The upcoming elections are a vital opportunity to return safety and equality to our communities
‘These Are Not Gentle People’ is an account, by Andrew Harding, the BBC correspondent in South Africa, of a murder in Parys, in the Free State, and what happened next. This extract is the book’s first chapter
Inordinate delays to urgent litigation that is in the public interest must be reduced, if not eliminated, writes Paul Hoffman.
The Oscar Pistorius trial raises questions of whether his skin colour played a role in the lenient sentence he got for killing his girlfriend.
Justice Minister Jeff Radebe has defended the NPA’s record by saying he is satisfied that the prosecuting body is doing a good job.
Taxpayers foot the bill for more than 2 000 employees at empty World Cup courts.
It was conceived in passion, praised as being ahead of its time, grown with wisdom, damaged, lost, found, rebuilt and finally signed into law.
Willie Hofmeyr may not be someone to compromise his principles, but compromise is one of his principles.
What are the ”progressive values of our Constitution”? Human dignity, equality and freedom. This is not what politicians say with changing agendas.
Communities are nervous about the handing over of control of communally owned land to traditional leaders for administration.
Enver Surty describes his new job as walking into the eye of the storm. Sello S Alcock caught up with the new justice minister in Cape Town.
As the global markets have gone into meltdown, South Africa is relatively isolated — but only relatively.
The success of the Jacob Zuma application took many by surprise. To be fair, the lengthy and reasoned judgement is hardly without legal controversy.
The NPA will be lucky to bring new criminal charges against ANC president Jacob Zuma before late 2010, legal experts said this week.
Heath called the appeal ”bizarre”, saying the NPA ”soldier on for a cause which can only be their own”.
Last week’s judgement in the Jacob Zuma corruption trial has several potentially far-reaching implications.
Our ombudsman, Franz Krüger, assesses the furore around Zapiro’s cartoon of Zuma and the rape of justice.
What do Jacob Zuma, lion feeder Mark Scott-Crossley and Linda Mti have in common?
We must assert the truth in a rational manner and refrain from using exaggerated language in so doing.
Child witnesses are often made to confront their assailants, write Anita Funke and Sandiso Phaliso.
ANC Youth League President Julius Malema defends his recent statement at a Youth Day rally, and says he was just misunderstood.
Huge gaps in the state’s case against 2010 Soccer World Cup head of security Linda Mti have raised concerns that his trial was ”cooked”.