The Police

Protester killed as allegations of police brutality mark #HoutBayProtest

Residents say protester was shot in the head, at close range, with live ammunition during Monday's protest.

Court case challenges the constitutionality of protest law

On 14 June 2017, the Western Cape High Court heard a case challenging the constitutionality of the Regulation of Gatherings Act, on the grounds...

What does the reopening of Ahmed Timol’s inquest mean?

An inquest into South African Communist Party member and anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol's death is set to reopen on Monday, 45 years after his...

Committee meeting on student protest policing finds inadequately trained private security...

Greater cooperation between police and universities is needed during student protests; police and universities also need to reexamine the role of private security in...

Women say Booysens police station is not taking rape cases seriously

On Thursday night, the Soul City Institute and the Soweto Women’s Forum held a vigil outside the Booysens Police Station to draw attention to...

“We didn’t know that baby Jayden would be the price we’d...

On Monday, 29 May, residents of the Foreman Road informal settlement marched to the Sydenham police station after the death of two-week-old Jayden Khoza,...

Here’s what the police are supposed to do when someone reports...

The experience of a sexual assault is violent and traumatic. The last thing you may want to do is deal with the police, especially...

Protest nation: government needs to listen better

South Africa could be entering a new era of protest. This is according to Karen Heese of Municipal IQ, an online database that monitors...

“The way killings happen in Kashmir every day, there are little...

The student uprising in Indian-held Kashmir refuses to die down. At least 100 students were injured when security forces clashed with students protesting across the...

Student leader Bonginkosi Khanyile aces studies while in jail

He sat in his prison cell in yellow “detainee remand” pants and shirt. The prison warders didn’t use his name; they simply said “prisoner”. But...

Eldorado Park mob justice: ‘Ons gaan hom dood maak’

A man was beaten to death by community members in what is believed to be a case of mob justice in Eldorado Park on...

Four years on, we #RememberMarikana

Four years later and there is still no justice for the fallen miners of Marikana. As we remember, tributes have flooded in...

Ari Sitas: “June 1976 was a point of no return”

ARI SITAS, sociology professor at UCT, reflects on the events of June 1976 and what it meant to be a young person then. I was...
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