Lyse Comins

Women who kill: ‘Categories that rely on gender norms not useful’

Female killers usually do so for three reasons – psychopathy, greed and because they’re abused – but there is gender bias even in murder

Zondo report: Diamond mine Alexcor chief executive, directors, executives must be investigated for Gupta-linked dealings

Scarlet Sky Investments had no cutting or polishing factory, no licence to buy rough diamonds, no licence to sell rough diamonds, no licence to cut and polish rough diamonds, no diamond trading house licence and no black economic empowerment certificate, which it only acquired after being awarded the tender

Zondo report: Zizi Kodwa ‘beholden’ to a potential suspect in multiple criminal investigations

The state capture commission recommends that the president ‘consider’ the deputy state security minister’s current position because he is in debt to former EOH executive Jehan Mackay

SANDF troops help with KwaZulu-Natal post-flood recovery

Some residents have accused the South African National Defence Force of taking too long to respond with recovery assistance

Ramaphosa: We will find and prosecute July unrest masterminds

There is no place for the “masterminds” and “instigators” of the failed July 2021 “insurrection” to hide because the police will track down, arrest...

Ramaphosa adamant South Africa will not be a failed state

The president said there was resolve to fight corruption and turn the state around

How do vigilante groups like Dudula come into being?

The state’s failure to act as a source of moral or political authority creates a vacuum that ‘seductive’ populist movements are happy to fill

Commission proposes tightening South African laws to protect child pornography victims

The South African Law Reform Commission has also called on police to fast-track the establishment of a victim identification database, and link it to Interpol

Human Settlements asks SIU to probe its entities

Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi said that since arriving in the portfolio she had been ‘bombarded with allegations and counter allegations of corruption’

State of Disaster extension – ‘It’s an incompetency-fuelled power grab’

Medical experts and political and economic analysts have slammed the latest extension to the Covid-19 State of Disaster as a “power grab”

South Africans should not ‘take sides’ in Ukraine invasion, DIRCO tells parliament

South Africa has taken a China-like stance of “quiet diplomacy” on the Russian war on Ukraine, urging citizens not to “take sides”, the deputy...

I am not giving up, says rape survivor Jess Foord

Jes Foord told Lyse Comins that she believes she had to get the horrific ‘degree in rape’ so that she could help thousands of sexual violence victims through her nonprofit foundation

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