Murder Trial

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

Coligny ‘sunflower’ killers sentenced

Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte will spend 18 and 23 years in jail for murdering a teenager who they claimed stole sunflowers from their farm

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

Dewani ‘perfectionist, calculated and controlling’- defence

Shrien Dewani's defence cross-examines Anni Dewani's cousin, Sneha Mashru, about her testimony to British police after the fatal hijacking in 2010.

Oscar trial: Expert questions state’s evidence

Ballistics expert Thomas Wolmarans highlighted differences between his conclusion and the state's while testifying at Oscar Pistorius's murder trial.

Oscar trial: Defence pathologist won’t testify

A pathologist hired by Oscar Pistorius says he won't testify at the murder trial amid suggestions his post-mortem findings supports the prosecution.

Oscar trial: Nel rips into expert’s testimony

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel criticised evidence presented in Oscar Pistorius's murder trial by defence witness Roger Dixon.

Oscar maintains he intended to shoot an intruder

After a week of testifying, Oscar Pistorius says he was innocent of intentionally shooting his girfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Nel concludes Pistorius cross-examination

Before ending his cross-examination, prosecutor Gerrie Nel questioned Oscar Pistorius over what he heard and did before he shot Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar trial: Pistorius didn’t look at Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius has told court he never looked at Reeva Steenkamp before he rushed to confront a suspected intruder.

More to the Pistorius trial than facile ‘cricket’ commentary

If the accused intended to kill A rather than B but did kill B, murder could be a competent verdict.

Oscar trial: Connecting shots heard to ballistic analysis

The prosecutor has attempted to align what witness Michelle Burger heard to a ballistic analyst's reconstruction of Reeva Steenkamp's last moments.


From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

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