23 May 2015, 07:28:13

‘Mandela Rules’ on prisoner treatment adopted at UN forum

The United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice adopted crucial revisions of 60-year-old international standards on treatment of prisoners at a meeting on Friday in Vienna‚ which Amnesty International said could herald in a new era of respect for prisoners’ human rights.

Court officials in the dock for selling dockets

Seven Randburg Magistrate’s Court officials including a prosecutor appeared in court this week on charges of corruption for allegedly selling dockets.

Why Sowetans won't pay for electricity

The installation of prepaid electricity meters has led to family feuds as families battle to keep up with the rising cost of living.

EFF MP 'threatened to kill Marikana woman'

Economic Freedom Fighters MP Primrose Sonti has lodged a legal battle to stay out of jail for allegedly threatening to kill a Marikana resident and burn down her house.

Witch hunts intensify in Limpopo's Musina

The spate of witch-hunts launched by Musina residents continued when a church run by the relative of a man who confessed to being a witch was attacked.

Shembe witness a ' snake'

The key witness in the leadership dispute of the Nazareth Baptist Church, Mqoqi Ngcobo, the chief of the Qadi clan at Inanda, yesterday fingered church secretary Chansey Sibisi as being instrumental in dividing the church.

Hardened cons might be set free

A MAN who took part in the brutal murder of a child whose private parts, liver and heart were cut off for muthi is among prisoners who want to be paroled.

Man shot over a pair of Carvela shoes

Cops allegedly shot him in the leg after accusing him of wearing a pair of expensive stolen Carvela shoes. Now the man wants compensation.

Send violent pupils to special schools - Sadtu

The South African Democratic Teachers' Union plans to lobby for the establishment of special schools for violent pupils.

Teacher shames pregnant pupil

A teacher is set to face the music after she allegedly forced a nine months pregnant pupil to sit on the cold cement floor for long periods as a punishment.
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