SABC Digital News and WJP Radio work together


Farouk Meyer and Oscar Pistorius (credit: SABC)

The Wits Justice Project has been following the case of Farouk Meyer for several years. His story is characterized by murder, guns, police tampering and contamination of evidence. He was released in February.

This week SABC Digital News ran a radio piece, produced by WJP, on his story and the eerie similarities his case has to that of Oscar Pistorius.

You can listen to the report on-line here.

Be sure to pick up The Star on Monday for the print piece on Farouk by Kyla Herrmannsen.


Also happening on in the WJP radio department:

Racism in jail tackled

Tomorrow on prison show “Jail Break” (produced by WJP and Thetha FM) the team are looking at racism in jail and how it can be stopped.

Presenters Kabelo Keogatile and Vusi Mthombeni will interview JJ Mashiane from the South African Prisoners Organisation for Human Rights (SAPOHR) and Mohlolo Kgopane from the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services (JICS). They will tackle how pervasive racism can be when inside.

The show is broadcast on Thetha FM (100.6) every Saturday at 13:15. It is aimed at inmates and their families.


On the podcast:

For the podcast this week we go back to The Wits Justice Show on Thetha FM. Presenter Sibusiso Sibisi looks at when court postponements are appropriate and when they can be abused with the help of Legal Aid.

The Wits Justice Show is a weekly radio show on Alex FM (89.1) and Thetha FM (100.6) broadcast in English, Zulu and Sotho. It deals with miscarriages of justice and gives advice on how people can navigate through the justice system in general.

Listen to the show here.

Some of the best episode of The Wits Justice Show on Thetha FM can be found here.

Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes here.



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

One Response to SABC Digital News and WJP Radio work together

  1. Inspired..:) says:

    You Guys are exceptionally amazing for what you do for these vulnerable people, As a future attorney I wish I will be able to assist some way or the other, I have been to the Johannesburg Correctional Center for 13 consecutive weeks and I have a different view of Prisoners and their rights…Good luck with all Your Future Work…:)

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