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.
He was the only man with the power to unite my militant black power group and his civil rights movement. Then, 49 years ago today, a single bullet changed history. By John Burl Smith, as told to Ruth Hopkins
The Star, Daily Maveriick
Thanks to the combined efforts of the Wits Justice Project, human rights attorney Egon Oswald, advocate Carol Steinberg and wrongfully convicted co-accused Thembekile Molaudzi, two men have left prison carrying little else besides a heavy burden of betrayal by the criminal justice system.
The Daily Maverivk
The year is 1994, a few weeks before South Africa’s first democratic election, and two security guards are murdered at a Checkers supermarket. One man is convicted, Anthony De Vries, and after 17 years in prison he still claims to be innocent. An eight-part podcast called Alibi will explore if ...
Advocacy is a collective civil society effort in which the Wits Justice Project and our strategic partners (both in our individual and joint capacities) work together in tackling grave issues such as torture and abuse, denial of procedural rights and holding our justice system and its component parts and people to account.
Sonke Gender Justice lament lack of forward thinking in Government's Response to Pollsmoor Judgement
Sonke Gender Justice have sent an answering affidavit to the Government's response to the Western Cape High Court on their Pollsmoor court order, saying that more needs to be done with regard to the inhumane conditions that exist which can't be addressed by simply reducing overcrowding.
The three men accused of the Rhodes Park attacks in Johannesburg have been sentenced, but has the large media attention surrounding the case put pressure on the judge to perform?
First time offender sent to prison for three days for stealing a packet of bubble-gum worth R68 at a garage