Gang violence, hijacking’s, robbery and murder are all crimes that contribute to the dark cloud that is hanging over the Mitchells Plain area. Mitchells Plain is one of the many suburbs plagued by crime, whilst the risk might be higher in areas such as Hanover Park, certain parts of the[…]
The issue of gang violence, though having increased over the past few months, remains a ‘norm’ in the lives of Cape Flats communities, but with the recent discovery of an arms cache in Valhalla Park, residents have been granted renewed hope. In what is considered a ground-breaking discovery, last week[…]
In response to on-going criminal activity within the Mitchells Plain area, one resident is urging the community to protect the colourful culture of the area and save its Town Centre. Long been regarded as one of Cape Town’s most bustling trading areas, the Town Centre has in recent years deteriorated […]
While gang violence continues to impede the lives of residents within the Cape Flats, new gunshot-detecting technology has shed a ray of hope on besieged communities. On Thursday, the City of Cape Town’s Department of Safety and Security unveiled ShotSpotter, which is a pilot project that has been released in[…]
Community members from Hangberg have taken a pro-active approach after numerous reports of shootings and other criminal activity as a result of gangsterism and drugs within the area. Residents of the Hout Baai town took it upon themselves to organize a meeting with the local police as a step towards[…]
While the Cape Town community on Wednesday voiced their anger at the court appearance of a murdered Valhalla Park teen, activists are calling for an end to the scourge of gender-based violence within the country. Early Sunday morning, 18-year old Lekita Moore’s mutilated body was discovered in a field in[…]
While Cape Flats residents continue to call on authorities to remedy the unparalleled levels of crime that has imprisoned communities, recent gang activity in Delft has shocked residents. Nestled on the outskirts of the Cape Flats, the township in the month of August was rocked by the murder of 31[…]
Thursday, August 25, 2016, marked the second anniversary of the release of the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry’s final report. The Commission sat in 2014 in what many describe as a ground-breaking process in which it uncovered systemic issues with policing not only within Khayelitsha, but across the country. The inquiry’s[…]
As Cape Town residents battle against the scourge of gansterism and drugs, recent events in Manenberg have once again ignited resident’s pleas to create a safe environment for their children. Following the surge of gang violence and the consequent s injury of a nine-year old child and 34- year old[…]
On this day in 1956, more than 20 000 South African women of all races marched to the Union Buildings in protest against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act of 1950, commonly referred to as the “pass laws”. These women will go down in history, as females who[…]
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