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Wrongfully convicted men struggle to get compensation

“The state arrested me unlawfully and they don’t care about how my life is affected”

By Aidan Jones - 9 October 2018
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Lottery money goes to waste as school falls apart

R28.3 million handed over to a boxing promoter with no experience in construction

By Kaizer Nengovhela and Raymond Joseph - 5 October 2018

Samuel Nndwambi’s murder conviction was overturned. But only after he spent 12 years in prison

He says he can never forgive the state

By Aidan Jones - 2 October 2018
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Michael Komape’s family to appeal Limpopo High Court’s decision

Family is seeking nearly R3 million in damages

By Ciaran Ryan - 31 May 2018
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Understanding the Michael Komape judgment

It’s a setback for the family, but it will help the campaign to end pit toilets in schools

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 10 May 2018
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Dismay as judge dismisses damages claim for child who drowned in pit toilet

“Failure to award damages in this case stands in contrast to the damages that were awarded” to Life Esidimeni families, says SECTION27

By Ciaran Ryan - 23 April 2018
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Bereaved father starts drive to fix Limpopo schools

“I don’t want my son to be forgotten. I want his name and memory to live on.”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 20 March 2018
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Michael Komape died because he was a rural African child, says lawyer

Court asked to compel state to fix “dire” state of school sanitation

By Ciaran Ryan - 2 February 2018
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Day 12: Lawyers for Michael Komape’s family demand compensation for grief

State admits liability; court to decide how much money to award the family

By Ciaran Ryan - 1 February 2018
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Day 11: Court hears of witness to Michael Komape’s death

Boy who drowned in toilet could have been found sooner

By Ciaran Ryan - 28 November 2017
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Day 10: Calls for help from Michael Komape’s school unanswered for years

Former principal’s testimony supports the family’s claim against the state

By Ciaran Ryan - 27 November 2017
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Day 9: State offered a pauper’s burial for Michael Komape

Department of Education contests that it could have fixed dilapidated toilets

By Ciaran Ryan - 23 November 2017
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Day 8: Education department had funds to fix toilet in which Michael Komape drowned

Expert witness gives damning testimony against Limpopo government

By Ciaran Ryan - 22 November 2017
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Day 7: Limpopo education department a “quagmire” of maladministration

“We drew attention to life-threatening situations in schools … it is not good enough to say there is no budget.”

By Ciaran Ryan - 21 November 2017
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Day 6: Court hears of terrible condition of Limpopo’s school toilets

Photographs shows that the school toilets where Michael Komape died were in poor condition

By Ciaran Ryan - 20 November 2017
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Day 5: Psychologist describes suffering of drowned boy’s family

Mother distant and withdrawn, battles with ongoing sadness and depression

By Ciaran Ryan - 17 November 2017