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Cele agrees to deploy new police recruits

Police minister Bheki Cele has given the assurance that 1000 new police recruits will be deployed in the Western Cape immediately after they have completed their training. This was one of the outcomes of a meeting with MEC for Community Safety Albert Fritz this week. It follows a spike in[…]

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Child abuse rampant in WCape, can be prevented

By Anees Teladia Child abuse is rampant in the Western Cape but there are ways to prevent abuse. So says Dr Karen Muller, Chief Executive Officer of Child Witness Institute, in the wake of an investigation into the Al Noor Orphanage Centre in Woodstock which faces serious allegations of physical[…]

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SAHRC to launch inquiry into state of WCape violence

By Anees Teladia The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will be launching an inquiry into violence in the Western Cape, assessing the root causes as well as measures to combat and prevent it.  There has been an increase in gang related shootings over the past month, shootings which keep[…]

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Durbanville: 62-year-old teacher murdered during home robbery

A much-loved Afrikaans teacher from Hoerskool Monumentpark has been found dead in her home after she was attacked during a brazen robbery. Helga van Wyk was viciously stabbed by her assailant at her Durbanville property, and husband Johann was also badly injured trying to fend off the criminal-at-large. The incident took[…]

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