POLICING

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Evidence of IPID cover-up mounts, but Joemat-Pettersson declines to act

Auditor-General warned police watchdog against manipulating statistics in 2017

By Daneel Knoetze - 5 December 2019
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IPID executive acknowledges that system has been abused

Directorate misses Parliamentary deadline

By Karabo Mafolo - 27 November 2019
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IPID probes intimidation charges against family of raped 13-year-old

Witnesses say men who threatened Brakpan mother came in police cars

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 27 November 2019
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Bethelsdorp residents tell police station commander his cops work with gangs

Station commander says he knows of the policemen who are friends with gangsters and are dealing in drugs and tik

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 20 November 2019
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Murder, rape and torture by police officers. Did IPID even investigate?

IPID used a category called “special closure” to close hundreds of such cases

By Daneel Knoetze - 18 November 2019
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Site C residents demand a police station

“We had a mobile police station about three years ago, which disappeared a year ago”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 14 November 2019
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Community volunteers try to keep Gugulethu safe

Some Asijiki neighbourhood watch patrollers have been shot at

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 13 November 2019
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Uber owner claims extortion by taxi drivers - in the police station

Cape Town might soon witness an e-hailing war, says association

By Madison Yauger - 12 November 2019
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Townships organise private security to do police work

Households contribute R150 each for neighbourhood watches in Musina

By Bernard Chiguvare - 8 November 2019
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Douglasdale police accused of negligence by woman who was assaulted by her husband

Eight days in hospital but police “didn’t show concern”

By Madison Yauger - 1 November 2019

Family in Brakpan terrorised for laying rape charges

“They always break the door and enter with guns, pangas, golf clubs and sticks. They beat us”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 28 October 2019
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Still no services after 21 years, say Silversands residents

Community want potholes and sewers fixed and a police station, clinic, taxi rank and library built

By Vincent Lali - 23 October 2019
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Concourt rules apartheid intimidation legislation unconstitutional

1982 law criminalised free speech

By Zoë Postman - 22 October 2019
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IPID scrambles to contain fall-out ahead of Parliament appearance

Watchdog to present annual report on Thursday following findings of statistical manipulation

By Daneel Knoetze - 10 October 2019

Month’s end at IPID: A time for “killing files”?

The police watchdog completes a suspiciously large number of cases on certain dates

By Daneel Knoetze and Laura Grant - 8 October 2019
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Key takeaways: IPID’s cover-up of police brutality

There were over 42,000 criminal complaints against the police from April 2012 to March 2019, and only 531 successful prosecutions

By Daneel Knoetze - 7 October 2019