POLICING

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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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We hope it won’t just be a decoration, says resident as temporary Nyanga police station opened

Minister silent on permanent station promised for 2023

By Thembela Ntongana - 12 December 2018
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“My cousin was stabbed to death this year … My friend’s uncle was shot seven times”

Minister promises new police station and anti-gang unit for northern areas of Port Elizabeth

By Joseph Chirume - 11 December 2018
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Police minister declares anti gang unit a success in its first month

Community members of Cape Flats praise police but complain about a lack of cooperation

By Saam Niami Jalinous - 29 November 2018
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Support for men accused of vigilante murder in Lusikisiki

“We are waging a war on crime”

By Sibahle Siqathule - 22 November 2018
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Police accused of torturing suspects in murder case

Men who “confessed” under torture were later acquitted in court

By Phathiswa Shushwana - 8 November 2018
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Corruption Watch announces project to hold police accountable

New website will allow people to report police corruption

By Kim Reynolds - 8 November 2018
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“Mommy mommy, they just shot Dylan!”

Dylan Pelton, a teenage victim of Bonteheuwel’s gang violence, would have turned 20 on 5 November

By Ashraf Hendricks - 5 November 2018
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Ramaphosa announces gang task force for Hanover Park

“We must give jobs to the gangsters. It’s not all about the violence” retorts resident

By Saam Niami Jalinous - 2 November 2018
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Police and MPs blame immigrants, unemployment, gangs, and each other for crime

Much grandstanding, little substance in Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Police hearing

By Saam Niami Jalinous and Kim Reynolds - 30 October 2018
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New Rail Enforcement Unit officers will be armed

All three levels of government co-operate in latest effort to protect Cape Town’s train commuters

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and Phathiswa Shushwana - 29 October 2018
Hundreds protest for better services including a police station and civic centre in Atlantis.

Mayhem in Atlantis over building of community hall

Rubber bullets fired and shop looted

Text by Kim Reynolds. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 18 October 2018
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Tension in Hillbrow after residents attack drug dealers

Drug dealers and users have moved one block further away from where they were

By Ian Broughton - 15 October 2018
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Human rights lawyer charged for pointing his finger at policeman

Richard Spoor charged under apartheid era Transkei penal code

By Kim Reynolds - 15 October 2018
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Appliances, taps and computers stolen from crime intelligence offices

We’re not safe at all, says employee

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 10 October 2018
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“They sit here in Parliament and they are the ones who get the money, and we get death”

Western Cape communities march to parliament and provincial government demanding police curb gang violence

By Kim Reynolds and Thembela Ntongana - 3 October 2018