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Expert argues for restorative justice, retribution left hanging

By Anees Teladia Restorative justice is the way forward for the South African justice system, according to Venessa Padayachee, the national manager of advocacy & lobbying at NICRO (National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders). However, the restorative justice approach is not without flaws and opposition. South[…]

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Police minister to hold crime meeting in Lavender Hill

By Anees Teladia Religious leaders, Community Policing Forums, street committees, non-governmental organizations as well as parents and community members will have an opportunity to engage the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele on the impact of crime in the Western Cape. The crime imbizo is called “Community Mobilization against Crime” and[…]

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Groote Schuur records increase in gang violence cases

In the past two months, 22 patients suffered from spine injuries due to gunshot wounds, normally due to gang violence resulting in an influx of patients at state hospitals, this according Western Cape Health Department.  This after Groote Schuur Hospital’s Acute Spinal Cord Injury Unit (ASCI) recorded a 12 per[…]

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MP residents hold candlelight vigil for gang violence victims

Following an escalation of sporadic shootings and gang violence over the past few days in various areas of Mitchell’s Plain, residents from Lentegeur and surrounding areas are scheduled to gather for a candlelight vigil.  The vigil will see residents peacefully walk through their community. This after residents of Bonteheuwel and[…]

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Several shootings in CT overnight

The Kensington Community Policing Forum has expressed its concern regarding the safety and security of residents in the Factreton-Kensingron area, following a spate of shootings. Last night, three men were shot and wounded at Sasol garage on the corners of Voortrekker road and 5th Avenue. Gunmen opened fire and two[…]

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