ANALYSIS: Soldiers won't stem gang violence because the army is in a sorry state

2019-08-19 11:25

Despite their limited mandate, the army has just too few soldiers to patrol the ten suburbs that are home to over 1 million people.

How to steal power from the Cape Flats war lords – without the army

2019-07-21 09:05

Gangs do not form by accident. In Cape Town, organised gangs have been a community force since the era of forced removals, write Mark Shaw and Simone Haysom.

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The first wave of South African National Defence Force troops have finally landed in the Cape Flats - with soldiers receiving a hero's welcome by some people in Manenberg and Hanover Park.

The first wave of South African National Defence Force troops have finally landed in the Cape Flats - with soldiers receiving a hero's welcome by some people in Manenberg and Hanover Park.

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'Things are moving': SANDF troops start arriving in Cape Town

2019-07-12 19:30

Troops from around the country have arrived in Cape Town to support a planned police operation to rid crime-ridden suburbs of gangs and criminals.

Gang Wars Part 1 | 'When you live in Hanover Park, you know death' – mom's anguish after son, 21, gunned down

2019-07-07 07:04

It was meant to be a 2-minute walk to the corner shop for Ashtivon Gaffley. Instead, he became one of 12 people murdered in the gang-ridden neighbourhood last month.

 

Do joint police-military crackdown operations actually reduce violent crime?

2019-07-23 11:46

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.

Gang Wars Part 4 | 'I don't want to die. I want to play soccer' - reality of life for a Hanover Park child

2019-07-20 08:00

"It's the guns. I don't like guns. They make me scared. When I see the gangsters run, holding it by their sides, I run the other way. I don't want to die. I want to play soccer, finish school and get a job."

Cape Flats Gangland: Come with me down paradise road

2019-07-16 19:12

The national anti-gang strategy meant to address gangsterism at a street level and focused on "community development, conflict mediation and changing community norms in order to reduce violence and criminality" is not working – but they must keep on keeping on, writes Selene Brophy.

EXPLAINED: The army will be deployed in Cape Town. Here are the pros and cons

2019-07-12 09:04

Police Minister Bheki Cele announced the army will be deployed to combat crime on the gang-ridden Cape Flats in Cape Town. Under what circumstances is it allowed and what are the risks? Dr Johan Burger, senior researcher in the Crime and Justice Programme at the Institute for Security Studies, explains.

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