Andries Tatane

State fails in Tatane-killing court hearing, claims lawyer

The state had failed as prosecuting body in the trial of seven policemen accused of killing Ficksburg protester Andries Tatane.

Marikana: Farlam must assert his authority

The police's strategy of disclosing as little as possible had been wearing thin and it was off-camera events that took centre stage.

Tatane trial witness has hidden agenda, says lawyer

An officer testifying in the trial of seven others for the death of Andries Tatane has changed his testimony because he was fired, a court has heard.

SABC cameraman under scrutiny in Tatane case

SABC cameraman Filane Chomane has denied refusing to give police a statement on the events leading to Ficksburg protester Andries Tatane's death.

Police ban use of rubber bullets on protesters

Police officers are now not allowed to use rubber bullets or shotguns on protesters after reports of excessive violence being used on demonstrators.

ICD: Rise in police abuse at service delivery protests

Police brutality has become more prevalent at service delivery protests in the past two years, the Independent Complaints Directorate said on Tuesday.

Power corrupts, absolutely

Information is fundamental to all human rights and the 'Secrecy Bill' defies the constitutional right to access to information.

Ficksburg is burning

Since the violent death of Andries Tatane at the hands of police the town has become a hotbed of political instability, writes Kwanele Sosibo.

South African police much too macho

When a population is afraid of its own protectors, all the factors contributing to police-on-civilian violence must be examined.

Police training: Brutality exposed

A <i>Mail & Guardian</i> investigation has turned an alarming spotlight on SAPS's heavy-handed, military-style approach to the training of recruits.

Cops in Tatane assault case granted bail

The eight policemen accused of shooting and assaulting protester Andries Tatane during a protest in Ficksburg have been granted bail in Bloemfontein.

Disillusioned voters snub Ficksburg poll

When the Meqheleng Library was set alight after the murder of Andries Tatane in Ficksburg, only a handful of books survived the fire.


Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders