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Cape Flats blitz nets over 143 suspects in one weekend

A National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NatJOINTS) operation since the early hours of Thursday morning in the Philippi, Steenberg, and Delft areas in Cape Town have yielded significant successes, the South African Police Service (SAPS) said. “During the NatJOINTS multi-disciplinary integrated high density operations 143 suspects have been arrested[…]

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BURIAL PART 3: Are our mortuaries coping?

By Tauhierah Salie With a recent international survey labeling Cape Town as one of the most dangerous Cities in the world, an unexpected death of someone we know could happen at any moment. As we know, one of the most important aspects that need to be properly conducted is a[…]

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Mixed reactions to Pagad’s presence in Bonteheuwel

Anti-crime movement People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad) made an appearance in Bonteheuwel on Wednesday evening to conduct a motorcade, effectively announcing their presence in the area. Several calls were reportedly made by the Bonteheuwel community for the assistance of Pagad in combating the persisting gang-violence and crime. However, the[…]

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People’s faith in Sars, public protector at 3-month low

The wave of judicial reviews of the public protector’s reports given by courts in setting aside her reports was alarming, Corruption Watch said. Public confidence in the South African Revenue Service (Sars) and the public protector’s office is at a three-month low, just as the former recently announced the start[…]

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Focus on police leadership, SANDF not the solution – SJC

By Anees Teladia With increasing calls from Western Cape communities for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to be deployed in gang-ridden areas, the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) has appealed for a focus on applying pressure on national and provincial police leadership, rather than on demanding the army’s presence.[…]

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WC violence and gangsterism is a “crisis’

Over 1600 people have been killed in serious crime in the Western Cape over the past six months, most of them in gang-related violence. Following several urgent calls for the government to address escalating gang violence and crime on the Cape Flats, government structures agree the situation is in a crisis[…]

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