OPINION: Overcoming resistance to social justice

2020-02-20 14:13

Social justice discourses become contaminated if some are made mouth-dead. Without a diversity of views justice is not served optimally, writes Nico Koopman.

Mandy Wiener: Bathohi’s first year could have been better, but it's not bad

2020-02-04 08:00

A large part of Batohi’s job has been about winning over the public and restoring confidence in the organisation. It is about the optics. Her media strategy has been questionable, creating the impression that she is overwhelmed, writes Mandy Wiener.

Mandy Wiener: 2019 the year of restoring justice?

2019-12-19 11:04

Sources within both organisations say relations are poor, undermined by distrust and a fight for control of cases. To a degree, this is hampering investigations into complex commercial crimes but overall, insiders say things are happening and the wheels are turning. Action is happening, writes Mandy Wiener.

Unbelievable - following an outpouring of survivors who prefer not to report their cases, this is how this local attorney could help you reclaim your power

2019-09-03 19:11

"Even with people that you can trust, if the truth is inconvenient, they don’t believe it."

The world needs inclusive justice for all

2019-02-20 05:00

Inclusive justice implies that we seek justice in the framework of intersectionality. That means that we acknowledge the interwovenness of various injustices: racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, ageism, even ecocide, writes Nico Koopman.

10 top priorities in new NDPP Shamila Batohi's inbox

2019-02-02 20:14

Advocate Shamila Batohi on Friday began her term as Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP). Here are ten top priorities that she should tackle.

10 top priorities in new NDPP Shamila Batohi's inbox

2018-12-04 15:43

President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed advocate Shamila Batohi as the new Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP). Here are ten top priorities that she should tackle.

3 ways Zuma could still try to postpone justice in his corruption case

2018-06-05 13:36

Political and legal experts believe that former president Jacob Zuma's court appearance is only the beginning of a long legal battle.

4 ways Zuma could postpone justice in his corruption case

2018-04-06 11:11

Political and legal experts believe that former president Jacob Zuma's court appearance is only the beginning of a long legal battle.

Janusz Walus parole decision must consider Hani's widow - SCA

2017-08-18 15:36

Justice Minister Michael Masutha must take a victim impact statement by Limpho Hani into consideration when deciding anew if her husband’s killer, Janusz Walus, should be released on parole, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled.


Serjeant at the Bar: Ramaphosa needs to do right by Timol, Aggett, Biko and others

2020-02-07 12:56

Why were activists able to summon the sustained courage to defeat a ghastly regime yet today there seems to be so little of the same ingredient in stock to take the difficult decisions, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

ANALYSIS | Shamila Batohi’s NPA: The state of play one year on

2020-01-31 08:44

Public frustration over the lack of prosecutions for those involved in the grand corruption that characterised state capture is understandable, writes Gareth Newham

OPINION: No true reconciliation without restorative justice

2019-12-16 07:00

For us in South Africa, restitution has become a very important aspect of restorative justice, because it is about "restoring a thing to its proper owner", and "the reparation for an injury" as the South African Pocket Oxford Dictionary describes it. In this respect I dare to say that apartheid will not be put to bed until every person has a piece of land or a house, writes Chris Jones.

Justice denied to many through delayed forensic reports

2019-06-19 05:00

There are numerous reports over the last decade about the parlous state of our forensic services including inadequate substandard toxicology laboratories. Yet, government does nothing, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Breathing life into the Scorpions: The right thing to do but a mighty challenge

2019-02-08 08:43

Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement to create the Scorpions 2.0 is the most exciting development in the fight against corruption in a decade. But making it a reality is going to be a mighty challenge, writes Mandy Wiener.

There is no future without justice

2018-12-16 06:00

To blame Tutu, the TRC and the language of forgiveness is to blame those millions of us who make forgiveness cheap, who adhere to forgiveness without repentance and restitution, writes Nico Koopman.

New NPA boss: Advisory panel veers away from the usual appointment process

2018-10-22 20:37

The advisory panel appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to identify and conduct interviews with individuals for the position of the Head of the National Prosecuting Authority has met for the first time.

Two courts just ruled that you can be sued via SMS. Here's what it means.

2018-06-01 15:08

A normal SMS would not do it, but one the provides receipt or verification that the SMS was delivered has legal standing.

What Tutu's ubuntu credo teaches the world about justice and harmony

2017-10-05 08:45

Tutu is often criticised for advocating a kind of reconciliation that lets white beneficiaries of apartheid injustice off the hook. But this criticism isn’t fair, writes Thaddeus Metz.

Legal profession still racist, sexist

2017-07-02 06:00

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has acknowledged that the legal profession in the country is still sexist and that female lawyers remain sidelined in almost all areas of practice.

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