The Police

News Flash: How the #ShutdownSA is unfolding

On Wednesday, July 7, former South African president, Jacob Zuma, turned himself in to the police to begin his 15 months in...

The latest from eSwatini

Protesters continue to take to the streets in eSwatini. The government has responded aggressively, with people reporting that the military and the...

Ziyanda Stuurman asks: “Can we be safe?” and “how” in new...

Safety and policing are major issues for all people living in South Africa but not always equally. Policing, safety and criminality are...

Democratic Alliance says bang bang not jab jab

On June 22 2021 the Democratic Alliance (DA) hosted a virtual firearm summit. The DA has previously supported private gun ownership for...

A brutal time when police were heroes, not villains

Police brutality is once again in the spotlight after SA rugby player, Lindani Myeni, was gunned down by US police. Angelo Louw,...

ICYMI: Here’s what happened this week at SA universities

This week saw the return of protests and conversations around #FeesMustFall, NSFAS, various other student issues and police brutality. 

Petition: In Solidarity with Students #Asinamali #EndAusterity #FreeEducation

In solidarity with students across the country, we, the undersigned, condemn the brutal murder of a 36-year old bystander who was shot...

Mthokozisi Ntumba who was killed by police at Wits protest was...

Mthokozisi Ntumba was killed by police during a protest outside Wits University this week. Following his death, the police minister Bheki Cele...

NEWSFLASH: One person killed as police use force to disperse Wits...

One person was shot and killed amidst ongoing student protest action outside the Braamfontein campus of the University of Witwatersrand. 

The SAPS is too caught up in its own contradictions to...

The lockdown protests in Cape Town offered us many laughs but it also showed that the police do know how to approach...

Heard at Zondo: Fees Must Fall was “infiltrated” by the State...

During the January 25 sitting of the State Capture Commission, Sydney Mufamadi, the chairperson of the high-level panel into the State Security...

Kamala Harris: Representation does not equal better policies

On Saturday evening, news sites in the United States of America (USA) announced that Joe Biden would be the next president of...

The Nigeria SARS and Namibia GBV protests, explained

For almost two weeks, Nigerians have been protesting to #EndSARS. Thousands of people joined the demonstrations across the country, raising their voices...

#StoptheSale activists celebrate Tafelberg victory

It could be a huge stride against Apartheid spatial planning in Cape Town. The Western Cape High Court ruled in favour of...

All South Africa’s commissions of inquiry listed

The ongoing Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture,  has left many of us aghast. Come on. It must be...

Two Blasts Rip Through Beirut But Lebanon Is Already Broken

“An accident waiting to happen” that’s how Habib Battah, a journalist in Beirut speaking to Al Jazeera described Lebanon. The country is...

The Terrorist Album Marked People For Death

Jacob Dlamini was due to fly down to South Africa from New Jersey for promotions for his new book, The Terrorist Album....

Public Statement Concerning #FeesMustFall Student Activist, Kanya Cekeshe

Public statement by former student leaders and members of the clergy and civil society concerning #FeesMustFall student activist, Kanya Cekeshe ...

“Excluding Rape From Common Purpose Would Be Irrational,” ConCourt Hears

UPDATE: During the December 11 handing down of judgement, the Constitutional Court ruled that the doctrine of common purpose applies...
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