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

Protesters call for taverns to be shut down in central East London

“We don’t want a repeat of Enyobeni”


News | 1 June 2023

“Stop the rot”: Court interdict sought against Operation Dudula

Immigrant organisations also seek to stop police tolerance and “collusion” with the anti-immigrant movement


News | 25 May 2023

Family of man shot by police in Philippi say they waited five hours for an ambulance

Mhlangabezi Skeyi was shot while trying to connect electricity illegaly


News | 24 May 2023

Inmate Teboho Molemohi was murdered in Mangaung prison. His mother was never told what happened

Six people were convicted for Teboho’s murder, but no-one told his mother

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News | 19 May 2023

This Tshwane police station has not had electricity for three years

Rietgat station in Soshanguve used to get electricity from the train station


Brief | 11 May 2023