CRIME

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Relief on the way for Western Cape’s overstressed post-mortem facilities

New R281-million Forensic Pathology Facility in Observatory has double capacity of Salt River

By Candy Chan - 18 July 2019
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Loyiso Basso left gang life to open a restaurant

Mgoli’s corner in Khayelitsha has been running for two years

By Velani Ludidi - 17 July 2019
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Parents protest after school hit by spate of robberies

Education MEC laments increasing burglaries in Western Cape schools

By Velani Ludidi and GroundUp Staff - 16 July 2019
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Policing forums demand state of emergency in “gang-infested” areas

Bheki Cele announced on Thursday night that the SANDF would be deployed to several townships on the Cape Flats to assist with policing measures to curb crime

By Velani Ludidi - 12 July 2019
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Philippi mother: “I could hear the gunshots from church”

Bheki Cele visited the home where six women were shot dead last Friday night. Five men were also gunned down in two separate incidents on the same weekend in the area.

By Velani Ludidi - 11 July 2019
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Family loses three children in Philippi shootings

Sikelela, Sonwabo and Aphiwe Zwelibi were among the 11 people shot dead last weekend

By Velani Ludidi - 9 July 2019
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Minister hears allegations against police after 11 murdered on weekend

Residents claim police are under resourced, corrupt, in cahoots with criminals, and that the station commander hasn’t been seen since 2018.

By Vincent Lali - 9 July 2019
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Khayelitsha lacks a proper sexual offences court

Survivors of rape need better support within the criminal justice system, say civil society organisations

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 4 July 2019
About 100 hundreds residents in Hanover Park block streets protesting against gang violence.

I’m fighting for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren, says Hanover Park pensioner

Residents block off suburb to protest against gang violence

By Ashraf Hendricks - 3 July 2019
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“We close the doors when the gangs are shooting outside”

Manenberg library provides a safe haven for kids

By Barbara Maregele - 27 June 2019
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Marikana informal settlement erupts in protests

Vehicles torched and shack dwellers tear-gassed as Philippi East residents demand services from the City of Cape Town

By Velani Ludidi and Tariro Washinyira - 24 June 2019
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Mother can’t afford to bury her son, found dead days after police arrested him

“There is no evidence that his death was due to police action” says IPID

By Vincent Lali - 21 June 2019
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Gang unit not enough for Cape Flats, says Cele

“In the Western Cape, 1,875 people were murdered in the past six months alone,” says MEC

By Ashraf Hendricks - 12 June 2019
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Teacher shot dead at primary school

Parents fear for the safety of their children at Durban school

By Musa Binda - 11 June 2019
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Community safety volunteers demand jobs in KZN

Department of Community Safety and Liaison has R33 million budget for volunteers

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 6 June 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