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David Bruce

David Bruce

    A journey into the tragedy at Marikana
    A journey into the tragedy at Marikana
    One of the photographs in Greg Marinovich’s Murder at Small Koppie: The Real Story of the Marikana massacre (Penguin) shows a pool of...
    [From our archives] Phiyega flew too close to the sun
    [From our archives] Phiyega flew too close to the sun
    Riah Phiyega is now the third successive national police commissioner to fall spectacularly from grace. This continuing instability in the...
    Policing: One policy size does not fit all
    Policing: One policy size does not fit all
    Once again, a South African Police Service national commissioner is facing a board of inquiry into her fitness to hold office and may be suspended...
    Marikana: A massacre by any other name
    Marikana: A massacre by any other name
    One of the subjects of dispute at the Marikana commission was the word "massacre". Eventually, following repeated objections...
    Mthethwa set the scene at Marikana
    Mthethwa set the scene at Marikana
    The Marikana commission's report has been released. But does this mean we now know as much as we ever will about the motive for the police operation...
    Marikana will always stalk Ramaphosa
    Marikana will always stalk Ramaphosa
    The long-awaited report of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry is now due to be released on June 30, almost three years after the Marikana massacre of...
    'Why does KZN lead in police killings?'
    'Why does KZN lead in police killings?'
    In almost every year since 1997, when these figures were first recorded by the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD), more people were killed by...
    Looting is hardly alien to human nature
    Looting is hardly alien to human nature
    The recent spate of looting of foreign-run shops, last month in Soweto and Kagiso and this month in Mohlakeng and Majakaneng, has once again put the...
    Marikana: The case against Mthethwa
    Marikana: The case against Mthethwa
    At the commission of inquiry into the Marikana massacre, the email correspondence between Cyril Ramaphosa, then a nonexecutive member of the Lonmin...
    Focus on 'trio' crimes skews the stats
    Focus on 'trio' crimes skews the stats
    The release of the national crime statistics by the South African Police Service (SAPS) last month was greeted with some dismay. After several years...
    Expanding the police force is a tricky business
    Expanding the police force is a tricky business
    One did not have to read the ANC's 2009 election manifesto too closely to realise what had become the central strand in its thinking on how to...
    Violent protests entrenched in SA's culture
    Violent protests entrenched in SA's culture
    Over the past month South Africa has been shaken by violent protest. In Relela, in Sebokeng, in Mothutlung, in Roodepoort and elsewhere, there have...