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Ottery demonstrators block roads over housing concerns

Monday got off to a bad start for residents in Ottery, as traffic was disrupted due to violent protests. Old Strandfontein road and Olieboom road near Makro was blockaded by residents burning tyres, allegedly over housing concerns. Authorities have confirmed that 20 people, mostly women, have been arrested and all[…]

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Chicago PD visit Cape Town: PHOTOS

By Anees Teladia The United States of America’s Consulate in Cape Town recently invited the city of Chicago’s Deputy Chief of Police, Eric Carter as well as District Commander, Ernest Cato III, to Cape Town. The aim of the visit has been to attempt to expand and increase the partnerships[…]

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Hout Bay taxi violence causes chaos

By Anees Teladia The taxi industry in South Africa has become known as one of the most dangerous and unruly industries to nearly all South Africans. Taxis are regularly implicated in reports on violence and unlawful road conduct. Recently, Hout Bay has found itself to be at the centre of[…]

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Authorities out in full force on New Years weekend

The City of Cape Town’s emergency, law enforcement and traffic services have been deployed in the central city and other popular destinations for the traditional New Year’s Eve mass celebrations. New Year’s Eve draws huge crowds to central Cape Town, the V&A Waterfront, beaches and places of entertainment. “As huge[…]

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Police office targeted in deadly Quetta blast

At least nine people have been killed and 12 wounded in a car bomb attack near the provincial police chief’s office in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, officials say. The explosion on Friday morning targeted a police checkpost near the complex housing the Balochistan police chief’s office, local police[…]

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Cops brace for violence as Tshwane smoulders

Police officers and lawmen from across Gauteng are bracing for another day of civil unrest in Tshwane after reports of widespread violence overnight. This follows days of protests in Atteridgeville, Soshanguve, Mamelodi, Hammanskraal and Mabopane after the announcement of Thoko Didiza as the ANC’s mayoral candidate for the sprawling metro.[…]

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Consistent enforcement needed to tackle drunk driving

State laboratories are proving far too inefficient in returning blood sample results of those arrested whilst driving under the influence of alcohol, a scenario that is severely deterred efforts to clampdown on drunk drivers. These inefficiencies, according to the director of the Justice Project SA, mean that very few drunk-driving[…]

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