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.
While most eyes were glued on the pscar Pistorius trial, the Seriti arms deal and Marikana commissions continued their work.
Academics say burglaries and data theft point to an orchestrated intimidation campaign against those investigating service delivery protests.
Oscar Pistorius's peer, a girlfriend killer too, has been arguing his innocence in the courtroom next door.
The treatment of Pistorius's neighbours as witnesses in his murder trial is typical of a system that leaves onlookers feeling like the accused.
Arms deal activists say the commission must be allowed to complete its mandate as anything less would be a "betrayal of the South African public".
The Economic Freedom Fighters have filed papers in the Electoral Court challenging a section of the IEC Act regarding registration fees.
Chris Hani's murderer, Clive Derby-Lewis, and his co-conspirator Janusz Waluś have been attacked in prison.
Treasury will increase funds to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, which is likely to help more than 500 000 students per year.
Some SABC staffers say the Communication Workers' Union's support of its acting COO, as the "Hlaudi Motsoeneng Coalition", would badly affect workers.
The CWU has called for the public protector to resign as her report on SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng "undermines the working class".