Sarah Evans is a Mail & Guardian news reporter.She's a recovering musician who became a journalist while interning for the Diamond Fields Advertiser in Kimberley.She spent three years reporting there before completing an internship at the Mail & Guardian Centre for Investigative Journalism (amaBhungane).Her areas of interest include crime, law, governance, and the nexus between business and politics.Her areas of disinterest include skyscrapers.
The Farlam inquiry has heard that Lonmin miners took their cue from the violent, but effective, protests at their neighbouring platinum firm.
The SAPS wants Ian Farlam to leave the ‘policing of the police’ to Ipid, but he says he can make recommendations on who should be prosecuted.
Political pressure, NUM officials shooting at protesters and the firing of teargas and stun-grenades are to blame, says advocate Dali Mpofu.
Lawyers for the union argued at the Farlam commission that it was a myth perpetuated by Lonmin that union rivalry was the main cause of the slaughter.
The former chief of acquisitions for the South African National Defence Force denies having a hand in dodgy deals and influencing tender awards.
Evidence given at the inquiry by government’s head of acquisitions during the arms deal might contain at least one controversy previously introduced.
Numsa’s Irvin Jim says the union will lobby its members to reject the expulsion and will forge ahead with its plans to launch a “united front”.
This was the message delivered by evidence leader Matthew Chaskalson at the Farlam commission, who urged against "normalising" the tragic massacre.
A decision to alter a news photograph to remove the logo of a Cape Times advertiser allegedly led to the blowout.
Bheki Cele might be confident that he reduced the violent crime rate during his term, but what does the NDP say about appointing a new commissioner?