Thursday, 14 October 2010 - 09:56


Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says a Human Rights Commission investigation into violence at Hout Bay's Hangberg settlement, and its adverse ruling in the "toilets without walls" saga, are evidence the body is being used as a "political hit squad" against her, just as Ebrahim Rasool's illegal Erasmus commission of inquiry was.

It is a serious allegation against a crucial democratic institution.

Clearly, the chair of the commission, Lawrence Mushwana, has an unedifying track...

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Thursday, 14 October 2010 - 09:53

Liu Xiabo is Chinese human rights campaigner, a poet and a literary critic. He is one of the authors of Charter 08, a petition calling for freedom, equality, democracy and constitutional rule in China, including a new constitution, an independent judiciary, the election of public officials and a guarantee of human rights. He is currently serving an 11 year prison term for “inciting subversion of state power” because of his role in Charter 08 and...

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Friday, 8 October 2010 - 15:09

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 (New York City, USA)-- The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) today said the funding shortfall from donors to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria at this week´s Replenishment meeting taking place in New York means lives will be lost in countries like South Africa and has pledged to scale up its Resources for Health campaign. TAC’s campaign is calling on all countries – rich and poor – to devote the necessary political attention and financial resources to health, and holds governments accountable for the promises they have made....

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Thursday, 30 September 2010 - 13:02


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Monday, 27 September 2010 - 09:47


TAC and partners are participating in the global week of action, calling on governments to ensure full replenishment of the global fund. For more details on the global week of action, go to

In Pretoria, we will be targeting the Italian Embassy. Picketers...

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