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Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Inside the Security Branch: Torture between brandy and boerewors

A former SB operative, Paul Erasmus, talks about the torture of a young trade unionist, Neil Aggett, and the machinations at John Vorster Square

Slice of life: ‘Those people, they have killed Neil’

Most of the workers said his face, it looked like Jesus

Aggett tormentor had a ‘morbid’ obsession — Barbara Hogan

The former minister told the inquest into the trade unionist Neil Aggett’s death that security branch interrogator Stephan Whitehead was voyeuristic

Suicide or not, police killed Aggett

The trade unionist was interrogated by the police and, 70 days later, was found dead in his cell

Police torture continues

Allegations of torture highlights the importance of the new national preventive mechanism and the need for independent custody monitoring

‘There were no marks on his neck’, Neil Aggett inquest hears

The trade unionist’s partner at the time he was detained at John Vorster Square says she now believes his death was not a suicide

Failure to investigate TRC cases during the Mandela era delayed justice, Aggett inquest hears

Counsel for late trade unionist Neil Aggett’s family decries the slow pace of instituting an inquest into his death

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

NPA to re-examine Neil Aggett’s death

The Minister of Justice announced that an investigation will reopen over the death of Aggett's death

No gain without pain, says Cyril’s capitalist comrade

Colin Coleman and Cyril Ramaphosa go way back, and the Goldman Sachs banker has the ear of ANC policy gurus

Apartheid culture of police brutality still alive today

The anniversary of the death of Neil Aggett is a poignant reminder that police brutality is still happening in post-apartheid South Africa.

History stalks the torturers who drove Neil Aggett to suicide

The case against Neil Aggett’s interrogator could set an important precedent for restorative justice.

Questions raised as Hawks probe Neil Aggett’s death

New details about the investigation into Neil Aggett's death raises questions about the state's commitment to justice in the case.

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