Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry into Policing

In 2014, Judge Kate O'Regan and Advocate Vusi Pikoli chaired a commission of inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha. GroundUp covered the inquiry in depth. Here are our reports as well as contributed opinion pieces from the inquiry.

New police station finally opens in Khayelitsha, ending a nearly 20-year wait

Construction of a permanent station in Makhaza will start next year, says Bheki Cele


News | 17 May 2024

Nearly two decades later, Makhaza police station is finally set to open soon

Meanwhile the community is being serviced by a 24-hour patrol and a mobile unit


News | 11 December 2023

Two decades later Khayelitsha community is finally getting a police station - but it’s only temporary

This comes nearly nine years after the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry into policing recommended that a new station be built in Makhaza


News | 29 March 2023

Bid to speed up ruling on police resources fails

Constitutional Court says it does not have jurisdiction on matter


News | 20 July 2022

Makhaza might wait another four years for promised police station

Bheki Cele’s 2018 promise will not be kept until 2025-6


Brief | 18 May 2022

Makhaza finally gets a temporary police station

Police say construction of a permanent police station still on the cards for Khayelitsha


Brief | 2 November 2021

Seven years after the Khayelitsha Commission, policing is worse than ever, say residents

Community wants police minister and other government departments to account for lack of action on commission’s recommendations


News | 26 August 2021

Khayelitsha residents want to know exactly when they will get the police station they were promised

Land for the Makhaza police station was identified already in 2004


News | 16 April 2021

Two crime hotspots still without permanent police stations

Five years after Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry, recommendation to build new station still not implemented


News | 27 September 2019

Still no police station five years after Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry into policing

Police ministry and SAPS continue to fail the vulnerable and the poor, says activist


Brief | 26 August 2019

Macassar residents collecting complaints against police

“People would rather resolve an issue themselves than wait for police”


News | 5 June 2019

Court rules that allocation of police in Western Cape is discriminatory

Victory for Social Justice Coalition may result in poorer areas getting more officers

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Brief | 14 December 2018

Charges dismissed against three men accused of murdering Zanele Sandlana

Magistrate’s decision greeted with tears by protesters


News | 27 June 2018

Area with most murders in the country will wait until 2023 for another police station

“It cannot be we parachute in and parachute out,” resident tells police minister at launch of latest crime prevention operation in Cape Town


News | 16 May 2018

Ground-breaking police resources case in court at last

Activists want court to declare that present system discriminates against poor people


Law | 27 November 2017

Better street lights would reduce crime, say Khayelitsha residents

“People are being targeted even going to the toilet”


News | 30 August 2017