POLICING

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Crime prevention volunteers in KZN vow to fight termination of contracts

MEC’s private sector plan criticised

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 14 June 2019
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Activists camp outside SAPS to demand more police in poor areas

Protest follows shooting of six officers and the death of mentally disabled man who had been in police custody

By Ashraf Hendricks - 13 June 2019
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Gang unit not enough for Cape Flats, says Cele

“In the Western Cape, 1,875 people were murdered in the past six months alone,” says MEC

By Ashraf Hendricks - 12 June 2019
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Alexandra police force is far too small, inquiry hears

UN recommends one officer for every 288 people, but Alexandra has one officer for every 730 people

By Zoë Postman - 5 June 2019
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Police are making arbitrary arrests at protests

Spurious charges are time-consuming and costly, and undermine the right to protest

By Sithuthukile Mkhize - 30 May 2019
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Springs residents protest against violent vigilantes

Police say there’s no evidence that the gang being targeted by the vigilantes exists

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 29 May 2019
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Woman arrested in Sea Point gets job

Hotel asked Esethu Mcinjana to come back for interview

By Ella Ndongeni - 27 May 2019
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A woman was taking selfies on a Sea Point bench. She was arrested and locked in a cell overnight

The “vehicle-breaking” equipment in Esethu Mcinjana’s handbag was a gate remote

By Ella Ndongeni - 23 May 2019
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Man dies in police custody, sparking protest

IPID is investigating the death of Victor Udes who died in Lwandle SAPS holding cells on Wednesday

By Velani Ludidi - 3 May 2019
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Langa residents march to police station on Saturday night

“If you go to the police station after midnight, you will find it closed”

By Ella Ndongeni - 8 April 2019
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City ordered to compensate homeless for destruction of their possessions

Court found Johannesburg Metro police violated homeless people’s constitutional rights to dignity and privacy

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 8 April 2019
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State drops sloppy attempt at ‘SLAPP’ suit

Charges dropped against prominent public interest lawyer Richard Spoor

By John Yeld - 28 March 2019
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Living just metres from a railway line

Small community says they are terrorised by criminals and police

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 28 March 2019
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Hundreds arrested in PRASA crackdown

Western Cape Regional Manager says copper theft has reached unprecedented levels

By Tariro Washinyira - 27 March 2019
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Residents burn down Alra Park police station

Claims of race discrimination in housing allocation

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 25 March 2019
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Pietermaritzburg community gripped by fear as witnesses and police are murdered

“These murders are done by people who are known”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 22 March 2019