Heidi Swart

Activist murder reveals Joburg street cameras are “turned off”

CCTV footage from the day an Ethiopian activist was gunned down in Johannesburg appears to not exist

Outa governance is ‘out of line’

Duvenage’s spending on donations and advertising without consulting his board has caused a parade of execs to leave the anti-corruption watchdog

Say nothing – the spooks are listening

Despite the law, mass surveillance is happening in South Africa. And the government is likely using it illegally.

How cops and crooks can ‘grab’ your cellphone – and you

There are no clear answers about the legality of invasive surveillance gizmos.

Big Brother is listening – on your phone

We explore the capacity of the government to spy on the communications of individuals’ cellphones, landline phones and internet activities.

Violence in the villages: The quiet scourge of rural rape

Rape in rural areas is feared to be dramatically under-reported. We headed to villages in Mpumalanga, Limpopo and the Free State to find out why.

Will Anene Booysen’s brutal rape and murder shake the nation into action?

While India raged, South Africa's response to Anene's rape has been muted by comparison. Why? This is the first of a five-part series on rape.

Rural idyll belies life of silent suffering

Mtobeli Elson Vapi is only 52 and treading lightly is about as much activity as his body can handle.

Silent killer lurks in miners’ lungs

Silicosis might appear only 15 years after exposure to gold ore dust, long after they have gone home. Heidi Swart reports.

Class action for silicosis payout tarnishes gold industry

As the case against Anglo American SA in the UK unfolds, local lawyers are calling for the setting up of a compensation fund.

Lonmin faces community showdown

The Bapo Ba Mogale community claims that the mining giant Lonmin has fudged its profits and owes them millions in royalties, writes Heidi Swart.

Bapo community wants Lonmin rights back

The community that owns the land mined by Lonmin is planning an application to cancel mining rights of the world's third-largest platinum producer.

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