Press conference: The case of Xolobeni and the State of the World’s Human Rights

Amnesty International will hold a press conference in Johannesburg on Monday, 10 December 2018, to present its summary of the global state of human rights.

During the press conference, the organisation will reveal how oppressive and sexist policies galvanized a bold fight for women’s rights in 2018, including how human rights defenders in places such as Xolobeni have pushed back against governments and multinational companies who try to marginalise them.

Amnesty International’s 2018 Write for Rights human rights defender Nonhle Mbuthuma will be present at the press conference, and will answer questions and be available for interview on the Xolobeni community’s fight for justice.

Details of the press conference: 

When: Monday, 10 December 2018

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Central African Time (please arrive by 9:30 AM)

Where:  Workshop 17, 16 Baker Street, Rosebank, Johannesburg

Parking: Parking is available in the Bath/Sturdee Avenue parking areas of Rosebank Mall.

  • Nonhle Mbuthuma, Amadiba Crisis Committee, Xolobeni
  • Shenilla Mohamed, Executive Director, AISA
  • Deprose Muchena, Regional Director, Amnesty International Southern Africa


For further information, embargoed materials or to register to attend please contact:

Mienke Steytler, Media and Digital Content Officer, Amnesty International South Africa, on +27 (0) 283 6033 or +27 (0) 64 890 9224 or