Governance & Accountability

HCWG Advocacy Brief 2022 03 22

The State of Hate in South Africa in 2021

Published: 13 May 2022

Our partner, the Hate Crimes Working Group (HCWG), has been lobbying for a law against hate crimes and hate speech since 2018. This brief was developed to give policy and lawmakers an impression of the unacceptably high and ongoing cost in human life, equality, and dignity experienced in 2021 alone.

HCWG Submission

Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech

Published: 1 October 2021

The Hate Crimes Working Group has submitted written comments to Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, on the long-awaited Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill.


“A Woman is a Strong Person”: The Lived Experiences of Rural Women Activists

Published: 25 June 2021

The long, hard road towards the recognition of rural land rights in South Africa has been burdened by our country’s history, now exacerbated by new laws that threaten rural democracy and threaten to dissolve spaces in which rural women can assert their rights and address challenges they face. This publication features the stories of four such women and their experiences of fighting against inequality and for citizen's land rights in South Africa.