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Chris Hani’s killer denied parole, again

Justice minister says granting parole would negate the severity ascribed to the murder by the court when the assassin was sentenced

Unfinished business: We need self-examination to heal from apartheid

Physical and psychological violence will continue unless we self-reflect on our apartheid scars

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Inside the Security Branch: Torture between brandy and boerewors

A former SB operative, Paul Erasmus, talks about the torture of a young trade unionist, Neil Aggett, and the machinations at John Vorster Square

Cradock Four back to haunt De Klerk

Pressure is mounting on the NPA to charge the former president and others involved in political killings during apartheid

Slice of life: ‘Those people, they have killed Neil’

Most of the workers said his face, it looked like Jesus

Aggett tormentor had a ‘morbid’ obsession — Barbara Hogan

The former minister told the inquest into the trade unionist Neil Aggett’s death that security branch interrogator Stephan Whitehead was voyeuristic

Police torture continues

Allegations of torture highlights the importance of the new national preventive mechanism and the need for independent custody monitoring

‘There were no marks on his neck’, Neil Aggett inquest hears

The trade unionist’s partner at the time he was detained at John Vorster Square says she now believes his death was not a suicide

Inquest into Neil Aggett’s death begins

The trade unionist was found hanged in his cell at the John Vorster Square police station in 1982

Bid for slain Imam Haron’s family to see justice

Fifty years ago, the anti-apartheid activist was killed in police custody. His family fought to survive after his death, and now they want justice.

Bungling Hawks spook Haffejee witness

In early 2018 the witness reversed his decision to give evidence about his last hours alive after the Hawks were 2 weeks late to take his statement

Haffejee inquest: Security branch operative dies days after decision to reopen case

Colonel James Taylor will not be brought to book for his role in the death of Dr Hoosen Haffejee because of delays in getting the case to court

PODCAST: Examining Dr Death

How did a man who headed the apartheid-era chemical and biological warfare program Project Coast manage to stay in business in post-apartheid SA?

SAPS ordered to pay legal fees of security cops accused of murdering MK fighter

SAPS will pay legal costs for three apartheid era security policemen who stand accused of murdering Umkhonto weSizwe fighter Nokuthula Simelane

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