Second Prize

Category: Contribution to Civil Rights

Author: Daneel Knoetze

Series: Above the Law

The original publication is available via the following links:

Series: "Tapes reveal secret workings of police disciplinary hearings for murder and brutality cases: 

"'Tubing': The apartheid torture method still being used by SAPS today":

"Massive database of killings by police made public":   

Police Accountability Tracker (interactive website):

"Did SAPS enable a brutal murder by leaving this problem cop unpunished?":

"Watch: Murder in police custody?":  

August, 2021

Viewfinder and Carte Blanche

The mother of a dead child has given Viewfinder access to the tapes of a disciplinary hearing of the police officer accused of killing her son. The officer was found not guilty, though the police watchdog had concluded he had a case of “murder” and “misconduct” to answer. The tapes reveal the inner workings of South African Police Service (SAPS) hearings, from which brutality accused officers routinely emerge unpunished, and from which even the police watchdog is excluded. Read more