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.

Two crime hotspots still without permanent police stations

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


27 September 2019

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


26 August 2019

Macassar residents collecting complaints against police

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


5 June 2019

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 and

14 December 2018

Charges dismissed against three men accused of murdering Zanele Sandlana

Magistrate’s decision greeted with tears by protesters


27 June 2018

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


16 May 2018

Ground-breaking police resources case in court at last

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


27 November 2017

Better street lights would reduce crime, say Khayelitsha residents

“People are being targeted even going to the toilet”


30 August 2017

Three years after the Khayelitsha Commission, has there been progress?

Western Cape Premier and SJC disagree on police track record


25 August 2017

Activists present stats on unequal policing

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


20 July 2017

Here’s how SAPS should spend that R100 million

Muizenberg police station money should be spread around


18 April 2017

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 and

6 April 2017

Deputy minister admits failures at Khayelitsha police stations

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


7 March 2017

SJC accuses police of contempt of court

Picket in Cape Town over allocation of police resources


24 January 2017

Nyanga Community Police Forum joins police resource court case

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


23 September 2016

Why we are taking the Minister of Police to court

Police resource allocation is an apartheid remnant


14 April 2016