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
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
Police must distinguish between those acting violently and other protesters when using force
There is a crisis of violence against women.
But men also suffer brutalisation. This contributes to the abuse of women
Even if the rate of economic growth were to improve, chronic structural employment will remain for a considerable time
A book by Greg Marinovich highlights the exploitation that led to the Marikana tragedy, writes David Bruce.
With access to high political power, she believed she was unaccountable and untouchable, writes David Bruce.
National commissioner Riah Phiyega’s questionable fitness for office is just one of the many problems the SAPS faces, writes David Bruce.
How should we characterise the police actions on the afternoon of August 16 2012 that started with a 10 second burst of gunfire?
As police minister he provided the political guidance that framed the SAPS’s actions.