On 16 August, 2012, a week of bloody clashes at the Lonmin platinum mine in the North West’s Marikana ended with police opening fire on a crowd of striking workers and killing 34 of them. The most lethal use of state force in post-apartheid South Africa’s history, the Marikana massacre[…]
The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture has heard how former CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) Lucky Montana allegedly acquired several properties with the help of Precise Trade and Investment, a company owned by Loubser Van der Walt. According to the report, Van der Walt[…]
Former president Jacob Zuma is expected to appear at the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture on Monday, with the City of Johannesburg’s metro police at the ready for the crowds of supporters and detractors who usually show up. “The JMPD’s role … is to monitor the[…]
The TRC Victims Family Group has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to establish a commission of inquiry into the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) because many cases from the Apartheid era remain untouched. The group includes families of the late Imam Abdullah Haron, Steve Biko, Chief Albert Luthuli as well as[…]
The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture is expected to resume in Parktown, Johannesburg on Thursday. The Commission will hear the testimony of former ANC MP, Dennis Bloem, who is expected to clarify some issues in former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor‘s evidence. Mentor told the commission that after she met[…]
Following widespread calls for decisive action to address the senseless child killings in the province, Premier Helen Zille will convene a meeting of NGOs specializing in child protection. More than 20 children have been murdered in the Western Cape since the start of the year, and in most cases, the[…]
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