Malema tried to show that by inviting him to the SONA, the ANC had endorsed his views about apartheid, writes Adriaan Basson.
The South African National Defence Force says it is "concerned" about unverified reports that its officers are somehow involved in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old girl in Athlone, Cape Town.
Minister of Police Bheki Cele has declared war on gang infested parts of the Western Cape.
The boy was killed during an alleged gang shooting in Dury Court, Lavender Hill, while a 22-year-old man was left seriously injured, Western Cape police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said in a statement.
Less than three years after doctors said it was unlikely Ashline Telmarks would ever walk on her own again after a gangster's bullet hit her in the back, the little girl's great-grandmother now has her hands full trying to stop her from running all the time.
Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says they have received a letter from Western Cape Premier Alan Winde where he calls for an extension of the SANDF deployment to the Cape Flats which ends next week.
A six-year-old girl has been hit by a stray bullet during a shooting incident in Lavender Hill.
Despite their limited mandate, the army has just too few soldiers to patrol the ten suburbs that are home to over 1 million people.
According to the provincial health department, the Groote Schuur Hospital trauma centre previously attended to an average of 37 gunshot victims per month. It now sees an average of 73.
The army has been deployed and efforts by the anti-gang unit to tackle crime have been ramped up but it is not enough, say moms who marched against "living in a war zone" across the Western Cape.
Any crime reduction effects from the current crackdown operation in Cape Town are likely to be short-lived unless a holistic and realistic plan to reduce crime and violence is devised, writes Guy Lamb.
From ongoing attacks on women and children, to the apparent targeting of foreign nationals and the deployment of the army to the Cape Flats – violence grabbed the major headlines in South Africa in 2019.
Donations towards the funeral service of slain five-year-old Valentino Grootetjie are well underway.
A little boy shot dead while playing in his yard in Lavender Hill will never get to wear the Christmas clothes his family bought, the chairperson of the local community policing forum said on Sunday.
The Foundation has called on citizens to contribute to peace on the Cape Flats this festive season.
Two suspects have been arrested after three people were killed and several others injured in separate shooting incidents in Delft, Cape Town.
The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has confirmed the 41-year-old man found burned to death in the boot of a car in Blue Downs earlier this week was a soldier.
Given the framework within which removals under the Group Areas Act took place in Cape Town, a social disaster was inevitable.
Since the beginning of July, Bonteheuwel has seen the number of gang-related casualties brought down from an average of seven murders to one.
The Western Cape government hopes the new acting provincial police commissioner will set aside internal politicking in the police service following the transfer of Lieutenant General Khominkosi Jula to KwaZulu-Natal, Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz has said.
The Western Cape government is considering court action against Police Minister Bheki Cele in its battle to get extra police officers for the province, Premier Alan Winde says.
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