Articles by Daneel Knoetze

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Police watchdog: report on statistical manipulation allegations due next week

IPID accounts to Parliament

By Daneel Knoetze - 10 October 2019
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IPID scrambles to contain fall-out ahead of Parliament appearance

Watchdog to present annual report on Thursday following findings of statistical manipulation

By Daneel Knoetze - 10 October 2019

Month’s end at IPID: A time for “killing files”?

The police watchdog completes a suspiciously large number of cases on certain dates

By Daneel Knoetze and Laura Grant - 8 October 2019
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Key takeaways: IPID’s cover-up of police brutality

There were over 42,000 criminal complaints against the police from April 2012 to March 2019, and only 531 successful prosecutions

By Daneel Knoetze - 7 October 2019
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Viewfinder: IPID’s cover-up of police brutality in SA

Public records, government data, whistleblowers and victim testimony have converged to show how crimes by police officers have not been investigated properly

By Daneel Knoetze - 7 October 2019
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Is Zandvliet poisoning Capetonians?

A nearby community is convinced it is, but test results are inconclusive

Text by Daneel Knoetze. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 1 February 2019
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Housing activists remove their shacks from inner city prime land

Court order brings housing protest in Cape Town CBD to an abrupt end on Tuesday night

By Daneel Knoetze - 5 December 2018
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City of Cape Town fails to explain R140m property sale bungle

But there is a solution that can benefit the city’s residents

By Daneel Knoetze - 20 September 2018
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Did Cape Town lose millions on Foreshore land sale?

City appears to have sold property to Growthpoint for R1,880 instead of R5,000 per square metre of possible floor space

By Daneel Knoetze - 13 September 2018
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Leaving Home

The story of how eviction has hurt a Cape Town family

By Daneel Knoetze - 7 March 2017
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De Lille’s promise to reverse apartheid design rings hollow

Government has failed to take opportunities to integrate Cape Town

By Daneel Knoetze - 19 January 2017
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They evict us and then complain about the homeless

Affordable housing desperately needed

By Daneel Knoetze - 30 November 2016
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Proposed Wolwerivier expansion is disastrous for Woodstock tenants

Removal plans to be laid bare in Bromwell Street court case on 9 November

By Daneel Knoetze - 8 November 2016

After the De Waal Drive threats, tenants in Plumstead fear for the future

The plight of the De Waal Drive families threatened with removal by the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements struck a chord with many Capetonians. But the same process is happening, away from public scrutiny, in other parts of the city, writes Daneel Knoetze of Ndifuna Ukwazi.

By Daneel Knoetze - 10 December 2015

Wolwerivier school bus cancelled for 2016

Wolwerivier children may have to change schools after the bus service to their school at Vissershok was suspended, writes Daneel Knoetze, a researcher at Ndifuna Ukwazi, an organisation that recently published a report on conditions at Wolwerivier to which Knoetze contributed.

Daneel Knoetze - 4 December 2015

No more segregation say District Six’s oldest evictees

Lead by two of District Six’s oldest surviving evictees, communities from across the Cape Flats marched on the mayor’s offices on Wednesday. They demanded a dignified return to the city for families forcibly removed during apartheid.

Daneel Knoetze - 5 November 2015