POLICING

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“I want all my rapists to be arrested”

Rape survivor says the police have failed her time and again

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 20 February 2019
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Concern over high number of vigilante killings in PE

At least 13 people killed in past four months

By Joseph Chirume - 19 February 2019
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Police chalk up arrests with anti-gang units

But civil society tells Parliament that an untrained and under resourced police force is failing communities

By Thembela Ntongana - 13 February 2019
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Activist leader Axolile Notywala arrested

Residents of informal settlements demand sanitation in protest aimed at Mayor Dan Plato

By Thembela Ntongana - 31 January 2019

SAPS appeals police resources judgment

Social Justice Coalition says appeal will hurt vulnerable communities

By Lucas Nowicki - 24 January 2019
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Cape Flats residents confront police minister

Please give me a chance, says Bheki Cele in response to residents’ attacks

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 22 January 2019
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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