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Freedom House urges the South African government to conduct a rapid and thorough investigation of the raid on the Helen Suzman Foundation, a human rights NGO in South Africa.

Project Director, Southern Africa

By pulling out of the International Criminal Court, South Africa will give up any opportunity to influence the tribunal’s future development.

sudanese sudan president omar al-Bashir

In response to South Africa’s failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, Freedom Hous

Project Director, Southern Africa

Last month’s attacks in South Africa have forced the government to address the problem of xenophobia and led to rare regional pressure on a domestic human rights issue.

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Project Director, Southern Africa
Senior Director for Program Strategy, Development and Learning

Vukasin Petrovic serves as the Senior Director for Program Strategy and as the Technical Director for USAID funded Human Rights Support Mechanism.

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Special Reports

Strengthening participation of young people in South Africa's electoral and democratic processes

The political parties vary in impressions as to the specificity (or not) of issues that concern the youth. The issues are both substantive (concerning aspects of public policy and government action) and procedural (relevant to participation in elections and politics). Parties strive to expand their use of social media. However, the diverse demographic backgrounds of their supporters dictate that they will use a mix of traditional media (pamphlets, newsletters, speeches, door-to-door grassroots visits), intermediary electronic media (SMS and email), and social or new media (Twitter, Facebook, Mxit, WhatsApp, Google broadcasts, podcasts).

Programs

Freedom House undertook rapid conflict assessments in 16 at-risk communities in six provinces throughout South Africa. 

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