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.

Makhaza might wait another four years for promised police station

Bheki Cele’s 2018 promise will not be kept until 2025-6

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Brief | 18 May 2022

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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Brief | 2 November 2021

Seven years after the Khayelitsha Commission, policing is worse than ever, say residents

Community wants police minister and other government departments to account for lack of action on commission’s recommendations

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News | 26 August 2021

Khayelitsha residents want to know exactly when they will get the police station they were promised

Land for the Makhaza police station was identified already in 2004

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News | 16 April 2021

Two crime hotspots still without permanent police stations

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

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News | 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

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Brief | 26 August 2019

Macassar residents collecting complaints against police

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

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News | 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

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Brief | 14 December 2018

Charges dismissed against three men accused of murdering Zanele Sandlana

Magistrate’s decision greeted with tears by protesters

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News | 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

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News | 16 May 2018

Ground-breaking police resources case in court at last

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

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Law | 27 November 2017

Better street lights would reduce crime, say Khayelitsha residents

“People are being targeted even going to the toilet”

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News | 30 August 2017

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

Western Cape Premier and SJC disagree on police track record

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News | 25 August 2017

Activists present stats on unequal policing

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

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Brief | 20 July 2017

Here’s how SAPS should spend that R100 million

Muizenberg police station money should be spread around

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Opinion | 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”

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News | 6 April 2017