VIOLENCE

Phot of Peltons

“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
Hundreds protest for better services including a police station and civic centre in Atlantis.

Mayhem in Atlantis over building of community hall

Rubber bullets fired and shop looted

Text by Kim Reynolds. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 18 October 2018
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Stutterheim protesters burn municipal offices and clinic over lack of jobs

“Unfortunately the clinic mistakenly burnt down but it was never the plan”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 October 2018
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Is Zimbabwe’s killings inquiry credible?

Critics fear Mnangagwa’s aim is to pin blame on opposition leaders

By Ray Mwareya - 9 October 2018
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Young women must come out and shame their abusers, say activists

March against violence in Duncan Village

By Chris Gilili - 12 September 2018
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“Mass shutdown” planned on the Cape Flats in October

Hundreds expected to march against crime and gang violence

By Barbara Maregele - 11 September 2018
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“I called the police many times but they never came”

What victims and perpetrators of Soweto’s xenophobic violence say

By Mosa Damane - 10 September 2018
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We will not be intimidated, says Abahlali leader

Activists defy persistent threats in KZN

By Christopher Clark and Nomfundo Xolo - 5 September 2018
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Hout Bay protest turns violent after poaching death

Hangberg residents accuse law enforcement of shooting Durick van Blerk

By Kimon de Greef - 12 August 2018
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Violence in Harare: an eye-witness account

“You can vote for MDC all you want but there is nothing you can do”

By GroundUp correspondent - 2 August 2018
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Spate of vigilante killings in Dunoon

“We don’t support mob justice but people are sick and tired of crime”

By Peter Luhanga - 31 July 2018
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Coal mine opponents targeted on social media

“Powerful interests use violence and threats to cut off those defending human rights”

By John Yeld - 24 July 2018
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Power struggle between ANC and EFF in Brakpan turns violent

Some residents oppose EFF’s involvement in land occupation

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 23 July 2018
Photo of Bongile Joni and Wayne Hancock

Magistrate threatens “uncooperative” murder accused’s freedom

Bongile Joni was released on a warning despite being charged with murdering a Strand woman allegedly because of her sexual orientation

By Barbara Maregele - 18 July 2018
Photo of Leamah Sixholo

Health workers say they are undervalued and poorly equipped

The South African Human Rights Commission hosted a dialogue on the impact of strikes by health workers

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 6 July 2018
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Policeman accused of beating women because they are lesbian

Officer due to appear in court on 17 July

By Kwanele Mketeni - 3 July 2018