Instead of relying on a jury of peers, the South African justice system makes provision for assessors. They are highly skilled, legally trained people selected by the judge, if he or she feels the need. In the Oscar Pistorius trial, there are two assessors, who may overrule the judge on a verdict when it comes to the facts of the case.
As Public Protector Thuli Madonsela prepares to release a final report on an investigation into allegations of maladministration in relation to President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, we answer some frequently asked questions about the office of the Public Protector.
Khensani Primary School was once just another statistic in South Africa's challenging education environment: run down, falling apart, and no place for children to learn. But Dr Fannie Sebolela has turned into the top performing school in the Tshwane District. It is no small achievement.