wits justice project

The Wits Justice Project investigates miscarriages of justice and raises awareness of issues within the criminal justice system with an aim to advocate for change, strengthen procedures and build on reform efforts. This is achieved through investigative journalism, advocacy, research and education.

Investigative Journalism

Inmate’s death at Mangaung Prison raises concerns about rising violence in correctional centres

Mar 12, 2021 | Edwin Naidu
Sunday Independent

While the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) remains ambivalent about the extent of violence under its watch, the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services (Jics), which champions the rights of inmates, said it was concerned about the escalation in the use of force at the privately run ...

Rape survivors recount their quest for justice

Mar 08, 2021 | Edwin Naidu
Sunday Independent

Cape Town - Rape in South Africa – this is the tragic tale of two women – one who saw justice dispensed relatively swiftly with her attacker now behind bars, while the other has spent the past decade painstakingly seeking justice through the courts against the inefficiency of the South African ...

Rape victim speaks on her 10-year battle for justice and why she took the SAPS to ConCourt

Feb 15, 2021 | Edwin Naidu
Sunday Independent

Johannesburg - More than a decade ago in the aftermath of the euphoria around South Africa’s successful hosting of the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the dreams of Joburg businesswoman Andy Kawa came crashing down after she was raped in a 15-hour ordeal on a beach in the Eastern Cape.

Outreach & Education