Bosasa is the ANC's heart of darkness

2018-11-19 08:11

The fact that Ramaphosa's campaign managers and fundraisers thought it was okay to accept a donation from a company that so obviously makes its money from dirty tenders is alarming, writes Adriaan Basson.

Death row inmate asks court to order use of electric chair

2018-10-11 05:17

Attorneys for Tennessee death row inmate Edmund Zagorski have asked a federal court to force the state to use the electric chair to kill him, rather than lethal injection.

Samuel Nndwambi's murder conviction was overturned. But only after he'd spent 12 years in prison

2018-10-03 08:40

"I don't think I will be able to forgive the State… I think there is no justice." - Samuel Ntshavheni Nndwambi, who spent 12 years in jail.

Sun City prisoners accuse staff of cheating them out of canteen money

2018-09-21 08:37

Inmates at Johannesburg's "Sun City" prison have accused staff of profiting at the expense of inmates and withholding profits from canteen sales meant for the prisoners' sport and recreational facilities.

'Sun City' prison inmates go 20 hours between meals

2018-01-31 05:29

Fourteen inmates of Johannesburg 'Sun City' Medium B prison have told the South Gauteng High Court that there was a gap of up to 20 hours between the last meal of the day and breakfast.

Oscar Pistorius injured in prison brawl over phone

2017-12-12 11:38

Former Paralympic champion and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has been injured in a prison brawl over the use of a public phone, a prison official says.

Brits prison official kills herself after intimate photos with inmate go public

2017-10-17 09:40

A correctional services official at the Losperfontein Correctional Centre in Brits has committed suicide after pictures of her kissing an inmate surfaced.

Oscar Pistorius to spend the night in hospital

2017-08-03 18:59

Oscar Pistorius will be kept in hospital overnight following medical examinations believed to be related to chest pains.

Oscar Pistorius marks 1 year in prison with a 'positive attitude'

2017-07-06 11:10

"It is going very well with Oscar Pistorius," the Department of Correctional Services says, as he marks one year in prison.

Justice minister admits huge backlog of parole cases

2017-07-03 07:03

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha has admitted that there is a huge backlog in consideration of lifers for parole.


The state of our prisons: Overcrowding, suicides and shortage of care for mental illness

2018-10-15 07:12

Overcrowding remains a serious problem in South African prisons and the situation of mentally-ill inmates has become urgent in light of recent deaths.

Wrongfully convicted men struggle to get compensation

2018-10-09 13:06

"The state arrested me unlawfully and they don’t care about how my life is affected."

WATCH: 127 inmates receive qualifications at inspirational graduation ceremony

The Department of Correctional Services handed out 127 qualifications, including one master's degree, to graduating offenders. Watch.

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KZN men awarded R3.6m after 7-year prison ordeal before acquittal

2018-08-21 12:35

Two KwaZulu-Natal men, who spent just short of seven years in custody before being acquitted of charges of rape and other crimes, have each been awarded R3.6m in damages.

'High risk' ex-prison boss paroled to be under house arrest, for now

2017-12-13 13:54

Controversial former deputy director at the Pietermaritzburg prison Russel Ngubo — jailed for the murder of two IFP members in Impendle in 1998 — has been released on parole.

3 prisoners escape from Polokwane holding cells, manhunt launched

2017-11-21 10:42

Three awaiting trial prisoners – including a man on trial for allegedly helping businessman Rameez Patel murder his mother – have escaped from police holding cells in Polokwane, Limpopo police have said.

Five of 20 prisoners involved in daring escape arrested

2017-08-24 08:21

Gauteng police say they have re-arrested five of the 20 prisoners involved in a daring escape after a group of armed men ambushed their vehicle while en route to prison.

Prisoners relocated after riot at correctional facility

2017-07-10 08:17

A number of inmates at prisons involved in protests against the Department of Correctional Services have been transferred to different sections of their prisons or moved to isolation.

Kgosi Mampuru II warder and prisoner injured during riot

2017-07-03 15:09

The Department of Correctional Services says a Kgosi Mampuru II official and a prisoner were injured after violence erupted at the correctional facility.

Maverick 'Sun City' prison officials may be stripped of duties

2017-06-26 15:05

At least 13 prison officials are expected to be suspended after explicit photographs depicting prisoners with scantily-clad women surfaced on social media over the weekend.

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