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Cape Flats families bury their children on Youth Day

“It happens every day, uncle, every single day”

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18 June 2020

Hanover Park resident: “There comes the army, there goes the army”

Nearly nine months after the army was deployed to the Cape Flats, what has changed?

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13 March 2020

Not safe to go to the toilet

Residents of Kliprand informal settlement have opted for the bucket system because gangs target people using communal toilets at night

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24 February 2020

Triumph for amateur cast at the opera house

Don’t Miss Your Turning Point received a standing ovation on Saturday night at Artscape

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17 February 2020

“From the streets, to Hanover Park, to Artscape”

There will be one performance only of the play Don’t Miss Your Turning Point at Artscape on Saturday

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13 February 2020

Gang violence: Mother of slain Bishop Lavis woman doesn’t have much faith in the army

Police use rubber bullets during protest against violence

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25 September 2019

Protesters demand Western Cape crime summit

Threats of “a national protest and a possible tax revolt” if government does not respond

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27 August 2019

This is what it’s like to go to school in Hanover Park

If they hear gunshots the “kids know if they outside they have to go to the nearest classroom and hit the floor”

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12 August 2019

Mothers of slain children march in Cape Town

Protest commemorates children killed by crime and gang violence

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1 August 2019

Claremont Mosque calls for religious leaders to respond to Cape Flats violence

Vigil held for city’s residents “trapped” in conflict areas

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19 July 2019

I’m fighting for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren, says Hanover Park pensioner

Residents block off suburb to protest against gang violence

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3 July 2019

“We close the doors when the gangs are shooting outside”

Manenberg library provides a safe haven for kids

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27 June 2019

“I’m doing it for all the blood of innocent people shed on the streets of the Cape Flats”

“Government keeps on saying that communities don’t want to speak up, but look what happens when you do”

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26 March 2019

We’re afraid to leave our homes, Lavender Hill residents tell police minister

Bheki Cele did a walkabout of Lavender Hill on Friday

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8 March 2019

It’s “war” on the Cape Flats

“We are living in fear” says Lentegeur Community Policing Forum chair

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27 February 2019

Police chalk up arrests with anti-gang units

But civil society tells Parliament that an untrained and under resourced police force is failing communities

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13 February 2019