“I will be the first person to go to Zimbabwe if a new government is installed next week”
Within the bill of rights of the Constitution of South Africa there is a section which outlines a set of separate, additional rights for children. Section 28 provides a stronger set of rights for children than for adults, including the right for a child not to be detained except as a measure of last resort, recently explored in the Constitutional Court judgement in the Radhuva case. Are children in South Africa being held in adult prisons for too long and are they being rehabilitated?
The chief executives of the gold mines who are appealing against the historic silicosis judgement are extremely rich and globally powerful men, and what they say and do will have a major impact on who bears the cost of this disease, writes Pete Lewis.