criminal justice system

 
Killer’s life sentence gives family ‘a little peace’
Killer’s life sentence gives family ‘a little peace’
When I close my eyes, I see the picture of her — the way she was when she was murdered — and, ja, I just took a hard knock,” Zubaidah...
Still no compensation for shooting victim, 20 years later
Still no compensation for shooting victim, 20 years later
Close to 20 years ago, then two-year-old Tshireletso Nyeufane was shot in the head by his older brother, who was given a gun to play with by a police...
'Justice system overhaul would mean no more meddling'
'Justice system overhaul would mean no more meddling'
A proposed overhaul of South Africa's justice system will prevent "meddling" with case files, says the high court's Judge Eberhard Bertelsmann.
Doubts over replicating Cup courts successes
Doubts over replicating Cup courts successes
Doubts have been expressed over plans to replicate aspects of World Cup courts which have seen the cases of criminals who have targeted visitors to...
Transformation on the agenda at JSC sitting
Transformation on the agenda at JSC sitting
Transformation of the judiciary was again high on the agenda of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) as it began a marathon sitting in Cape Town...
In pursuit of the Holy Grail ...  the Freedom Charter dream
In pursuit of the Holy Grail ... the Freedom Charter dream
So the African National Congress has won another large majority and Jacob Zuma has obtained the prize he so coveted. Amid the general relief that...
In search of active citizens
In search of active citizens
The manner in which charges against ANC president Jacob Zuma were withdrawn last week reflects the sad heart of our political culture and its...
2008: A year of dogged legal war
2008: A year of dogged legal war
The year 2008 has proved to be disturbing for our constitutional democracy. The country entered the new year with the Polokwane conference casting...
Justice gets a fingerprint
Justice gets a fingerprint
The government has set aside R5-billion for sweeping improvements to the criminal justice system, including a consolidated fingerprint database...
Rape victim draws short straw
Rape victim draws short straw
When Bongani Vilakazi's life sentence for raping an under-age girl was overturned last week by the Supreme Court of Appeal, it was just another...
Elite pacting harms the fight against graft
Elite pacting harms the fight against graft
The rich and powerful are engaged in a relentless struggle to allow their crimes to go unpunished. When the political will to deal with such elite...

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