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“Today is a waste of time” prosecutor in Thabo Bester case tells court

21 February 2024 | ARTICLE

By Daniel Steyn and Becker Semela

Thabo Bester (left) with co-accused Motenyane Masukela in court on Wednesday. Photos: Becker Semela The pre-trial conference in the Thabo Bester escape case has been postponed to 5 June. The prosecu...

2023 in Photos: From the high of winning the World Cup to a devastating inner city fire

18 December 2023 | ARTICLE

By GroundUp Staff

Springbok rugby captain Siya Kolisi takes a selfie with fans outside the City Hall in Cape Town. The Springboks toured the country to celebrate their World Cup win. Photo: Matthew Hirsch Protesting ...

No sign of accountability for Thabo Bester’s escape

11 December 2023 | ARTICLE

By Daniel Steyn and Marecia Damons

Convicted rapist and murderer Thabo Bester escaped from Mangaung Correctional Centre in May 2022. Archive photo: Becker Semela In April ministers, G4S representatives and top police and prison offic...

Here are the 2023 Vodacom journalism award winners

1 December 2023 | ARTICLE

By GroundUp Staff

Marecia Damons and Daniel Steyn show their Journalist of the Year awards won jointly with Jeff Wicks from News24. Photo supplied The 2023 Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards were held in Johannesbu...

Nandipha Magudumana’s latest bail attempt fails

7 November 2023 | ARTICLE

By Tania Broughton

It was another legal setback for Nandipha Magudumana on Tuesday when she failed to convince a judge that she should be granted bail. Magudumana had approached the Bloemfontein High Court in an appeal...

Thabo Bester escape: trial to start in February 2024

11 October 2023 | ARTICLE

By Daniel Steyn and Becker Semela

The charges against Tieho Makhotsa (left) and Nastassja Jansen (centre) were withdrawn in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. Zanda Moyo (in the blue top) will remain in custody along w...

Book extract: How Thabo Bester murdered Nomfundo Tyhulu

11 October 2023 | ARTICLE

By Marecia Damons and Daniel Steyn

Here is an extract from The Thabo Story: The Facebook Rapist, the Celebrity Doctor and the Escape from Cell 35, by GroundUp reporters Marecia Damons and Daniel Steyn. The book goes on sale on Wednesd...

Bester and Magudumana threaten court action to stop book release

11 October 2023 | ARTICLE

By GroundUp Staff

Thabo Bester and Nandipha Magudumana in court on 8 August 2023. Photo: Becker Semela NB Publishers, GroundUp News, and several booksellers received a letter of demand on Friday afternoon from law fir...

GroundUp reporters win prestigious journalism award

17 September 2023 | ARTICLE

By Nathan Geffen

Marecia Damons addresses the Nat Nakasa Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening in Johannesburg. Photo from South African National Editors Forum Twitter stream Marecia Damons and Daniel Steyn, GroundUp’s...

Nandipha Magudumana denied bail

11 September 2023 | ARTICLE

By Daniel Steyn

Nandipha Magudumana lost her bid to be released from jail at the Bloemfontein Magistrates’ Court on Monday. She is expected to remain behind bars until she appears with her 11 other co-accused in Oct...