David Bruce

David Bruce is an independent researcher specialising in policing and public security

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

The urgency of the operation may have been to pre-empt Julius Malema from entering the fray.

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

Since Marikana, the South African police has struggled to balance a stretching budget without compromising quality.

Violent protests entrenched in SA’s culture

Political intimidation is generally carried out with the approval of dominant political role-players, writes David Bruce.

Can the ANC rein in grass-roots coercion?

The party's leaders decry intimidation, but some local despots in its ranks use fear to retain power.

ANC no longer ‘needs’ a single police force

The song and dance goes on but the African National Congress' aim to save Zuma's skin has been achieved.

Marikana not Ramaphosa’s finest moment

But it is those who made the decision to unleash maximum force who must be held responsible, says David Bruce.

Wheels of justice turn slowly as political killings escalate

According to an internal ANC report, 38 members of the party have been killed in KwaZulu-Natal since the beginning of 2011.

Marikana: Disastrous crowd control led to mayhem

The events at Marikana were not only a human tragedy, but also a disaster for policing in SA, one that will leave a stain on the image of the SAPS.

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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