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Community Policing Forums have suggested several ways in which the SANDF can best take advantage of their deployment to the Cape Flats, after their stay was extended for six more months.
A Cape Town gangster has been handed a 275 year sentence for crimes committed in Gauteng, including five murders.
No job is too important to be created or sustained at the expense of the well being of our children and their future, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
Two people were arrested after they were shot when a fight broke out between alleged gangsters in Manenberg, Cape Town.
Hanover Park and Manenberg residents in Cape Town have welcomed the deployment of the South African National Defence Force.
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has welcomed Police Minister Bheki Cele's announcement that the military will be helping the police crack down on gang and crime hot spots in the province.
The South African National Defence Force will join an operation to clamp down on Cape Town's gang infested areas on Friday, Police Minister Bheki Cele announced on Thursday evening.
Gang-related battles in Westbury has claimed another two lives in the volatile Johannesburg suburb this week alone.
We need to stop the criminal wastage of the talent residing in our youthful population by taking steps to transform the socio-economic structures of our society that perpetuate the wounds of divisions, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
Two Western Cape gangsters were nabbed after both were linked to various murders, including that of a one-year-old child.
It was touted as a potential silver bullet - armed soldiers bringing gangsterism to its knees after months of bloodshed as gunmen ran amok on the Cape Flats. But with a few days left to go, how effective has the army's deployment been?
Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has called the deployment of the South African National Defence Force into parts of the Cape Flats a ''success'', but cautioned that the ''temporary measure'' was a moot point if the underlying socioeconomic causes of gangsterism were not adequately addressed.
Police Minister Bheki Cele on Friday welcomed the introduction of a task team to tackle gangsterism and illegal mining in the Free State.
When 28s General Welcome Witbooi sat down for a "council meeting" in a cell in Pollsmoor Prison more than 10 years ago, he knew his request to leave the gang could cost him his life. But he didn't die that day – all because he had taught his "executioner" to read.
"The aim of this inter-ministerial collaboration is to assist in the stabilisation of communities most affected by gangsterism and criminality."
While the residents of the Cape Flats continue to live in fear as gang violence rages on, the debate on the police's budget vote descended into politicking and accusations of hypocrisy.
The warrant officer was allegedly the driver of a marked police vehicle used in a shooting outside Agatha flats in Newclare in 2016.
Police Minister Bheki Cele says the Western Cape's Anti-Gang Unit has been extended to a national level because "gangsterism is spreading across" the country.
The police say they will pull out all the stops to ensure the safety of residents in a tense Westbury, Johannesburg.
The police's anti-gang unit received about 50 new high-performance vehicles during its launch in Hanover Park, Cape Town. Watch.
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