Where to get help in South Africa if you are being abused

Numerous organisations around South Africa provide services such as counselling, temporary shelter and legal help to people in abusive relationships. We've compiled a guide...

16 Days of Activism against abuse

Imagine if, for 16 days, there was no rape, no child abuse. The 16 Days of Activism campaign challenges South Africans to declare a truce on violence against women and children - and, ultimately, to make it a permanent one.

Celebrating the South African Constitutional Court

The Constitutional Court is a powerful reminder of how far the country has come. Its Great African Steps are built of the bricks from Number Four prison, holding within them the memories of the countless prisoners denied their dignity. Its design is symbolic of "justice under a tree"; it is a masterpiece of the South African transition.

Consumer help: banking, loans, credit, debt

Got a complaint against your bank? Being ripped off by a loan shark? Protect yourself from unfair practices, find out if your lender is registered, or check up on your credit rating.

Press release: Brand South Africa launches #InspiredByMyConstitution campaign

Inspired by the idea that all South African youth must know about the Constitution and what it means for them - Brand South Africa...

My Constitution, my rights. A plain language guide to the Bill of Rights

rights thumbAs South Africa celebrates Freedom Month, we bring you a plain language version of the country’s globally admired Bill of Rights – our guarantee of freedom. Get to know your rights, and protect the rights of others.

Meet South Africa’s first gay biker club

Sporting an emblem of a boy spreading his wings, South Africa’s first gay biker club, Unapologetic, is exercising its freedom to be who they...
Human Rights NGOs

Five South African human rights NGOs you should know about

To celebrate Human Rights Day on 21 March, here is a look at five of South Africa's NGOs working for human rights in the country and beyond, organisations dedicated to the promotion of human dignity, equality and freedom.

Disabled South Africans: know your rights – Infographic

South Africa has progressive policies to protect and uplift the disabled. For Disability Awareness Month, we take a look at how disabled South Africans are included in the workplace and in society


Legal aid and advice

Can't afford a to hire a lawyer or pay expensive court fees? Here are your options for seeking legal aid and advice. If you can afford it, then here's how to find an attorney in your town or province.


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