Ex-con mentors children on the Cape Flats

By Aneeqa Du Plessis “Sometimes a life needs to be lost in order to save the lives of many,” says reformed ex-convict Bradwin Daniels. In a time where many youth across the Cape Flats are directionless and falling victim to the scourge of gangsterism daily, parolee, Daniels has taken it[…]

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Bogus prison wardens targets family of inmates

By Qudissiyah Kasu Bogus prison wardens are targeting the families of inmates by calling them up and telling them that they could secure the release of inmates for a nominal fee. The Western Cape Regional Commissioner Delekile Klaas said that it has come to their attention that there are individuals[…]

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Opposition MPs renew call for death penalty

It seems opposition MPs don’t want to let go of calls for the reinstatement of the death penalty. They say stronger deterrents are needed to help stem the tide on violence. Lawmakers engaged in a heated debate on the matter in the National Assembly on Thursday at the request of the[…]

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Breaking the Cycle: Part 3

By Loushe Jordaan-Gilbert This story is part of a series focusing on former gang members who changed their lives for the better. Searching for comfort and a sense of belonging, 28-year-old Nico from Bonteheuwel said his life took a turn for the worse upon discovering that his mom was diagnosed[…]

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