It Could Be You: admission of guilt radio story

artworks-000056414169-96iajp-t500x500When you sign an admission of guilt fine for a light offence did you know that this could mean you are in danger of getting a criminal record?

Palesa Manaleng from Wits Justice Project compiled a radio report with an interview with Palesa Madi from The Centre for Applied Legal Studies investigating the issue of admission of guilt fines and how they can impact us. It was broadcast as part of a show on criminal records on The Wits Justice Show on Thetha FM (100.6).

Listen to the piece on Soundcloud here.

The radio piece is part of WJP’s “It Could Be You” strategy to highlight how certain miscarriages or misunderstandings of the justice system can impact anyone.

WJP hosted an “It Could Be You” event last year in Orange Farm on the troubles of access to justice and the need for a court in the community. For more info on the guest speakers and reactions to the event listen here.

To listen to a past Wits Justice Show broadcast on Thetha FM about the need for a court in Orange Farm listen here.

Also happening in WJP’s radio department:


A person from JICS, Legal Aid and Leeuwkop Prison walk into a production studio…

Today the team of “Prisoners’ Corner” (a Saturday afternoon radio show on Thetha FM aimed at inmates and their families) are coming in to the VoW production studio to record a new programme called “Jail Break”, a panel discussion show developed by WJP that will address pressing issues for inmates.

See more information on the show and the team here.


About witsjusticeproject
The Wits Justice Project combines journalism, advocacy, law and education to make the criminal justice system work better for all.

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