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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
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Viewfinder: IPID’s cover-up of police brutality in SA

Public records, government data, whistleblowers and victim testimony have converged to show how crimes by police officers have not been investigated properly

By Daneel Knoetze - 7 October 2019
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Two crime hotspots still without permanent police stations

Five years after Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry, recommendation to build new station still not implemented

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 27 September 2019
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March against crime in Khayelitsha

Residents demand better policing to combat gender-based violence

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 September 2019
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Concourt orders Minister of Police to pay R300,000 for wrongful arrest

Judges reaffirm right of accused to be brought to court within 48 hours

By Ciaran Ryan - 25 September 2019
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Completed in 2014, this police station has never been used

Villagers battle crime while new police station stands empty

By Sana Mabena - 20 September 2019
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“Too poor to be treated”: Gugulethu residents demand better healthcare

Residents march to clinics and police station

By Sandisiwe Shoba - 5 September 2019
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Still no police station five years after Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry into policing

Police ministry and SAPS continue to fail the vulnerable and the poor, says activist

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 August 2019
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Women neighbourhood watch members lead crime fighting in “most dangerous” communities

“We decided that we couldn’t depend on the police to do everything”

By Barbara Maregele - 19 August 2019
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Eyewitnesses describe police beating a man who had a mental disability

IPID appears not to have interviewed key witnesses

By Vincent Lali - 13 August 2019
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Spike in vigilante killings in Port Elizabeth

Police say communities resist investigations

By Joseph Chirume - 7 August 2019
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Mothers of slain children march in Cape Town

Protest commemorates children killed by crime and gang violence

Text by Mary-Anne Gontsana. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 1 August 2019
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Sea Point arrest complaint substantiated says police ombudsman

But two months after Esethu Mcinjana was arrested, still no word from SAPS

By Ella Ndongeni - 1 August 2019
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Activists highlight how state capture affects everyday life

Collapse of Metrorail and policing is hurting poor people

By Tariro Washinyira and GroundUp Staff - 28 July 2019