Police chalk up arrests with anti-gang units

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


Parliament | 13 February 2019

Police minister declares anti gang unit a success in its first month

Community members of Cape Flats praise police but complain about a lack of cooperation


News | 29 November 2018

“Mommy mommy, they just shot Dylan!”

Dylan Pelton, a teenage victim of Bonteheuwel’s gang violence, would have turned 20 on 5 November


Feature | 5 November 2018

Cape Flats communities shut down in protest over lack of policing

“When we call the police, they don’t come, but now they are standing around here just watching us”

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News | 25 September 2018

“Mass shutdown” planned on the Cape Flats in October

Hundreds expected to march against crime and gang violence


News | 11 September 2018

Hundreds of Bonteheuwel residents protest against gang violence

Roads closed off, police fire stun grenades


News | 29 August 2018

“Kensington police station is a museum”

Three avenues closed on Friday morning by residents fed up with gang violence


Brief | 24 August 2018

Soccer clubs fall victim to drought

No water to maintain Atlantis sports fields


Brief | 1 March 2018

One-year-old, R12 million Atlantis park vandalised

Residents say the community has other priorities


Brief | 28 February 2018

Readers step in to help boy who was shot by stray bullet

School fees raised for Manenberg teen


Brief | 31 January 2018

A Manenberg mother’s desperate struggle to save her son

Shereen Adams fought for her son’s life when he was shot during gang violence. Now she’s fighting to keep him at school.


Feature | 29 January 2018

“There will be less violence if our children have something to do after school”

Residents call for more resources to combat youth gangsterism


News | 29 September 2017

All school excursions cancelled in Manenberg

Children exposed to gang violence


News | 26 September 2017

John Fredericks: “I’ve been labelled a skollie all my life”

Author talks about how his acclaimed movie is helping to change lives on the Cape Flats


Interview | 15 September 2017

Kensington community pickets for more police resources

Community Policing Forum says SAPS has committed to providing at least nine new officers


Brief | 11 September 2017