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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

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

Real action on gender-based violence a pipe dream as women die every day

Backlogs, booze, testicular cancer — all factors blamed for the apparent ineptitude or unwillingness to tackle a pandemic that is silently killing women all over the country.

Extract: ‘These Are Not Gentle people’ by Andrew Harding

‘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

No justice yet for Viwe Dalingozi

The wheels of justice rolled once more in the murder case against the boyfriend who allegedly set her on fire — only for it to be postponed again

Hachalu Hundessa’s murder sparks unrest in Ethiopia

The singer was a political activist, using his music to advocate for the rights of the Oromo

Dancer and queer rights activist Kirvan Fortuin’s final farewell

The slain dancer and choreographer was so much more than an internationally celebrated artist. They were also a proud queer rights activist and a beloved child and friend

A murder in Congo

What does the decade-old “Congo-case,” involving two Norwegian mercenaries, tell us about residue coloniality in Scandinavia?

Raising men to handle romantic rejection can diminish violence against women

The problem is that men see a break-up as a challenge to their masculinity and would rather get even than get over it

Nine months later and still no suspects in Eastern Cape village rape and murder case

Aviwe Wellem’s violent death shook a village in the Eastern Cape, but the DNA results are still not back and no one has been arrested.

The journalist who was shot in cold blood

Ahmed Divela was one of Ghana’s most fearless investigative journalists. This edited excerpt about his killing is from Faces of Assassination

Every person’s silence against violence gives perpetrators licence to kill

Ongoing hate speech, whether in person, among people or on social media, that is directed at vulnerable groups can lead to violence and death

Too little too late for Malcolm

Doccie Who Killed Malcolm X? has led to a belated reopening of his murder investigation

The heat is on to find global saviours

We face a current crisis unlike any other in history — this one affects everyone everywhere

A safe haven in a sea of sexual violence

Strong policies are not enough – we need secure physical spaces and societal mobilisation

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