Bail is an important judiciary practice in democratic South Africa; it is premised on the basis that there is a presumption of innocence. To understand bail holistically, we consider its legal application and interpretation as well as other intriguing aspects including what happens with bail money, your options if your socio-economic reality is such that you cannot afford bail; how the law interprets bail applications for minors and undocumented persons… We engage in dialogue with Stanley Malematja, attorney at the Right to Protest Project and Bricks Mokolo, paralegal at Citizen Justice Project to unpack these and other issues.