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A screen grab from Nike's ad, featuring Caster Semenya.
#FairnessFirst: How Nike put purpose marketing on the podium with Caster Semenya

Nike's Dream Crazy campaign has won favour across the globe, having just scooped up top honours at the One Show Awards in New York. Caster Semenya, who features in the campaign, has also further proved her place on the winner podium...

By Leigh Andrews 13 May 2019

It's not clear where human rights fit in the legal ruling on athlete Caster Semenya
It's not clear where human rights fit in the legal ruling on athlete Caster Semenya

On May 1 the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued a highly anticipated ruling involving athlete Caster Semenya...

By Annette Greenhow 3 May 2019

Outrage over CAS ruling on Semenya
Outrage over CAS ruling on Semenya

South Africans have reacted to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling on the case between Caster Semenya and the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), saying the outcome is discriminatory...

2 May 2019

Here are the arguments for and against banning the old South African flag
Here are the arguments for and against banning the old South African flag

The Nelson Mandela Foundation is asking the Equality Court in Johannesburg to declare the display of the old South African flag hate speech and harassment under the Equality Act. The case is likely to set the boundaries between constitutionally-protected free speech, however offensive to some, and hate speech...

By Ciaran Ryan 29 Apr 2019

Nominations open for positions on Khoi-San Commission
Nominations open for positions on Khoi-San Commission

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Zweli Mkhize has invited the public to nominate persons who may be considered for appointment as members of the Commission on Khoi-San Matters...

10 Apr 2019

Africa and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Dignity for all
Africa and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Dignity for all

African countries barely existed when the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Paris, France in 1948, three years after the end of the Second World War...

By Franck Kuwonu 9 Apr 2019

City ordered to compensate homeless for destruction of their possessions
City ordered to compensate homeless for destruction of their possessions

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ordered the City of Johannesburg to compensate 27 homeless people for unlawfully confiscating and destroying their property...

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti 8 Apr 2019

Nooses at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. Photo: ccarlstead on Flickr, used under Creative Commons.
Death penalty debate is a cheap political trick

As the general election approaches, some politicians have once again called for the reintroduction - or, as the Inkatha Freedom Party puts it, the reintroduction of the debate on - the death penalty...

By Clare Ballard 3 Apr 2019

SA risks losing indigenous languages
SA risks losing indigenous languages

South Africa runs the risk of losing its indigenous languages, says Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) Project Manager and head of Gauteng office, Dr Sally Maepa...

20 Mar 2019

Botswana joins list of African countries reviewing gay rights
Botswana joins list of African countries reviewing gay rights

Botswana's High Court is considering a challenge to the provisions of the penal code criminalising consensual same-sex relations in the country...

By Andrew Novak 19 Mar 2019

Professor Thuli Madonsela, Law Trust chair of social justice in the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University (SU)
Thuli Madonsela leads dialogue on social justice and sustainable economic practices

Today, 18 March 2019, Prof Thuli Madonsela in partnership with the Sustainability Institute's Prof Mark Swilling, will lead expert panel discussions at the first thematic dialogue of Madonsela's Social Justice M-Plan at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town...

18 Mar 2019

Western Cape government wins school closure case
Western Cape government wins school closure case

Parents and members of the school governing body (SGB) at Uitzig Secondary near Elsies River have vowed to take their fight to keep the school open (which would mean going to the Constitutional Court)...

By Barbara Maregele 7 Mar 2019

National Assembly passes Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill
National Assembly passes Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill

The National Assembly has passed the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill (TKLB)...

27 Feb 2019

Semenya vs IAAF case continues
Semenya vs IAAF case continues

South Africans and the international community have been urged to continue supporting the naturally superior Caster Semenya, as she continues to fight for her career at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, in Switzerland...

20 Feb 2019

Court of Arbitration for Sport to hear IAAF vs Semenya case
Court of Arbitration for Sport to hear IAAF vs Semenya case

South Africa is rallying behind Caster Semenya as her hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CSA) kicks off in Switzerland this morning...

18 Feb 2019

Why employees need to mind their Ps and Qs on social media
Why employees need to mind their Ps and Qs on social media

Social media represents one of the most significant developments in human communication and has undoubtedly changed the way we interact and share information...

14 Feb 2019

Have your say on Hate Speech Bill
Have your say on Hate Speech Bill

Members of the public have until 31 January 2019 to make their voices heard on the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill...

11 Jan 2019

Government engages the Khoisan community
Government engages the Khoisan community

Government has encouraged the Khoisan community to participate in shaping legislation as Parliament considers the Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill...

31 Dec 2018

Court rules that allocation of police in Western Cape is discriminatory
Court rules that allocation of police in Western Cape is discriminatory

Victory for Social Justice Coalition may result in poorer areas getting more officers...

By Thembela Ntongana and GroundUp Staff 19 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Legal
#BestofBiz 2018: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Why South African community's win against mining company matters
Why South African community's win against mining company matters

A South African High Court has passed an important judgment putting a stop to the pervasive practice by companies to mine ancestral lands...

By Sonwabile Mnwana 14 Dec 2018

Parliament approves Civil Union Amendment Bill
Parliament approves Civil Union Amendment Bill

The National Assembly has approved the much anticipated Civil Union Amendment Bill...

7 Dec 2018

Cogta continues to engage Khoisan Council
Cogta continues to engage Khoisan Council

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) has committed to continue to engage the National Khoisan Council (NKC) as part of the implementation of the South African Human Rights Commission Report on the promotion of rights of the Khoi and San people...

4 Dec 2018