Independent Complaints Directorate

Police torture continues

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

Anni Dewani murder accused’s torture claim dismissed

The Independent Complaints Directorate has dismissed Anni Dewani murder accused's claims that he was assaulted or tortured while in police custody.

Help, the cops are coming!

South Africa's men and women in blue have been behaving like violent criminals and there is a rot developing within our policing bodies.

Charging of Hawks ‘a breakthrough’

Justice is on the horizon as 12 Hawks members are charged with the torture, assault and murder of Sidwell Mkwambi, three years after his death.

Over 50 cases pending against KZN police unit

The Independent Complaints Directorate is investigating 51 cases against the disbanded Durban Organised Crime unit over death squad allegations.

Rape cases mothballed in Paarl

Widespread allegations of manipulated crime statistics have risen in Paarl but the police officers responsible will probably get away with it.

Cellphone footage shows suspected police brutality

The ICD will investigate a case of police brutality in Vaalwater, Limpopo after cellphone footage of an officer assaulting a suspect surfaced.

Bully cops beware: Police watchdog gets a new set of teeth

The independent police watchdog is getting a new name and greater powers to hold unruly, heavy handed and criminal policemen to account.

Protector’s cash hopes

The public protector is awaiting word from Justice Minister Jeff Radebe over whether they will be allocated more funds as opposed to last year.

Student constable arrested for Soweto teen’s murder

The Independent Complaints Directorate has confirmed the arrest of a student constable accused of killing a teenage boy in Soweto.

Mthethwa: No space for ‘tsotsi-cops’

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has called for a speedy investigation into the alleged shooting of a Soweto teenager by a police officer.

Death in custody raises alarm

Suspicion surrounds the circumstances that led to a man under arrest dying in hospital.


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

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

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