• THE SCOURGE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

    South Africa has recently been spared the terrible phenomena of mass shootings that have affected other nations, especially the United States of America. We last suffered this kind of incident when right-wing extremist Barend Strydom in 1988 shot seven innocent black people in central Pretoria. Be that as it may,

  • RACISM IS EVERYONE’S PROBLEM

    Since the dawn of our democracy 26 years ago, many articles have been written, and press statements issued, condemning acts of racism. Countless media conferences, workshops, seminars and training events have been held on the issues of racism, race, and race relationships in our country. The main aim of these

  • THE LIGHT IS AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL AS THE FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES

    It has been over five months since President Cyril Ramaphosa uttered these words whilst announcing a State of National Disaster and the National Lockdown on 16 March 2020. In the same week on 23 March 2020, the United Nations Secretary-General launched the COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan and said “We

  • WE MUST ALL STAND TOGETHER AGAINST THE EVIL OF RACISM IN THE WORLD

    In the last two weeks we have witnessed huge demonstrations and protests across the USA, and around the world, triggered by the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during an arrest for allegedly using a counterfeit bill. Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on

  • LET’S PROTECT THE VULNERABLE AMONGST US

    United Nations Secretary-General, during the launch of a COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan on 23 March 2020 said, “We must come to the aid of the ultra-vulnerable – millions upon millions of people who are the least able to protect themselves. This is a matter of basic human solidarity. It