Moms of gang violence victims, call for justice

On Monday, mothers who have lost children to gang violence, accompanied by various community members, took to streets of the CBD as part of the Moms Move for Justice and the Alonso Foundation’s march to Parliament. In a bid to expedite the judicial process and finally have closure, the mothers[…]

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Learners require more emotional support

As schools across South Africa continue to debate the issuing of corporal punishment within the classroom environment, the issue of violence within schools has recently been highlighted with the alleged assaulting of an educator at Strandfontein High School by a family member of a learner. The incident was allegedly in[…]

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Paramedics targeted by robbers in Cape Town

A paramedic has told how he feared for his life after the ambulance he was driving was targeted by criminals while he and his partner responded to a call. The man, who asked to remain anonymous, told News24 that they were called out to attend to a patient in Nyanga.[…]

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Dying words of tiny gang victim

Little Sadiqah Lippert was just a few steps from her grandmother’s doorstep on Monday evening when a stray bullet from a gang battle hit her in the stomach. Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of the 6-year-old in Athlone. All she could mutter to her[…]

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Fresh round of shootings rocks Manenberg

Three people were shot, at least one of them fatally, when gunmen opened fire in Manenberg on Wednesday night. The Manenberg Safety Forum said the dead man was a right-hand man to the Hard Livings gang boss in the area. Police said a 24-year-old man had been arrested in connection[…]

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Portfolio Committee meets SAPS Manenberg on Gang Surge

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Policing met with the various National and Provincial SAPS structures at the Manenberg Police Station on Friday. The aim of the meeting was to discuss police’s intervention plan to combat the scourge of gangsterism in the area. Since the start of the month, 17 people were[…]

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Fed-up Nyanga residents to stage sit-in

Residents plan to stage a sit-in at the Nyanga police station in Cape Town on Freedom Day following a spate of bloodshed. Earlier this week a grandmother, a teenager and an 8-year-old boy were killed in an apparent gang retaliation attack in the area. “For us to be known as[…]

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Teens talk gangs, education and the Constitution

Gangsterism on the Cape Flats and poor quality education came under the spotlight in Parliament on Monday as young South Africans from several Western Cape schools made their voices heard during a learners’ dialogue on constitutional education hosted by the justice and constitutional development department. Leading the discussion was Minister[…]

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