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About Ruth Hopkins

Ruth Hopkins is an investigative journalist with the Wits Justice Project, started in 2008 to investigate the plight of those locked up in South Africa’s prisons. The Wits Justice Project is part of Journalism Department of the University of Witwatersrand.  

Articles by Ruth Hopkins

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

G4S abuses in South African prison still ignored

Investigations and reports into allegations of widespread human-rights violations at G4S-run Mangaung prison have stalled. Can anyone wrangle the private security behemoth? 

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