CRIME

Picketers demand jail time for looters of Covid-19 funds

Campaign highlights the devastating impact of corruption on lives

By Nokulunga Majola - 21 September 2020

“They stabbed and stoned my horses” says Fairview stable owner

Dippin Blu Horse Racing considers legal action against its former workers after protest

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 18 September 2020

Community beats three suspected criminals to death in Eastern Cape

Police blamed for the rise in vigilantism

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 11 September 2020

Enemies of the nation: How the “war on drugs” has failed South Africa

Drug use is a social and health issue. It is not a criminal justice issue

By Edwin Cameron - 19 August 2020

One dead, 13 due in court after protests and looting in Bloekombos

“We are willing to move elsewhere. We just want a place to stay” says occupier

By Vincent Lali - 11 August 2020

Make Women’s Day matter by funding a shelter, urges Philisa Abafazi Bethu

Cape Town organisation hopes to open a second safe house

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 9 August 2020

R300,000 lotto grant for school comes to naught because of criminals

“They only left stumps of goalposts,” says primary school principal

By Joseph Chirume - 5 August 2020

Immigrant shop owners a soft target for criminals

Reporting crime to the police is “a waste of time” says Delft shop owner

By Tariro Washinyira - 4 August 2020

Criminalising cannabis use by children is unconstitutional, court rules

Court hears children are languishing for months in detention for trivial offences

By Tania Broughton - 3 August 2020

Twenty arrested after shops of foreign nationals looted and torched

Human rights groups have criticised government’s inaction to deal with xenophobic attacks

By Lwazi Nongauza - 31 July 2020

Khayelitsha business owner caught in “rain of stones” during protest

Nelly Tom has scratches and bruising on her face and her work vehicle is severely damaged

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 31 July 2020

Cape Town residents close bridge to reduce crime

Pedestrian walkway connecting Mandalay to Lower Crossroads cut off

By Buziwe Nocuze - 30 July 2020

Two schools torched in protest for land

“They are threatening our future. This year is already hard with Covid-19” says matric student

By Peter Luhanga - 23 July 2020

Mob burns Covid-19 facility and community hall

Ward councillor’s family moved to safehouse after their home was also attacked

By Vincent Lali - 20 July 2020

Residents destroy home of man accused of sexually assaulting five children

“We demolished his house because the justice system has failed us”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 9 July 2020

New Brighton residents launch community patrols as crime runs riot

“Our children no longer care to see a dead body”

By Joseph Chirume - 6 July 2020