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Brand South Africa hosts community dialogue as part of human rights month

Brand South Africa and Operation Hydrate will host a dialogue on how all citizens can play their part to promote a culture of active citizenship and respect for human rights, with the communities of the Kgetlengrivier Local Municipality in Swartruggens, North West.

Mandela Rules adopted for prisoners

Mandela Rules adopted for prisoners

Named to honour Mandela's legacy, they update the UN's rules on the treatment of prisoners, and protect prisoners from torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment - they "probably represent one of the most significant human rights advances in recent years".
Media freedom is key to global sustainability

Media freedom is key to global sustainability

Quality journalism enables citizens to make informed decisions about their society's development, exposing injustice, corruption, and the abuse of power, UN bosses said in a joint statement issued to mark this year's World Press Freedom Day.

Use Human Rights Month to build a better South Africa

Thato---thumbPlay Your Part ambassadors speak about what Human Rights Month means to them. They believe the month should be used to get all South Africans on board in the work of growing a country of freedom, equality and ubuntu.

Create a better South Africa, contribute to a better and safer Africa in a...

In 2030, South Africa is a globally competitive economy and a leading member of the family of nations. The country contributes to sustainable development, democracy, the rule of law, human rights and security in a peaceful and prosperous Africa, and a fair and just world.

I Belong takes on the evil of statelessness

Four prominent South Africans have lent their support to the UNHCR's I Belong Campaign to end statelessness within a decade. Without a state, a person has no identity, and is denied access to basic human rights – even a death certificate – and is more vulnerable to human trafficking and persecution.

Sowetan Dialogues focus on the Bill of Rights

The most recent Brand South Africa Sowetan Dialogues instalment tackled how human rights can be at odds with traditional practices, and how being familiar with the Bill of Rights can protect citizens' interests. 

South African Human Rights culture discussed in Mahikeng

Mahikeng, Wednesday 26 March 2014 - Brand South Africa, in the fourth Play Your Part/Sowetan Dialogue on Wednesday 26 March 2014, hosted a robust...

Play Your Part / Sowetan Dialogues comes to Mmabatho

Brand South Africa is continuing with its Play Your Part / Sowetan Dialogues, with the latest in the series to be held in Mmabatho in the North West province on 26 March, with a debate on the celebration of Human Rights Day, and whether South Africa's Bill of Rights works for ordinary citizens.

20 Year Review: South Africa’s success story

Compared with many emerging economies, South Africa "has a good story to tell" based on its achievements over the past 20 years, President Jacob Zuma said at the launch of the government's 20 Year Review in Pretoria on Tuesday.

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