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.
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.
Johannesburg - Inmates at two of the country’s maximum-security prisons have called on the watchdog body looking after their interests to exercise stronger oversight against warders, who they claim are acting with impunity in their treatment of prisoners.
The Covid-19 pandemic is having a severe impact on prisoners throughout the country, but far worse are the harrowing accounts of violence against inmates by warders who are meant to be taking care of them.
Outreach & Education
Please join the Wits Justice Project as we host a Roundtable Discussion on Wrongful Convictions, 27 July 2017 from ...
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.
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
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 ...
Senior Journalist Carolyn Raphaely goes in depth about her work at the WJP on Classic Fm with Richard Cock, and gives us a taste of her favourite songs.