Activists with the #PayTheGrants campaign will march to Parliament and the Union Buildings on Thursday to demand that the COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant be increased and extended. During his State-of-the-Nation-Address in February, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the three-month extension of the grant of R350 which was due to[…]
Saudi Arabia has pursued a policy of silencing activists though its ambiguous counter-terrorism laws, UN human rights experts have said. Their comments were made at a panel event entitled “Saudi Arabia – Time for Accountability”, which was held on Monday on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council. The[…]
Egypt has rounded up at least six activists in the last couple of days in a wave of arrests coinciding with the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, a rights lawyer said on Wednesday. Authorities have waged a sweeping crackdown on dissent in recent years, reversing freedoms won in the popular[…]
Gender activists from the Cape Flats have questioned why the National Sex Offenders Register (NSRO) is not being made available to communities, to protect vulnerable women and children from sexual predators. The recent case of a 13-year-old girl from Athlone, who was drugged and brutally raped by a man recently released from[…]
Moments after Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced that Spain would assume control of Catalonia’s government, the streets of Catalonia’s capital were once again filled with noise. An estimated 450,000 people on Saturday gathered in Barcelona’s centre to protest against Madrid’s move to impose direct rule over the , a[…]
Following packed crowds at public events in Johannesburg and Durban, a group of Palestinian children activists are headed to Cape Town this weekend for the last leg of their South African tour. The delegation of 5 children are in SA on an awareness program called the Shamsaan PalS4Peace tour, to learn[…]
The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) will challenge what it calls the criminalisation of protests in the Western Cape High Court on Thursday. The action arises after activists from the SJC were arrested on September 11, 2013 during a protest outside the offices of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille, GroundUp[…]
The hashtag #We_DoNotWant_Sisi in Arabic, went viral on social media on Tuesday night, following a remark made by Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi that he would “not remain in his position for one second,” if the people did not want him. Sisi’s remarks came during his speech at the third[…]
By Budour Youssef Hassan – Whenever Palestinians stand up for their rights in Jerusalem, it is a safe bet that Samer Abu Eisheh will be there. It is hard to imagine a protest near the Damascus Gate — an entrance to the Old City — without his bellowing voice. It[…]
Two South Africans who were part of a team of activists attempting to bring aid to the Gaza Strip in Palestine by boat, will return home on Wednesday morning, the National Coalition for Palestine (NC4P) said. University of KwaZulu-Natal academic‚ theologian and activist Chris Le Bruyns and Ismail Moola, one[…]
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