Philippi satellite police station to open after two-year wait

The community is desperate for more policing


Brief | 13 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

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

The traffic department that hasn’t issued a ticket for years

“We used to have ticket books, but they were stolen” says a traffic officer in Ngcobo, Eastern Cape

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News | 15 May 2024

Finally, five months after police were filmed assaulting a barber, they have been charged

Juma Igiranieza was brutally assaulted during an unexpected raid


News | 15 April 2024

Police drive into woman, break her pelvis, shoot rubber bullets into crowd and drive off

Nolwazi Tokhwe from Capricorn is being treated in hospital. She also has a fractured spine and injured right arm.


News | 28 March 2024

Damning report on “state of disrepair” of many police stations

The committee recommended that SAPS finds a way to be less dependent on Public Works


News | 28 March 2024

How to spend 12 years building a police station

Minister Sihle Zikalala has promised the Vuwani police station will be completed in 2025. Work on it started in 2012.


News | 15 March 2024

Cape Town protection money syndicates kill people, kill livelihoods

A salon owner was shot dead on Wednesday apparently for refusing to pay protection money


News | 7 March 2024

Police minister says he’s been working from home for four years because of “terrible” state of SAPS building

“We paid more money trying to fix that thing than we paid for buying it,” Bheki Cele tells Parliament


News | 7 March 2024

Public Works to investigate mismanagement of police headquarters

“It’s unfortunate such a beautiful asset has been left in that kind of state” says head of property management


News | 5 March 2024

SAPS and Public Works called to Parliament over Telkom Towers debacle

Trade union Solidarity says it’s been complaining about the deplorable state of the police building for years, but to no avail


News | 4 March 2024

Auditor General gives damning report on police headquarters

This was just hours after workers at the Telkom Towers office were evacuated after it was declared unfit for human use


News | 1 March 2024

Evicted Alexandra families spend the night on the street

Dozens of families evicted from container housing by the City of Johannesburg


News | 13 February 2024

Two people are killed in gang violence in the Western Cape every day

At least 74 were bystanders


Opinion | 8 February 2024

New Makhaza police station can’t open because there’s no water or electricity

The station was completed at the end of December after a 10-year wait


News | 7 February 2024