Latest articles on Joao Rodrigues

João Rodrigues, apartheid-era crimes and the question of a blanket amnesty

The former Security Branch officer is asking the SCA for a permanent stay of appeal in the prosecution of the murder of Ahmed Timol in 1971

Inquest into Neil Aggett’s death begins

The trade unionist was found hanged in his cell at the John Vorster Square police station in 1982

Can the NPA save face on unresolved apartheid deaths?

Doors have opened for the Timol, Simelane and Aggett families but doubts still linger about the NPA’s behaviour and culpability

Application denied: Rodrigues to stand trial for Timol murder

João ‘Jan’ Rodrigues’ application for a stay of prosecution has been dismissed. He will stand trial for the 1971 murder of activist Ahmed Timol

TRC commissioners demand justice

Former truth and reconciliation commissioners are entering a court battle to see a former policeman prosecuted

Ramaphosa urged to establish judicial inquiry into lack of apartheid prosecutions

Imtiaz Cajee, the nephew of murdered anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol, will recommend an inquiry to probe the capture of the NPA and SAPS

Timol family granted access to oppose apartheid cop’s attempt to ‘escape justice’

The Timol family wants to stop former Security Branch clerk Joao Rodrigues from being granted a permanent stay of prosecution

Activist families fear precedent-setting case by apartheid cop

Families of slain activists are fighting against an apartheid-era cop’s attempt to avoid prosecution permanently

Daughter of apartheid cop accused of Timol’s murder speaks out

Tilana Stander says she has not spoken to her father for years but helped the Timol Foundation find him

Apartheid cop to finally stand trial for Timol murder

João Rodrigues, who is accused of murdering anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol in police custody in 1971, will stand trial in 2019

Timol: New case against security cop

The NPA has, until now, failed to prosecute perpetrators who didn’t get amnesty from the TRC

Apartheid cop accused of ‘delay tactics’ to avoid murder trial

Former apartheid cop Joao Rodrigues is yet to face trial for his alleged role in the death of Ahmed Timol 47 years ago

Timol family hopes for truth from Security Branch policeman

A pre-trial hearing into the torture and murder of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol is set down for Tuesday

Ahmed Timol murder accused granted bail

Rodrigues appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on charges of murder and defeating the ends of justice

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.

Latest

FNB dragged into bribery claims

Allegations of bribery against the bank’s chief executive, Jacques Celliers, thrown up in a separate court case

This is how the SIU catches crooks

Athandiwe Saba talked to the Special Investigating Unit’s Andy Mothibi about its caseload, including 1 000 Covid contracts

Tighter Covid restrictions for N. Mandela Bay — other hotspots may follow

With the number of cases spiralling out of control in hotspots in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape, longer curfews and restrictions on alcohol sales are being implemented

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!