Policing

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

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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Brief | 11 May 2023

Where were they? State failure and Thabo Bester

Thabo Bester has been arrested, nearly a year after escaping prison. Should the state be praised for prompt action?

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Opinion | 17 April 2023

Two decades later Khayelitsha community is finally getting a police station - but it’s only temporary

This comes nearly nine years after the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry into policing recommended that a new station be built in Makhaza

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News | 29 March 2023

Community protest at court to demand release of local “crime fighters”

At least 16 people linked to a crime-fighting group face charges of assaulting suspected criminals in Butterworth

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Brief | 28 March 2023

Six years to renovate a police station and it still isn’t finished

Two construction companies have left the job incomplete

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News | 7 March 2023

Police fire rubber bullets at Geluksdal students

A fatal stabbing at the school has led to protests demanding “justice” for Shawn Mphela

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News | 17 February 2023

SAPS must pay damages to senior officer falsely accused of racism

R300,000 in compensation awarded to senior police officer

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Law | 13 January 2023

Somali owners close spaza shops as crime rises in Gqeberha

Police are no longer trusted by many immigrants

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News | 13 December 2022

Sex workers tell minister police rape, rob and abuse them

Bill to decriminalise sex work released

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Brief | 9 December 2022

Police are preying on immigrants, say human rights organisations

Immigrants are not reporting crimes or seeking assistance from law enforcement as they fear extortion or deportation

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News | 2 December 2022