From #AmINext to xenophobia, the stories that rocked SA in 2019

2020-01-01 07:21

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.

No arrests yet after Cape Town teen hit by stray bullet

2019-11-05 16:08

No arrests have yet been made after a 13-year-old girl was hit and injured by a stray bullet in Hanover Park, Western Cape police say,

Another arrest expected in Westbury gang murder, court hears

2019-09-06 14:31

Another suspect is expected to be arrested soon in a case about a 2016 Westbury gang-related murder, the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

One murder reported in Bonteheuwel in July, after 44 the previous six months

2019-08-02 06:04

Since the beginning of July, Bonteheuwel has seen the number of gang-related casualties brought down from an average of seven murders to one.

ANALYSIS: Here's why sending troops to the Cape Flats is a very temporary fix

2019-07-18 07:47

When the army moves into 10 troubled Cape Town neighbourhoods it will calm things down, as it did in 1998. But when they leave, if they can, the violence will bounce back, as it did then. Here are several reasons why.

Concerns about civilians' safety ahead of army deployment in Cape Town - reports

2019-07-13 16:23

Several organisations have raised concerns about the safety of citizens as the police's Operation Lockdown gets under way in Cape Town's crime-ridden suburbs.

Crime summit to discuss solutions as SANDF gets ready to deploy in Cape Town

2019-07-13 09:39

As the SANDF prepares to deploy to support police efforts in the Western Cape's gang-infested areas, police top brass will be engaging a range of stakeholders on ways to fight crime in the province.

Cape Town's nightclub security wars: 'What we think of as the underworld isn't actually separate from our everyday lives'

2019-06-25 12:29

While underworld corruption existed to some extent under presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, it was only under the watch of Jacob Zuma that "the problem became amplified and the corruption flowed in, saturating the police".

Bonteheuwel man launches athletics club for children on Cape Flats

2019-04-21 07:41

"I know there can be a Caster Semenya or Wayde van Niekerk here," says an enthusiastic Riyaad Avontuur, whose new club already has over 50 children from the gang-ravaged area on the Cape Flats.

Nightclub security boss Modack to be allowed back into Cape Town clubs, restaurants

2018-12-11 14:22

Cape Town nightclub security boss Nafiz Modack has succeeded in having his bail conditions amended to allow him to visit most restaurants and nightclubs in Cape Town.


ANALYSIS | Rashied Staggie: Last of the Cape Flats' OGs

2019-12-13 14:50

A look around the room confirmed this: people were enthralled by him despite their fear and animus given his reputation as the leader of one of the most powerful and feared gangs to have ever come out of South Africa, let alone the Cape Flats, the Hard Livings.

'You can’t be killing 10-year-olds' - Cele reacts to Cape Town massacre that claimed 3 kids

2019-09-18 20:47

The teenager gunned down in a shooting that also claimed the lives of three children at a house in Elsies River was allegedly affiliated to a gang, Western Cape Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz has said.

SANDF confirms victim found in burned car in Cape Town was a soldier

2019-08-23 15:13

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.

WATCH: First wave of SANDF troops enter the Cape Flats

2019-07-18 15:31

The first troops of the South African National Defence Force have finally landed in the Cape Flats - with members of the army seen patrolling the suburbs of Manenberg and Hanover Park.

SANDF deployment to Cape Flats kept vague for 'element of surprise' - defence minister

2019-07-17 11:20

Although the army will be deployed to violence-plagued communities on the Cape Flats, the precise details of when they are expected to start work has been kept vague as part of an "element of surprise".

SANDF troops undergo 'mission readiness training' ahead of deployment in Cape Town

2019-07-13 12:02

SA National Defence Force troops in Cape Town are receiving 'mission readiness training' ahead of their deployment in the city's gang-infested areas, where they will be offering support to local police efforts in combating crime.

This is where the army will be deployed in Cape Town

2019-07-12 12:04

The South African National Defence Force will help the police contain gangsterism in the Western Cape's 10 police precincts with the highest attempted murder rates.

EXTRACT | The Enforcers: 'Responsible for the life of a person, I will do whatever is necessary'

2019-06-25 07:25

In Cape Town, on 30 July, a 30-year-old woman and her boyfriend were shot in Manenberg. The boyfriend was killed outright; the woman was taken to hospital with a bullet in her neck where she later died. Or so it seemed.

Creativity could be the route to ending gangsterism, drug abuse in the Cape

2019-02-28 09:02

Problems of violence, drugs and gangsterism in places like Mitchell's Plain are symptoms of a deeper problem that could be addressed through creative processes, writes Max-Gordon Stoffberg.

Anti-gang unit makes 119 arrests, including 'high-flying gangsters' - Cele

2018-11-29 14:04

The Anti-Gang Unit is on a roll since its deployment in the Western Cape, Police Minister Bheki Cele has claimed.

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