Locals complain about being attacked and robbed and are dissatisfied about the lack of attention paid to their problems.
The big question is: Will people vote for another party, or will it be protests and strikes as usual?
While Europe and North America may be afraid to go outside, we fear the crime that comes to us.
People should not be drawing together just out of fear but to fight against real threats to their future.
The M&G's Mia Malan spent a week in Diepsloot and spoke to rape victims, parents and councillors to understand the high rate of rape in the township.
Four people have been arrested in connection with the robbery of SABC journalists outside Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg this week.
The SABC's Vuyo Mvoko and his crew were robbed of their belongings seconds before they could cross live from Milpark in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
The EFF confirmed that the party's legislature chief whip, Papiki Babuile, will remain in his position for now – despite sitting in jail for murder.
Cases of armed robberies, burglaries, murder, attempted murder and serious assault tend to increase over the festive season, according to research.
Public fury at the death of the Bafana Bafana captain may push policymakers into making bad decisions when it comes to crime and policing.
Slain Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa was well known in the crime-plagued Mzamo neighbourhood of Vosloorus on the East Rand.
We don’t help each other because of a lack of trust but we must stop being so suspicious – we have to help each other; we need each other.
More than 1 000 police officers with criminal records will be removed from the South African Police Service, says Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa.
Venezuela's crime-ridden capital was once a thriving metropolis and residents hope the Hugo Chávez park signals a return to better times.
Where is the "rape capital of the world"? Is it SA or the Democratic Republic of Congo? What does the phrase even mean? Africa Check investigates.
A police nyala, acting as a decoy to avoid angry protesters at the court where a man accused of raping and killing his niece appeared, has crashed.
A car stolen in a hijacking, which was caught on CCTV footage, has been found in the parking bay of an Amakhosi player.