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Babita Deokaran: an obstacle for the corrupt

The family of health department employee Babita Deokaran are devastated at her assassination, but proud of her role as a ‘hero’ in exposing corruption

Cele, Sitole beef continues at hearings into July’s unrest

The minister again accused the commissioner of being missing in action when the violence raged in KwaZulu-Natal

How security fell to pieces in July

KZN police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi took no prisoners as he accused former defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula of perjury at hearings into the unrest

‘We saw dark clouds gathering’, Cele tells HRC about July unrest

The police minister told the Human Rights Commission the president instructed him to avoid violence in response to Jacob Zuma’s pending arrest as far as legally possible

Protected Disclosures Act: How did whistleblowing law go wrong?

Current legislation mainly protects employees and those who make allegations anonymously and offers too little protection for witnesses

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

Covid cases continue to rise as fourth wave looms

Gauteng has seen an increase of over 8000 new cases in the past day

JSC interviews with candidates for chief justice set for early February

After the February interviews and deliberations, the Judicial Service Commission will submit a report to President Cyril Ramaphosa

Zondo dismisses Fraser’s application to cross-examine witnesses

The former head of the State Security Agency and Zuma ally did not come close to complying with the state capture inquiry’s rules for cross-examination, Zondo said

Hawks head testifies before SAHRC: Intelligence would have been ‘ideal’

No members of the police, defence force or state security have been implicated ‘at this stage’ in ongoing investigations into the July unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng

WATCH: How safe are vaccinated people from the Omicron?

Leading vaccinologist, Professor Shabir Madhi explains how South Africa is lagging behind in vaccinations and how this could affect the newest variant

Ingonyama Trust to get permanent board

Staff members suspended five years ago are now being reinstated

Police were left dangling during July unrest, KZN top cop tells SAHRC

Whoever organised the unrest in response to the pending arrest of Jacob Zuma was responsible for the lethal violence that followed, the KZN police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi said.

Police intelligence surprised by July unrest ‘modus operandi’

Minister of police only receives information from national commissioner that relates to him, commission hears

Petrol jumps over R20 a litre inland

Ahead of travel season, Wednesday’s fuel price hike will push the price of petrol – around R19.50 a litre – to above R20 in Gauteng and other inland provinces

High court allows Freedom Under Law to oppose Hlophe’s review bid

The court found that the organisation’s past history in ensuring the misconduct inquiry against the Western Cape judge president was reopened refuted, rather than supported, Hlophe’s objections

Covid-19 vaccines still protect against severe illness from the Omicron variant

The vast majority of hospital admissions in Gauteng are of unvaccinated people, data from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases shows

Mandatory vaccination on cards as Ramaphosa keeps South Africa on level one lockdown

Ramaphosa calls out world leaders for irrational travel bans as scientists gather evidence on new Omicron variant
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