Man “maliciously arrested” by police gets R3.4 million in damages

But only after spending nearly three years in prison


Law | 24 August 2023

Millions spent but 11 years later, police station is a drug den

The meant-to-be newly renovated Ngqamakhwe police station has been stripped by vandals after construction work stopped


News | 11 August 2023

We will take matters into our own hands, Riverlea community leader warns Bheki Cele

Police minister and mining officials meet community following protests over violence blamed on informal miners


Brief | 4 August 2023

Police accused of shooting teenager during Slovo Park protest

SAPS investigating death of 16-year-old Karabo Chaka


Brief | 1 August 2023

DNA bungling delays justice for family of slain mother

“Three years later, the suspect is roaming outside”


News | 11 July 2023

Immigrants in Diepsloot say they are scapegoats for crime

Complaints of police harassment


News | 10 July 2023

Police open murder case after man shot during Cape Town protest

SAPS says the shooting was not related to a protest by shack dwellers from Taiwan settlement in Khayelitsha


News | 6 July 2023

Man accused of robbery beaten and set alight in Samora Machel

This comes weeks after two men accused of crime were killed in Philippi


News | 3 July 2023

VIDEO: Diepsloot community has lost confidence in police

Police Minister Bheki Cele says a task team will meet residents, but they’ve “lost faith” says Kelsey Tlhosane


Video | 29 June 2023

Homeless man killed by Cape Town officer was part of a gang, court told

Defence in murder trial says evidence by the state witness is “tailored”


News | 22 June 2023

Homeless man had not intended to fight officer who shot him dead, claims witness

Defence argues that the officer was being attacked when the shot went off that killed Dumisani Joxo in Cape Town last year


News | 20 June 2023

Somali shop owners fear turf war between extortion gangs

“Policing” in Philippi is done by criminal syndicates


News | 19 June 2023

Two men were stoned and burnt to death in Philippi on Tuesday. Residents who were there told us why

“People don’t trust police because they know the suspect is going to be released in a few days or weeks or the case might be thrown out of court for lack of evidence.”


Brief | 15 June 2023

Diepsloot residents say police and municipality have left them to the mercy of criminals

Just fixing the streetlights would help says community police forum


News | 13 June 2023

Philippi community and City seek ways to end no-go zone status

Residents hold meeting while City launches specialised policing units to protect its workers and infrastructure


News | 6 June 2023

How bad is South Africa’s murder rate?

And has the Western Cape turned the corner?

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News | 2 June 2023