Philippi satellite police station to open after two-year wait

The community is desperate for more policing


Brief | 13 June 2024

Appeal court overturns cyber crime ruling

This is a clear message to verify bank account details before paying


Law | 10 June 2024

Public Protector releases damning report on the handling of gender-based violence complaints

Report says the departments of Justice, Police and Social Development are falling short


News | 4 June 2024

Durban police brutality case adjourned again

18 officers face trial over death-in-custody of Regan Naidoo in 2018


News | 1 June 2024

Rainbow flags fill the streets of Nyanga and Gugulethu

In its 11th year, Khumbulani Pride renewed calls for justice for victims of hate crime


News | 20 May 2024

Children run a gauntlet of muggings and traffic on the way to school

Pedestrian bridges across major Cape Town freeway are favourite haunts for criminals


News | 30 April 2024

Philippi gangsters say they’ll only stop killing if government pays them

Two security guards escorting City workers were shot dead last week because protection is their business, say extortionists


Feature | 29 April 2024

It took a year but Tafelsig’s streetlights are back on

1,000 residents needing help with service inquiries also went to a pop-up service hub hosted by the City


Brief | 25 April 2024

Learners and teachers march for safer schools in Nelson Mandela Bay

SAPS promises more police visibility around schools


News | 23 April 2024

The Big Issue is secure again

After months of uncertainty the magazine has survived a R600,000 cyber theft


Brief | 18 April 2024

Extortion rackets disrupt work in Cape Town’s townships

We no longer go to some townships without an escort, says waste collection worker


News | 16 April 2024

Student murdered while trying to be early for NSFAS queue

SRC blames the Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein for slow service, forcing students to queue as early as 4am


Brief | 12 April 2024

131 schools in Nelson Mandela Bay robbed, mostly at gunpoint, in five months

Many teachers are afraid to report for duty


News | 11 April 2024

I’m a monster killer, Philippi extortionist tells GroundUp

A member of a criminal syndicate explains how they operate


News | 10 April 2024

Toddlers electrocuted by illegal electrical wires

Thembelihle Ndlela and Kwenzakonke Gazu, both aged 3, were playing near their homes in Zwelisha, north of Durban, on Wednesday


Brief | 4 April 2024

Broken streetlights have led to a spike in crime in this Cape Town suburb

But the City says repairs are difficult because of safety risks in Tafelsig


News | 2 April 2024