POLICING

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A message for police and soldiers: We support what you’re doing but do it gently

Our constitutional democracy should not be placed at risk by the Covid-19 lockdown

By GroundUp Editors - 26 March 2020
The SANDF was deployed to assist SAPS with crime operations on the Cape Flats in July 2019. Archive Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

Hanover Park resident: “There comes the army, there goes the army”

Nearly nine months after the army was deployed to the Cape Flats, what has changed?

By Ashraf Hendricks - 13 March 2020

Police are aggravating the trauma of victims of crime, Ombudsman told

Western Cape Police Ombudsman asks public to come forward with complaints

By Liezl Human - 11 March 2020
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IPID suspensions aim to thwart police corruption investigations, say former officials

IPID’s new head has suspended a number of officials, including national head of investigations Matthews Sesoko

By Daneel Knoetze - 11 March 2020
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Family of murdered Delft teenager left in limbo

Three months after Jayden Petersen’s death, police have told his grandparents nothing

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 11 March 2020
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Ethiopian shop owners in Diepsloot say police are stealing their goods and cash during raids

Police are terrorising us, says shopowner

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 9 March 2020
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Charges against Women on Farms director withdrawn

Colette Solomon was arrested during an anti-eviction protest

By Barbara Maregele - 27 February 2020
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Police watchdog commits to major policy change

IPID will prioritise investigating the most serious allegations against officers

By Daneel Knoetze - 27 February 2020
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IPID should focus on worst criminal cops, says expert report

By its own admission, the police watchdog does not have the resources to properly investigate all the cases in its workload

By Daneel Knoetze - 25 February 2020
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“Every day I fear for my life” says train driver

Stephanus Louw was stabbed and attacked by three men armed with knives

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 20 February 2020
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Witsand residents protest against arrest of street patrollers

12 members of patrol face charges including assault, kidnapping, and attempted murder

By Peter Luhanga - 21 January 2020
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Asylum seekers accuse Pretoria police of taking bribes

SAPS urges complainants to come forward

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 13 December 2019
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“Murder capital” residents welcome award for police station commander

Top Nyanga cop is “always willing to go out of his way to help”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 13 December 2019
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Parents mourn their dead daughter, while her suspected killer is out on R300 bail

Family blames police for wrong charges

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 11 December 2019
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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