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Escapees still at large amid negligence allegations at Tshwane prison

The escape of violent offenders has exposed a slew of alleged negligent deaths at Kgosi Mampuru prison

Andile Lungisa: Early parole for the house of truth

Disgraced Nelson Mandela Bay councillor Andile Lungisa calls for a change of leadership in the ANC immediately after being released on parole

Agrizzi too ill to be treated at Bara?

The alleged crook’s “health emergency” — if that is what it is — shows up the flaws, either in our health system or in our leadership as a whole

Vincent Smith the first to head to court after blitz of Hawks arrests

Former ANC MP Vincent Smith has appeared in the specialised commercial crimes court on charges of corruption and fraud

Another ANC member hands himself over to the police

Former ANC MP hands himself over to the police in connection with Bosasa kickbacks, with more arrests expected

Merchants of despair

When imprisonment becomes a business, the profit motive rears its head at the expense of the good of the prisoners. Three recent books deal with the murky workings of the prison-industrial complex in South Africa

Covid-19 is a grave threat in prisons

Inspectorate finds serious overcrowding at ‘Sun City’ centre, putting inmates at risk of Covid-19

Police officers, prison officials and inmates in isolation as Covid-19 hits correctional services

Covid-19 has entered the police and corrective system, with the Eastern Cape hit hard

Covid-19 hits prison system

A warder at a correctional facility has tested positive for Covid-19, sparking concerns about the effects of the pandemic on the whole system

#FeesMustFall activist elated after his house arrest conditions have been relaxed

Bonginkosi Khanyile says not having police coming to his house everyday is a step forward for him gaining his freedom

Masutha announces suspension of official following probe into Bosasa contract

This follows an internal probe into the irregular procurement of the services of Global Technology Solutions, formerly Bosasa

Masutha to shed light on Bosasa contracts

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha is expected to speak about his department’s contracts with embattled company Bosasa

Bosasa ran DCS into the ground — Bloem

Dennis Bloem recounted how “havoc” reigned over the department under Linda Mti and his predecessor Khulekani Sithole

COPE MP to ‘back up’ Agrizzi testimony at Zondo commission

Dennis Bloem was the chairperson of Parliament’s correctional services oversight committee

The Bosasa tally: R12-billion

That’s what the company scored over 15 years, allegedly through corruption and bribery

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