Death Penalty

Death penalty won’t stop sexual violence

It will take the end of patriarchy and an efficient justice system to jail more offenders

MPs must kill the anti-gay Bill in Uganda

Proposed legislation imposes the death penalty for gay sex or ‘recruitment’. But love is not a crime

The death penalty won’t end gender-based violence

Our solutions to the epidemic of men murdering and raping women cannot be grounded in the same hyper-masculine violence they serve to address

Hanged by the state but icons to the youth

Chidhumo was Zim’s most notorious felon, so why has popular culture lionised him?

Mourners’ emotional vigil for victims of US synagogue attack

The assault on the 150-year-old congregation was the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in recent US history

Botswana hangs on to the death penalty

Most of Africa is abandoning the death penalty but Botswana — an affluent, landlocked, diamond-exporting state — is among the leading exceptions

Mob justice: ‘Yes, I would join in to protect my community’

The Daily Vox asked Jo'burgers what their thoughts are on vigilantism and whether the death penalty should be brought back

Africa must move away from the death penalty

Sudden surge in death sentences in Nigeria raises concern as unsafe convictions are common.

It’s torture living on death row

Lawsuits on the constitutionality of lethal injection have trapped Tennessee, US, inmates in perpetual limbo.

Editorial – Death sentence won’t stop crime

Frustration leads some people to long for the death sentence, but capital punishment would do nothing against the causes of crime.

Editorial: Fuelling the fire of vigilantism

Is the media's reporting on events such as the Diepsloot deaths with a rush to classify the potential culprits as foreigners feeding xenophobia?

Zimbabwe finds new hangman, Amnesty fears new executions

Amnesty International says it fears Zimbabwe will resume executions after prison officials were quoted saying they have found a new hangman.

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eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

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

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

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