Judge Nathan Erasmus noted that a psychiatrist had found Mafe to be delusional and described his behaviour as ‘strange and inappropriate’
A psychiatric report however says Mafewas not aware of his conduct when he set the national assembly building alight
Former detainees tell of being denied chronic medication and contracting diseases like TB while incarcerated in the overcrowded Cape Town facility.
Pollsmoor prison restaurant serves the Cape Town public food. Milisuthando Bongela reflects on the ethics of running a prison restaurant.
The interactions with the convicts were a highlight of the occasion. They seemed to be in very high spirits.
Ruth Hopkins interviewed five women who are or were jailed in Pollsmoor Prison. They spoke of being traumatised by the appalling conditions.
Former inmates tell of being denied chronic medication and contracting diseases such as TB while incarcerated in the overcrowded Cape Town prison.
The prison may have to clean up its act if an interdict launched by civil society that challenges the life-threatening conditions succeeds.
At least 4 000 inmates are being evacuated from Pollsmoor prison after at least one prisoner died from a disease related to rat infestation.
Lice, grime, broken toilets and six-hour waits for visitors: life is tough in Cape Town’s Pollsmoor prison.
Deputy Minister of Correctional Services Thabang Makwetla claims that prisoners in SA have access to better healthcare. Africa Check investigates.
"The Outsiders" – a play performed by inmates and parolees – makes a strong point about the reintegration of offenders into society.
Former Hard Livings leader Staggie is being helped by Pastor Ivan Waldeck. But the fact that Waldeck was once a member of the same gang irks police.
World TB Day is on March 24: We look at plans to curb the disease’s spread – in prisons and beyond.
But overcrowded prisons such as Pollsmoor may not be able to address their healthcare deficits. Niren Tolsi reports.
The Cape Town government may shut down a facility that gives hope to boys whom society has shunned. Ilham Rawoot reports.
In February 2011, there were 861 children in prison, under the age of 18, and 54 075 youth between the ages of 18 and 25.
The correctional services department owes about R1.3-billion in damages to prisoners and former inmates for bodily injury and rape while in prison.
The story of a ruined man’s lone legal battle reveals the dangerous conditions that prevail at the Western Cape prison.
Jameela Jacobs was one of the few but growing number of women in gangs. She spoke to Ilham Rawoot about ended up spending half of her life in prison.
Pollsmoor Prison has provided South Africa’s first unit dedicated to ensuring babies in lock-up are not punished for their mothers’ crimes.
Rude patrons should steer clear of Pollsmoor
restaurant as there are metal knives and forks.
Cape Town’s maximum-security Pollsmoor prison has launched a TV talent search for offenders as part of its rehabilitation programme.