Police Torture

Police torture continues

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

Time to stop shocking us into submission

Shock and stun devices as used by the police should be regulated, if only because South Africa has the obligation to respect human rights.

Court damns Krejcir investigation

A judge has condemned the lies and actions of a senior police officer assigned to the case.

Torture is still widespread in South Africa

June 26 is the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. There should be no more police torture in South Africa, yet it continues.

M&G Newsroom: March 4 2013

We discuss police brutality, former crime intelligence member Solly Lazarus and Chris Roper tells us about the South by Southwest conference.

Campaign to stop torture and cruelty

South Africa's failure to criminalise torture in domestic law leaves many citizens vulnerable to gross human rights abuses while in state custody.

Prisons minister visits ‘torture victim’

Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula visited the alleged torture victim, saying ill treatment of inmates would not be tolerated.

ICD probes torture complaints against Belville cops

The Independent Complaints Directorate is investigating complaints of torture against the Organised Crime Unit at Belville South in the Western Cape.

Nigerian police kill and torture suspects, claims report

Many members of the Nigerian police are more likely to commit crimes than prevent them, a report released on Tuesday claimed.

Hawks in new torture scandals

Members of the crime-fighting unit have again been accused of unethical practices.

Press Releases

UKZN scientists make the grade

Dr Veron Ramsuran and Dr Lenine Liebenberg have been named in the African Academy of Science's top 40 list.

Wellcome Trust award goes to UKZN mental health champion

Dr Andr? J van Rensburg, a senior researcher in UKZN's Centre for Rural Health, received the Wellcome Trust Discretionary Award.

MTN gears up to deliver improved customer service

On 28 January, the first batch of MTN contract customers will be migrated onto the new customer service platform.

Request for expression of interest on analysis of quality and outcome indicators for regional and district hospitals in Lesotho

Introduction The Ministry of Health of Lesotho with the support of the World Bank funded Nutrition and Health Systems Strengthening...

MiX Telematics enhances in-vehicle video camera solution

The company has launched the gold MiX Vision Bureau Service, which includes driver-coaching tools to ensure risky driver behaviour can be addressed proactively and efficiently.

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity