Striking the balance in the justice system

Correcting offenders, while respecting their dignity, is vital to our constitutional democracy

The case for not punishing drug users

We need to reinvent the system so we can address the reasons for abuse, rather than punishing individuals

EDITORIAL: Justice must be seen to be done – in court not online

Judges should expect their judgments to be robustly debated, trashed even if it is warranted

Justice fails when too much is at stake

A large number of cases related to domestic violence are being withdrawn. Prosecutors explain why.

Protests expected as alleged ‘Dros rapist’ appears in court

Among the groups expected to protest are nonprofit organisation #Notinmyname, the ANCWL, the Economic Freedom Fighters and the Democratic Alliance

‘Conflicted’ judge refuses to leave Prasa

Unless the president shifts Adv Tintswalo Makhubele's appointment as judge to April 1, her continued stay at Prasa may be deemed to be in breach

No end to the legal challenges

'As with previous similar challenges, the ANC itself supported those who opposed the application'

JZ questions using courts for political disputes

President Zuma has accused opposition parties of displaying behaviour that is “counter to democracy” by using the courts to settle political scores.

​The NPA’s annual report figures show a troubled criminal justice system

Conviction rates are high, but backlogs are mounting and key crime cases are languishing.

Let’s redirect our Oscar Pistorius outrage to the broken and unbalanced justice system

Editorial: Even if Pistorius goes to jail for the rest of his life, it won’t fix the broken, failing and unbalanced justice system.

Botswana appeals court judge had several offshore accounts – #PanamaLeaks

Several African leaders have been linked to the Panama Papers leak, including the president of the Court of Appeal in Botswana.

New sentence may be end of the road for Oscar

The appeal court's murder ruling is not based on a controversial principle, so his options are limited.


Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it