South Africa


South Africa, Nigeria, And Xenophobia: An Ongoing Crisis

Once a symbol of African solidarity, non-racial discrimination, prosperity, and job prospects, South Africa has fallen into xenophobic sentiment once again. Riots targeting foreign-owned businesses have been followed by violent clashes and random beatings with security forces dispersed and armed with rubber bullets, water cannons, and riot gear. In 2008, more […]


Homes And Shops Burned In Anti-Migrant South Africa Attacks

The upturn in the violence that has characterized the past few weeks in major South African cities, namely Johannesburg and the capital Pretoria is, according to observers, extremely worrying as it harkens back to similar (if not more violent) xenophobic incidents of previous years. Police were forced to use tear […]


Apartheid And The Two-State Illusion

20th Century Genesis Zionism (Jewish nationalism) strives to build one nation for all followers of Judaism. In the 1930’s, the Zionist movement gained strong traction during the exodus to Palestine under the slogan “A Land with No People for a People with No Land”. While this slogan is emboldening, it […]


Withdrawal Threats From The ICC And Its Problems To Finding Solutions To International Crimes

Russia’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) left the ICC supporting nations in plea for unification within the courts. This stemmed from the aftermath of withdrawals of South Africa, Burundi, and Gambia from the ICC. The three African nations criticized the ICC for ignoring other crises around the world […]


Withdraw From The ICC, Then What?

About 2 weeks ago, South Africa became the latest African country to indicate its intention to pull out of the ICC (International Criminal Court).[1] This happened just days after Burundi signed its intention to leave.[2] South Africa claimed it was leaving because being part of the ICC was incompatible with […]


Financial Institutions Steal From Social Security Grants In South Africa

  Financial service company, NET1 is defrauding South African citizens of their social assistance grant funds by falsely charging expenses to their social assistance accounts. Their actions have sparked outrage within the human rights community as citizens struggle to retrieve their money. The South African constitution entails that every citizen, who is […]