18 people charged over Hermanus protest to apply for bail

A group of 18 people will apply for bail in the Hermanus Magistrate’s Court on Monday after being charged for crimes related to a protest earlier this month. Zwelihle Renewal Committee member Theron Mqhu faces charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances, attempted murder and public violence. The others face charges[…]

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Crimes commited with impunity in prisons: researcher

Crimes are being committed in South Africa’s prisons with impunity, a researcher said at a Judicial Inspectorate of Correctional Services’ (JICS) seminar on prison assault and torture on Thursday. “What is the Department of Correctional Services doing about it?” asked a frustrated Gwen Dereymaeker of the University of the Western[…]

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