CRIME

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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
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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
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Thousands march in Gugulethu against gender-based violence

“Until we fix ourselves as men, then nothing will come right”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 24 October 2019
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“When we hear our neighbours screaming, we have an obligation”

Forum hears recommendations to fight gender-based violence

By Aisha Abdool Karim and Madison Yauger - 23 October 2019
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Teenage gang fights erupt between villagers

Community leader says parents don’t want to involve the police

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 October 2019
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After fatal stabbing, parents demand end to “bombing ritual” at school

Hershel Fynn was stabbed to death on Tuesday at Eastwood Secondary

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 17 October 2019
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Don’t rob us, plead ambulance drivers

Emergency services workers protest in PE townships

By Joseph Chirume - 7 October 2019
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Customer assaults pregnant Shoprite cashier

Video footage shows man hitting eight-months-pregnant Zimkhitha Xhalabile

By Velani Ludidi - 2 October 2019
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March against crime in Khayelitsha

Residents demand better policing to combat gender-based violence

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 September 2019
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Constitutional Court to rule on “common purpose” in rape cases

Can an accused be convicted of rape for being part of a group with a common intent to rape?

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 26 September 2019
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Gang violence: Mother of slain Bishop Lavis woman doesn’t have much faith in the army

Police use rubber bullets during protest against violence

By Ashraf Hendricks - 25 September 2019
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The village where women can’t afford to report rape

Nearest police station is 120 kilometres away

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 23 September 2019
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Students arrested after attack on security guard

Guard escapes through a window after petrol bomb thrown into guardroom at Durban University of Technology

By Musa Binda - 19 September 2019
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Women from shelters picket as Ramaphosa speaks

Movement calls for more funding for shelters for survivors of abuse

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 18 September 2019