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David Bruce

David Bruce

    A journey into the tragedy at Marikana
    A journey into the tragedy at Marikana
    A book by Greg Marinovich highlights the exploitation that led to the Marikana tragedy, writes David Bruce.
    [From our archives] Phiyega flew too close to the sun
    [From our archives] Phiyega flew too close to the sun
    With access to high political power, she believed she was unaccountable and untouchable, writes David Bruce.
    Policing: One policy size does not fit all
    Policing: One policy size does not fit all
    National commissioner Riah Phiyega's questionable fitness for office is just one of the many problems the SAPS faces, writes David Bruce.
    Marikana: A massacre by any other name
    Marikana: A massacre by any other name
    How should we characterise the police actions on the afternoon of August 16 2012 that started with a 10 second burst of gunfire?
    Mthethwa set the scene at Marikana
    Mthethwa set the scene at Marikana
    As police minister he provided the political guidance that framed the SAPS's actions.
    Marikana will always stalk Ramaphosa
    Marikana will always stalk Ramaphosa
    The politician remains vulnerable in the quest to hold those responsible to account.
    'Why does KZN lead in police killings?'
    'Why does KZN lead in police killings?'
    Statistics suggest there was more than one police unit in the province linked to unlawful killings.
    Looting is hardly alien to human nature
    Looting is hardly alien to human nature
    Expect more violence until the acceptance that it is a valid tool of political expression is addressed.
    Marikana: The case against Mthethwa
    Marikana: The case against Mthethwa
    The urgency of the operation may have been to pre-empt Julius Malema from entering the fray.
    Focus on 'trio' crimes skews the stats
    Focus on 'trio' crimes skews the stats
    The recent police statistics again show how the well-off and business control the crime agenda, while street robberies are a much bigger problem.
    Expanding the police force is a tricky business
    Expanding the police force is a tricky business
    Since Marikana, the South African police has struggled to balance a stretching budget without compromising quality.