Presidential Pardons

Pardon me, Mr President

The exercise of the presidential pardon promises to be a heavily contested political arena.

Constitutional Court upholds pardons decision

Constitutional Court upholds decision interdicting president from granting pardons to perpetrators of political violence without consulting victims.

ANC: Pardons are president’s prerogative

The African National Congress (ANC) had not discussed presidential pardons with President Jacob Zuma, it said on Sunday.

De Lille: President should not have power to pardon

The president should not have the power to grant pardons, Independent Democrats Leader Patricia De Lille said on Sunday.

Winnie criticises possible De Kock pardon

ANC MP and struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has criticised the possibility of former Vlakplaas head Eugene de Kock receiving a pardon.

White power at work: no pardon for De Kock

Author and journalist Christi van der Westhuizen argues that attempts to secure a presidential pardon for Eugene de Kock is white power at work.

Towards an anatomy of violence

Eugene de Kock's actions should not be reduced to 'evil', argues author and lecturer Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, who once interviewed the man.

Presidency confirms Shaik pardon application

After many mixed messages, the presidency has confirmed receiving an application for a presidential pardon from convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik.

DA proposes Bill on presidential pardons

In order to avoid accusations of bad faith being made against the president, the DA has put forward a private member's Bill on presidential pardons.

Let Prime Evil go

I feel sorry for Eugene de Kock. From where I'm sitting the man shouldn't have had to spend one day in prison.

Presidency quashes talk of pardons

The Presidency on Sunday denied considering any applications for presidential pardons amid an outcry from political parties and the media.

Bush avoids big-name pardons, for now

An award-winning rapper and a Detroit policeman facing cocaine and money laundering charges are among the first to have won a pardon.


Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

The solitary choreography of solo prayer

Covid-19 transmissions in mosques and churches have complicated our relationships with them

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories