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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.
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,...
Aspirant judges find that JZ saga weighs on the JSC
Aspirant judges find that JZ saga weighs on the JSC
Like the saltiness that floated in off the Atlantic Ocean and hung over the Sea Point hotel in Cape Town, the Constitutional Court’s judgment that...
Justice comes with complex baggage
Justice comes with complex baggage
Recently retired Constitutional Court Justice Johann van der Westhuizen’s sense of humour is casual and wryly observant of human nature. His...
When life’s a pitch, just turn to cricket
When life’s a pitch, just turn to cricket
South African captain Hashim Amla was grinding down the England attack on day three of the Test match in Cape Town and I had been with him for every...
Old boys' club poses problems for JSC
Old boys' club poses problems for JSC
There was a moment during the Judicial Service Commission interviews for prospective judges in Cape Town during the first week in October when one...