Author Archives: thabo@lrc.org.za

30 August 2023 – Social justice organisations launch Right to Read campaign to prioritise early-grade literacy

Social justice organisations launch Right to Read campaign to prioritise early-grade literacy 30 August 2023 Johannesburg — The Right to Read Campaign (R2R) was launched today at Constitution Hill in response to the shocking early-grade literacy rates in the country. In May, the results of the 2021 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) revealed […]

17 August 2023 – COSAS 4 matter goes to trial

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For Immediate Release 17 August 2023 COSAS 4 matter goes to trial Johannesburg — The Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg will commence with the trial into the murders of Eustice ‘Bimbo’ Madikela, Peter “Ntshingo” Matabane, Fanyana Nhlapo and the attempted murder of Zandisile Musi on 21 August 2023. The four anti-apartheid activists were members of […]

20 June 2023 – Facebook, YouTube and TikTok approve for publication violent xenophobic hate in South Africa

Anti-migrant protester holding a Foreigners must got back home" poster on a South African township steet

For Immediate Release 20 June 2023 Facebook, YouTube and TikTok approve for publication violent xenophobic hate in South Africa Extreme and violent hate-filled adverts were approved for posting on leading social media platforms Facebook, TikTok and YouTube in South Africa, according to a new test carried out by Global Witness and the South African public […]