africacheck.org. Freedom of information (FOI) is considered a fundamental component of freedom of expression. When citizens are ill-informed and unable to access basic public information, it is impossible for […]

Human Rights

African Press Review 10 March 2015

The wife of Côte d’Ivoire’s former president Gbagbo is jailed, although you wouldn’t guess it from the local press. SA comes under pressure from a ratings agency. The ICC accuses Sudan of failing to cooperate. The Western Sahara conflict looks set to flare up again. There’s not a word in any paper in Côte d’Ivoire […]

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DTI Programme Moves Women Up the Corporate Ladder

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will award certificates to women who completed the Corporate Governance Development Programme, which aims to increase the pool of trained candidates for possible appointment on boards of public and private entities. The certificates will be handed out by the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Mzwandile Masina at […]

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International Women’s Day – SA Ad Agencies Produce Provocative Domestic Violence Ads [analysis]

International Women’s Day, on Sunday, saw at least two South African aertising agencies bring out hard-hitting aerts designed to draw attention to violence against women and the services available for women in danger. One took the risky step of using a silly internet meme to talk about gender-based violence – and gained international media attention. […]

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Statement of the Congress of the People On International Womens Day [press release]

STATEMENT OF THE CONGRESS OF THE PEOPLE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY “THE MOST URGENT TASK FOR SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN TODAY IS TO FORM A NATIONAL WOMENS ORGANISATION REPRESENTING ALL SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN” The Congress of the People marks International Women’s Day 2015 by taking this opportunity to recognise the women all over the world who […]