GANGS

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Stacy Granger, 12, died in gang crossfire in 2016. More than two years later, no-one has been arrested.

Bishop Lavis residents demand better policing

By Ashraf Hendricks - 12 September 2018
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“Mass shutdown” planned on the Cape Flats in October

Hundreds expected to march against crime and gang violence

By Barbara Maregele - 11 September 2018

Hundreds of Bonteheuwel residents protest against gang violence

Roads closed off, police fire stun grenades

By Ashraf Hendricks - 29 August 2018
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“Kensington police station is a museum”

Three avenues closed on Friday morning by residents fed up with gang violence

By Tariro Washinyira - 24 August 2018
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Soccer clubs fall victim to drought

No water to maintain Atlantis sports fields

By Peter Luhanga - 1 March 2018
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One-year-old, R12 million Atlantis park vandalised

Residents say the community has other priorities

By Peter Luhanga - 28 February 2018
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Readers step in to help boy who was shot by stray bullet

School fees raised for Manenberg teen

By Barbara Maregele - 31 January 2018
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A Manenberg mother’s desperate struggle to save her son

Shereen Adams fought for her son’s life when he was shot during gang violence. Now she’s fighting to keep him at school.

By Barbara Maregele - 29 January 2018
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“There will be less violence if our children have something to do after school”

Residents call for more resources to combat youth gangsterism

By Barbara Maregele - 29 September 2017

All school excursions cancelled in Manenberg

Children exposed to gang violence

By Barbara Maregele - 26 September 2017
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John Fredericks: “I’ve been labelled a skollie all my life”

Author talks about how his acclaimed movie is helping to change lives on the Cape Flats

By Barbara Maregele - 15 September 2017
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Kensington community pickets for more police resources

Community Policing Forum says SAPS has committed to providing at least nine new officers

By Sune Payne - 11 September 2017
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Teens discuss effects of gun violence in their communities

New radio project will tackle gun violence

By Tariro Washinyira - 7 August 2017
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Moms march for their murdered children

“I am sick and tired of this. I have no faith in police. I have been failed time and time again.”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 1 August 2017
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Sometimes, gangsterism is the norm

Cape Flats residents paint a complex picture of the causes of gang violence

By Ashraf Hendricks - 16 March 2017
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Shaudeville residents march against drugs and gangsters

They accuse police and courts of being too lenient on criminals

By Joseph Chirume - 29 August 2016