POLICING

Did SAPS enable a brutal murder by leaving this problem cop unpunished?

SAPS is failing to act against brutal cops

Daneel Knoetze for Viewfinder

1 December 2021

State liable for damages after teenager shot by off-duty cop

Court found it “shocking” that officer had been given a firearm despite failing shooting tests and being “consistently incompetent”

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9 November 2021

Makhaza finally gets a temporary police station

Police say construction of a permanent police station still on the cards for Khayelitsha

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2 November 2021

Give us better cops, say Mitchells Plain protesters

Residents of one of Cape Town’s largest townships demand better cops

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28 October 2021

Sexual offences cases are being withdrawn due to DNA processing backlog

Over 37,000 DNA specimens yet to be processed in the Western Cape alone

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26 October 2021

Vital Concourt judgment on warrantless searches

Case arises out of “degrading and invasive” raids on “poor and vulnerable” communities in downtown Johannesburg

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25 October 2021

Massive database of killings by police made public

Viewfinder analyses 47,000 cases of police brutality, and the results are horrifying

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20 October 2021

Cele promises action after Gqeberha violence

Minister says police will be on high alert

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14 October 2021

Abahlali demands probe into Cato Manor police after new arrests

Movement says the criminal justice system is being used to silence its members

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13 October 2021

Police officers arrested for death in custody of Regan Naidoo

“My son died for something he knew nothing about” says father

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27 September 2021

Court orders lawyers to pay damages to the client they failed to help

Eastern Cape High Court tells law firm to pay man who lost his eyesight after being shot by police

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14 September 2021

Everyone agrees that Vrygrond needs a police station. But nothing happens

Activists want to know why they don’t have a station when a R100 million proposal to revamp Muizenberg police station was abandoned

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6 September 2021

Poor policing blamed as vigilantes face justice in Mdantsane

Four members of a local anti-crime forum in court on several charges, including murder

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3 September 2021

Police deal with watchdog will protect violent cops

The agreement would make policy what is already happening in practice

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1 September 2021

Mdantsane residents come out in support of vigilantism accused

March in support of members of an anti-crime forum charged with murdering a security guard

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31 August 2021