The family of a former Cape Flats gang leader serving 25 years in prison for the murder of a seven-year-old boy are concerned about his fragile mental state. He was transferred from Worcester to the maximum security Helderstroom Prison in Caledon after being accused of running a Facebook account.
Johannesburg - Warders caught having sex with inmates will be fired and the offenders stringently dealt with, warned prison authorities during a briefing on the progress of 17 200 inmates eligible for parole to tackle overcrowding in the country’s prisons.
Ellen Pakkies returned to the scene of the crime where she had strangled her son. Her story, as relayed to legendary South African lensman David Goldblatt, was just as sorrowful as understanding the reasons why she killed her child.
One of the country’s top jurists, Justice Edwin Cameron, said a decision by legendary lensman David Goldblatt to relocate his photographic collection from the University of Cape Town (UCT) to Yale University in the United States, in protest at their silence after artworks were desecrated during the fees must fall protests, has potentially ended up saving his work from ruin.
Some of humanity’s most devastating injustices have been overcome by movements that have a strong, unifying voice. From South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle, to the civil rights movement in the US, people all over the world have continually fought for justice at multiple levels of society.
Johannesburg - Rape victims in South Africa, such as Andy Kawa, who has waged a decade-long battle for justice, including holding the police to account for their tardiness in investigating her case, should seek recourse from the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, says human rights activist Zonke Majodina.
Last Wednesday, images of police heavy handedness swept across local news and social media when Mthokozisi Ntumba was killed during the #WitsAsinamali protest in Braamfontein. A few hours later, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) confirmed that it would conduct preliminary investigations into the allegations that public order police were responsible.
Newly appointed African Union ambassador for peace Emmanuel Jal tells Edwin Naidu how he has used the trauma of his experiences as a child soldier to help others, both in his music and in his life
I’ve never met Ruth Hopkins (MA 2020). After reading her riveting exposé, The Misery Merchants, there’s an indelible bond.
Monday, 24 August, marked one year since the news of Uyinene Mrwetyana's death swept through the country, along with the gruesome details of the crime committed by a Post Office employee, Luyanda Botha.
The anniversary of her death came just a few days after another young woman was allegedly killed by an ex-boyfriend.
The similarities between the killing of Asithandile Zozo and that of Mrwetyana are hard to ignore.