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Niren Tolsi

Niren Tolsi

Niren Tolsi is a freelance journalist.His areas of interest include social justice; citizen mobilisation and state violence; protest; the constitution and the constitutional court and football.
Zweli brings sanity to conference
Zweli brings sanity to conference
ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize smiles, as if humouring a naughty child, when asked whether he would accept a nomination to run for president of...
Mantashe strengthens his hand
Mantashe strengthens his hand
On Tuesday night, when ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe entered the compound into which the media had been corralled for most of the party’s...
Timol inquest: Reliving the horror
Timol inquest: Reliving the horror
Salim Essop is a diminutive man. His energy appears boundless when he starts to speak and his gestures become more animated, as if swatting away...
Marikana activist: My prison ordeal
Marikana activist: My prison ordeal
On June 4 activist Napoleon Webster will have spent 150 days in Rustenburg prison.
Christian crusader in teen abuse scandal
Christian crusader in teen abuse scandal
A British lawyer who has been working for the inclusion of Christian values into South Africa’s constitutional jurisprudence has been accused of...
Broken branches threaten ANC tree
Broken branches threaten ANC tree
This week ANC national spokesperson Zizi Kodwa underlined the “sacrosanct principle” that the “branches are the basic unit” of the party and...
The world moves on but the pain of the Marikana massacre in August 2012 endures
The world moves on but the pain of the Marikana massacre in August 2012 endures
Hassan Fundi: Lonmin security manager, killed by mineworkers“My husband was seeing his own death,” said Aisha Fundi,...
KwaZulu purge is all about No 1
KwaZulu purge is all about No 1
The scene in November last year at Pietermaritzburg’s Royal Agricultural Show Ground was as unedifying as it was reflective, its purgative nature...
Mogoeng, from pariah to saviour
Mogoeng, from pariah to saviour
On a brittle Johannesburg autumn morning two weeks ago, it took about an hour for Mogoeng Mogoeng to go from being nobody’s chief justice to...
Savour Jozi’s exotic streets
Savour Jozi’s exotic streets
Late afternoon on a Saturday and Johannesburg’s Jeppe Street is throbbing. Teeming with hawkers and commuters, hustlers and pickpockets,...