Articles by Daneel Knoetze

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Evidence of IPID cover-up mounts, but Joemat-Pettersson declines to act

Auditor-General warned police watchdog against manipulating statistics in 2017

By Daneel Knoetze - 5 December 2019
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Murder, rape and torture by police officers. Did IPID even investigate?

IPID used a category called “special closure” to close hundreds of such cases

By Daneel Knoetze - 18 November 2019
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“I was furious” – former Police Committee chair reacts to IPID cover-up

Annelize van Wyk regrets that Parliament didn’t sufficiently hold police watchdog to account

By Daneel Knoetze - 24 October 2019
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Viewfinder responds to Robert McBride

McBride’s critique of our exposé was surprising. He is on record agreeing with some of our article’s most important takeaways.

By Daneel Knoetze - 18 October 2019
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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