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.
“What is happening in Khayelitsha reflects what is happening in other black communities across South Africa”
Maggie Sotyu said a lack of detectives needed to be addressed “quickly”
News | 7 March 2017
Litigation to compel police minister and national commissioner to allocate police resources equitably
Brief | 23 September 2016
Further reports of police brutality surface
News | 21 January 2016
Police Minister Nathi Nhleko addressed over a thousand people at an Imbizo in the Khayelitsha Stadium on Saturday. He accused the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry into Policing of being politically motivated. Earlier at the same meeting, ANC Western Cape head Marius Fransman, made the same accusation.
GroundUp staff and Bernard Chiguvare
Brief | 19 October 2015
Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has “denied, disputed or redirected to the [Western Cape Provincial Government and City of Cape Town]” every recommendation of the O’Regan Commission of Inquiry into allegations of police inefficiency in Khayelitsha.
GroundUp Staff and Bernard Chiguvare
News | 7 August 2015
The police, civil society and Khayelitsha community activists are beginning to work together to give effect to the commission of inquiry into policing's recommendations. Here's an update on progress so far, and plans for next year.
News | 28 November 2014
Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Policing should ask police management some tough questions, writes Zackie Achmat in the second in a series of articles on policing.
Opinion | 24 October 2014
According to a report by the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry released in August, the crime statistics for the three police stations in Khayelitsha when combined, record the highest number of violent crimes in the country year on year. The national crime statistics were released on Friday in Pretoria and they show that there has been a decrease in contact crimes (such as murder, sexual crimes, assault and robbery) from last year in Khayelitsha.
News | 22 September 2014
The cell phone numbers of Khayelitsha's top cops will be posted in newspapers this week in a bid to increase the responsiveness of the police in the area.
News | 22 September 2014
In a bid to tackle the many police “inefficiencies” highlighted by scores of residents in the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry report, community organisations plan to host a joint crime summit with police.
News | 5 September 2014