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Why the Big Fish escape the justice net

The small fish get caught. Jails are used to control the poor and disorderly and deflect attention from the crimes of the rich and powerful.

‘Where the governments see statistics, I see the faces of my friends’

Yvette Raphael describes herself as a ‘professional protester, sjambok feminist and hater of trash’. Government officials would likely refer to her as ‘a rebel’. She’s fought for equality her entire life, she says. And she’s scared of no one

The world’s warriors are under attack, but we must keep on fighting

The murder of Fikile Ntshangase in KwaZulu-Natal was not an isolated incident. Around the globe, from Nigeria to Brazil, environmental activists are similarly being silenced, and it is our duty to continue this struggle

Hlophe says ‘assassination plot’ is a bid to sully his name

Allegations that Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe planned to assassinate his deputy, Patricia Goliath, are leading to further instability on the Cape bench

We must continue George Bizos’s quest for justice

COMMENT: To achieve a fair society, acting in the spirit of the late George Bizos is crucial, not just within the formal legal system, but within every individual

Covid-19 exposes how unfree we all still are

We need to be free from gross inequalities and have a responsibility to change this through compassion, justice and sacrifice

Make corruption reporting meaningful

Critiques of corruption must explicitly disrupt corporate globalism, imperialism, racism, authoritarianism, militarism, elitism and sexism

It’s time for a new year’s revolution at work

We don’t need a better work-life balance, we need a new way of working that doesn’t destroy our souls

Fallist court case isn’t black and white

The ruling on Kanya Cekeshe makes it clear that the law and justice don’t always coincide

Improve schools by having restorative justice and teachers giving learners more

In schools, the restorative approach removes the climate of fear that negatively affects teaching and learning

Rule of law: Security issues undermine SA’s global status

South Africa has been ranked 47th out of 126 countries in the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index

Saying goodbye to Paddy Kearney

Like the Diakonia Centre, its founder lived for social justice and human rights

Justice is a misogynist so it’s little wonder that women get such a raw deal

There are many issues that need to be addressed to make it easier for women to get legal redress

Shutting Rikers would be a major step towards fixing the US’s prisons

New York City’s jail has a long history of being a hotbed of inequality and abuse, which still lingers.

Still no compensation for shooting victim, 20 years later

A police officer’s laxity led to a boy shooting his brother but the family still waits for compensation.

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Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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