The Police

Showmax’s Devilsdorp smashes viewing records and launches a companion podcast

Showmax has launched Devilsdorp: The Official Companion Podcast, presented by Nicole Engelbrecht of True Crime South Africa. It’s South Africa’s first victim-focused...

The Total Shutdown: One Year On

One year ago on August 1, 2018, thousands of women and gender non-conforming people (GNC) took to the streets of South Africa...

Ukuthwala: the sex trafficking scandal devastating rural South Africa

“Back home in the Eastern Cape, ukuthwala is normal and has always been, so long as one has the means to pay lobola and...

Why The Protests? Education Is Still Not Free

The cracks within the government's free education plan are showing. While the policy increased access to higher learning, it also introduced numerous administrative issues...

The DA’s “Law & Order” Policies Won’t Fix The Cape Flats

COMMENT Editor's note: on 11 July 2019, the minister of police Bheki Cele announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa had...

Malls as the site of the “new apartheid”

In Dr. Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh’s new book, The New Apartheid, he unpacks how apartheid never ended in South Africa. Instead it just reinvented...

Robbery down in KZN, but Berea remains a crime hotspot

Residents living in and around Berea, Durban are raising concerns over criminal activities plaguing the area, where people are being targeted and robbed in...

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. 

Legal toolkit for student protesters in South Africa

On Tuesday the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (Seri) released a legal and practical guide to student protests. It is a user-friendly guide...

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...

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...

Danger from above: rocks thrown off bridges is an increasing robbery...

Drivers in northern KwaZulu-Natal are familiar with the trend of rocks thrown at cars from bridges. This is a robbery tactic that has been...

Fundraiser For Collins Khosa Family

Collins Khosa was one of the first casualties of the COVID-19 lockdown. Khosa from Alexandra, Johannesburg was killed on Easter Friday following...

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...

“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...

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...

The Last Moments Of The Student Shot At DUT

UPDATE: Hospital manager at City Hospital Rafeek Nakooda said the DUT student was rushed to hospital with his friends. As far as they know,...

National Shutdown Planned Against Gender-Based Violence

An organisation of feminist and gender activists is calling for a Total Shutdown and Intersectional Women's March Against Gender-based Violence on August 1. It...

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...

#SAShutdown triggered by #ZumaArrest but not the reason

The #ShutdownSA protests sparked by the imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma are ongoing. Minister of police, Bheki Cele assured South Africans...
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