CRIME

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“I’m still shaking with fear” says Newcastle shop owner

Dozens of immigrant-owned stores in Osizweni and Madadeni were ransacked and vandalised on Thursday

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 24 January 2020
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Fifteen-year wait for KwaNobuhle bridge finally over

Construction underway on a new bridge where dozens of learners cross river daily

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 24 January 2020
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Witsand residents protest against arrest of street patrollers

12 members of patrol face charges including assault, kidnapping, and attempted murder

By Peter Luhanga - 21 January 2020
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Gugulethu residents accuse taxi drivers of crime

Avanza private car taxi operators accused of rape and robbery

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 13 January 2020
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Clinic closes to most patients after burglary

Kuyasa clinic usually treats about 400 patients per day

By Vincent Lali - 10 January 2020

Here’s how the common purpose rule now applies to gang rape

“The court must not be implicated in perpetuating patriarchy and rape culture”

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 17 December 2019
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Parents mourn their dead daughter, while her suspected killer is out on R300 bail

Family blames police for wrong charges

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 11 December 2019
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Khayelitsha court doesn’t cater properly for rape survivors, report finds

Rape Crisis demands better conditions at sexual offences court

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 10 December 2019
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No justice for Khayelitsha woman, raped while taking a nap

Activists say they were horrified to see accused walking around the court’s waiting area

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 9 December 2019
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Mbalula under fire following train arson

Eighteen coaches “gutted” at Cape Town station at a cost of over R60 million

By GroundUp Staff and Karabo Mafolo - 28 November 2019
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PRASA attempts to hire Eskom’s security

Investigators have already found irregularities involving some of the companies

By James Stent - 27 November 2019
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PE school fears further vandalism and theft during holidays

School says it has spent thousands of rand to repair damages

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 25 November 2019
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Community volunteers try to keep Gugulethu safe

Some Asijiki neighbourhood watch patrollers have been shot at

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 13 November 2019
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Townships organise private security to do police work

Households contribute R150 each for neighbourhood watches in Musina

By Bernard Chiguvare - 8 November 2019
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Study shows targeted interventions can reduce gender violence

Results from a programme run in urban informal settlements in eThekwini look promising

By Elsabé Brits - 30 October 2019

Family in Brakpan terrorised for laying rape charges

“They always break the door and enter with guns, pangas, golf clubs and sticks. They beat us”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 28 October 2019