Covid-19: Police abuses reveal systemic flaws

The decision to rely on the police and army to enforce the lockdown was correct, but security force actions show both the weaknesses of the state and of systems for establishing social order

Covid-19: Are we at a disadvantage compared to China and Singapore?

South Africans are economically stressed and will quickly find ways to circumvent restrictions. Without social mobilisation we won't be able to ensure the compliance that other countries have been able to enforce

Rubber bullets well past their sell-by date

Police must distinguish between those acting violently and other protesters when using force

Ignore male victims at society’s peril

There is a crisis of violence against women. But men also suffer brutalisation. This contributes to the abuse of women

Structural youth unemployment solutions require new thinking and new institutions

Even if the rate of economic growth were to improve, chronic structural employment will remain for a considerable time

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

With access to high political power, she believed she was unaccountable and untouchable, writes David Bruce.

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

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

As police minister he provided the political guidance that framed the SAPS's actions.

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?’

Statistics suggest there was more than one police unit in the province linked to unlawful killings.

Press Releases

Road to recovery for the tourism sector: The South African perspective

The best-case scenario is that South Africa's tourism sector’s recovery will only begin in earnest towards the end of this year

What Africa can learn from Cuba in combating the Covid-19 pandemic

Africa should abandon the neoliberal path to be able to deal with Covid-19 and other health system challenges likely to emerge in future

Coexisting with Covid-19: Saving lives and the economy in India

A staggered exit from the lockdown accompanied by stepped-up testing to cover every district is necessary for India right now

Covid-19: Eased lockdown and rule of law Webinar

If you are arrested and fined in lockdown, you do get a criminal record if you pay the admission of guilt fine

Covid-19 and Frontline Workers

Who is caring for the healthcare workers? 'Working together is how we are going to get through this. It’s not just a marathon, it’s a relay'.

PPS webinar Part 2: Small business, big risk

The risks that businesses face and how they can be dealt with are something all business owners should be well acquainted with

Call for applications for the position of GCRO executive director

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory is seeking to appoint a high-calibre researcher and manager to be the executive director and to lead it

DriveRisk stays safe with high-tech thermal camera solution

Itec Evolve installed the screening device within a few days to help the driver behaviour company become compliant with health and safety regulations