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Convict Andile Lungisa resists calls to quit city council

Former youth league leader Andile Lungisa cites ANC constitution, and argues assault is not corruption in a bid to keep his party membership

Behind the Covid-19 spiral in the Eastern Cape

‘Port St Johns and Port Elizabeth funerals are the cause of rising numbers,’ says the department of health

Too little too late for Malcolm

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

Cruel warders target trans inmates

A trans woman held in a male prison says she is being harrassed by staff and authorities won’t take her case seriously

Six women show up Madagascar’s infamous justice system

Poor Madagascans are left to rot in prison awaiting trial very often for crimes that they never committed

Prison company stalls court actions

G4S has belatedly sought to prevent the release of medical records of inmates who say they were tortured

Transgender rights: Vital case heads to Equality Court

​The Equality Court in Cape Town will soon hear a groundbreaking case on the rights of transgender prisoners

Jail time for Vicki Momberg sets new precedent

Past cases indicate that verbal crimen injuria is not that serious. But a landmark sentence in South Africa has changed that

Life behind bars: An inspecting judge of prisons unlocks inmates’ stories

South Africa’s jails have one of the lowest percentages of women prisoners in the world – but among the highest number of men

Fire-damaged KZN prison up and running again despite not being fixed

Glencoe wardens are fearing prisoner escapes after the department demanded that they return to duty despite the jail’s near-derelict state

​Gang war drives prison bloodbaths in Brazil

Control over cocaine trafficking routes and markets in Brazil and to the world lies behind the mass killings.

Tortured Mangaung prisoners seek justice

Lawyers for inmates held at the notorious Mangaung prison are suing the state - as well as the British firm that runs the prison - for abuses.

Hope dwindles for women imprisoned in Thailand for drug trafficking

Govt seems reluctant to agree to allow South Africans sentenced abroad to serve part of their sentences at home. Hazel Friedman reports on two cases.

Crime and punishment don’t add up

Life imprisonment sentences cause social harm, are not reducing crime and cost the taxpayer.

Bra Chicks: Cool lessons from the cooler

A drive to a funeral gave insight into a plan to adopt young offenders and guide them back into society.

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Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

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Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

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