Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry into Policing

In 2014, Judge Kate O'Regan and Advocate Vusi Pikoli chaired a commission of inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha. GroundUp covered the inquiry in depth. Here are our reports as well as contributed opinion pieces from the inquiry.

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Two crime hotspots still without permanent police stations

Five years after Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry, recommendation to build new station still not implemented

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 27 September 2019
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Still no police station five years after Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry into policing

Police ministry and SAPS continue to fail the vulnerable and the poor, says activist

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 August 2019
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Macassar residents collecting complaints against police

“People would rather resolve an issue themselves than wait for police”

By Barbara Maregele - 5 June 2019
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Court rules that allocation of police in Western Cape is discriminatory

Victory for Social Justice Coalition may result in poorer areas getting more officers

By Thembela Ntongana and GroundUp Staff - 14 December 2018

Charges dismissed against three men accused of murdering Zanele Sandlana

Magistrate’s decision greeted with tears by protesters

By Phathiswa Shushwana - 27 June 2018
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Area with most murders in the country will wait until 2023 for another police station

“It cannot be we parachute in and parachute out,” resident tells police minister at launch of latest crime prevention operation in Cape Town

By Thembela Ntongana - 16 May 2018
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Ground-breaking police resources case in court at last

Activists want court to declare that present system discriminates against poor people

By Safura Abdool Karim - 27 November 2017
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Better street lights would reduce crime, say Khayelitsha residents

“People are being targeted even going to the toilet”

By Thembela Ntongana - 30 August 2017
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Three years after the Khayelitsha Commission, has there been progress?

Western Cape Premier and SJC disagree on police track record

By Ashleigh Furlong - 25 August 2017
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Activists present stats on unequal policing

Areas with highest murder rates have fewer police resources, says SJC

By Thembela Ntongana - 20 July 2017
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Here’s how SAPS should spend that R100 million

Muizenberg police station money should be spread around

By Chumile Sali - 18 April 2017
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Khayelitsha residents debate policing with Members of Parliament

“What is happening in Khayelitsha reflects what is happening in other black communities across South Africa”

By Natalie Pertsovsky and Thembela Ntongana - 6 April 2017
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Deputy minister admits failures at Khayelitsha police stations

Maggie Sotyu said a lack of detectives needed to be addressed “quickly”

By Ashleigh Furlong - 7 March 2017
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SJC accuses police of contempt of court

Picket in Cape Town over allocation of police resources

By Thembela Ntongana - 24 January 2017
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Nyanga Community Police Forum joins police resource court case

Litigation to compel police minister and national commissioner to allocate police resources equitably

By Ashleigh Furlong - 23 September 2016
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Why we are taking the Minister of Police to court

Police resource allocation is an apartheid remnant

By Phumeza Mlungwana - 14 April 2016