Prisoner Rights


Pollsmoor Remand: “They treated us like animals”

Former detainees tell of being denied chronic medication and contracting diseases like TB while incarcerated in the overcrowded Cape Town facility.

Pakistan grants paraplegic man stay of execution

Abdul Basit, whose legs were paralysed after he contracted meningitis in prison, has been granted a stay of execution.

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.

Pollsmoor prisoners treated ‘worse than animals’

Lice, grime, broken toilets and six-hour waits for visitors: life is tough in Cape Town's Pollsmoor prison.

Still no progress on Mangaung prison abuse claims

The wheels of justice are turning slowly in the case of a Free State jail accused of torturing its inmates.

No escape for abused Mangaung prisoners

Everything is under control at the troubled prison, correctional services assured this week. But the inmates there tell a different, harrowing story.

Let us see our cruelty more clearly

British MPs and lawyers call for more rigorous probes into the abuse and deaths of detainees.

Presumed innocent, rotting in jail

Despite legal reforms, prisoners are spending many years behind bars ­before going on trial.

Mangaung defends antipsychotic injections for prisoners

Antipsychotic injections are necessary to subdue inmates, says medical staff at the Mangaung Correctional Centre.

Probe into Mangaung prison torture nearly complete

A two-pronged probe into allegations of torture at Mangaung prison will be completed in the next two weeks, MPs have been told.

Ndebele: Mangaung prison torture will be investigated

Claims of torture in Mangaung prison will be investigated, says Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele.

Amnesty: Hundreds die in harsh Nigerian prisons

Nearly 1 000 people, mostly suspected Islamist militants, have died in Nigerian prisons in 2013 alone, says Amnesty International.


WATCH IT AGAIN: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on measures to contain Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the continuing efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This included the extension of the national lockdown by another two weeks

More than 900 Americans to be evacuated from South Africa

Three flights are expected to leave South Africa over two days, embassy spokesperson says

Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

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