CRIME

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“In Glebelands you were supposed to be careful, be alert and know who you were talking to before you say anything” witness tells court

The trial is expected to continue on 20 April

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 24 March 2020
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Glebelands Eight Trial: Witness says R160,000 raised for hitman

William Mthembu and Thokozani Machi, known as the “big fishes” at Glebelands hostel, were murdered in 2015

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 20 March 2020
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Family of murdered Delft teenager left in limbo

Three months after Jayden Petersen’s death, police have told his grandparents nothing

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 11 March 2020
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Khayelitsha neighbourhood watch patrollers ask government for support

We patrol around the township barehanded, say members

By Vincent Lali - 10 March 2020
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Woman raped in public library organises protest to demand better security

About 50 learners from various high schools protested outside Uitenhage Public Library

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 6 March 2020
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Report finds shocking violence against sex workers

101 female sex workers, some of them transwomen, died in the 2018/19 year. Half of them were murdered, says SWEAT report

By Ashraf Hendricks - 6 March 2020
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Parents shut down school for second week demanding a fence

“The department does not take the safety of our children seriously”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 5 March 2020
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Paraplegic man dreams of having a house

Lwando Sigaqa lives in a shack in Taiwan informal settlement

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 February 2020
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Not safe to go to the toilet

Residents of Kliprand informal settlement have opted for the bucket system because gangs target people using communal toilets at night

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 24 February 2020
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Parow residents burn down suspected drug houses

This followed the accused appearing in the Tazne Van Wyk murder and kidnapping trial

By Tariro Washinyira - 21 February 2020
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“Every day I fear for my life” says train driver

Stephanus Louw was stabbed and attacked by three men armed with knives

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 20 February 2020
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Triumph for amateur cast at the opera house

Don’t Miss Your Turning Point received a standing ovation on Saturday night at Artscape

By Ashraf Hendricks - 17 February 2020
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Prison officials explain Ramaphosa’s decision to reduce sentences

Officials ask Dunoon residents to accept ex-convicts back into society, as nearly 900 released from Pollsmoor

By Peter Luhanga - 17 February 2020
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JP Smith claims success for railway security unit but cable theft goes on

City says it needs to take control of Metrorail in Cape Town, while #UniteBehind calls for commuter-centred safety plan

By Tariro Washinyira - 7 February 2020
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Sexual offences courts’ regulations finally gazetted

Date for implementation still to be set

By Barbara Maregele - 6 February 2020
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Crucial patient information lost in Yeoville clinic robbery

Robbers made off with 11 computers each worth R22,000

By Gaby Ndongo - 6 February 2020