The SANDF was deployed to assist SAPS with crime operations on the Cape Flats in July 2019. Archive Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

Hanover Park resident: “There comes the army, there goes the army”

Nearly nine months after the army was deployed to the Cape Flats, what has changed?

By Ashraf Hendricks - 13 March 2020
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Court rules that allocation of police in Western Cape is discriminatory

Victory for Social Justice Coalition may result in poorer areas getting more officers

By Thembela Ntongana and GroundUp Staff - 14 December 2018
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Police system unintentionally discriminates, argues civil society lawyer

Advocate for Social Justice Coalition defends expert witness

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 16 February 2018
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Police resources: there’s nothing wrong with the allocation system, SAPS tells court

Lawyer says expert evidence is flawed

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 15 February 2018
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Here’s how unfairly police are distributed

Suburbs like Sea Point, Claremont and Camps Bay have far more officers per resident than Nyanga. Why?

By GroundUp Staff - 17 January 2018
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Police say crime, not its policies, affect the poor

Judge quotes constitution to police: it’s their duty to prevent, combat and investigate crime

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 1 December 2017
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Policing system discriminates against black women, court told

Police claim to favour poor communities, but judge says results paint a different picture

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 30 November 2017
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Court hears black communities get inferior police services

Civil society organisations want a declaration that the allocation of officers in the Western Cape is discriminatory

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 29 November 2017
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Protesters demand equal distribution of police officers

Case on SAPS resources will be heard next week

By Tariro Washinyira - 22 November 2017