Sello S Alcock

‘Respecting and protecting the rule of law is critical’

Margaret Marshall, a South African who immigrated to the US in 1963, is the chief justice of the State of Massachusetts.

A stone’s throw from home

Sello Alcock visits Kliptown's Soweto Hotel on Freedom Square to see if he can have a meaningful tourist experience in his own backyard.

Insecurity in the forces

South Africa's police officers are insecure and uncertain after more than a decade of mixed messages from their superiors.

Judges must show ‘n tell

From next year judges will be expected to disclose all their financial interests -- as politicians are required to do.

Ponzi-scheme suspect Tannenbaum faces arrest

Arrest warrants for the masterminds of a Ponzi scheme that led to wealthy South Africans being swindled have been issued, it was announced on Tuesday.

‘Wait until the first child dies’

ANC veteran Kader Asmal has publicly attacked Deputy Police Minister Fikile Mbalula over the latter's call for the militarisation of the police.

Portrait of a warrior-scholar

Sello Alcock reviews <em>Hani: A life Too Short</em> by Janet Smith and Beauregard Tromp.

Killings by cops at 10-year high

Death toll nearly as high as during student protests in apartheid era, reports Sello Alcock.

An opportunity for women missed

President Jacob Zuma has come in for criticism that his list of nominees for the Constitutional Court does not report a fair gender balance.

Selebi points finger at Ngcuka, Pikoli

Jackie Selebi says he is being prosecuted because he became privy to damning information on former NPA prosecutors Bulelani Ngcuka and Vusi Pikoli.

Surprises in store at Selebi trial

The corruption case against former police National Commissioner Jackie Selebi has been strengthened by the surprise inclusion of Billy Rautenbach.

You got it wrong, Mr President

Expert suggests Zuma can't tell his 'shoot-to-kills' from his 'dying-to-shoots'.

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