Accountability, insofar as it ever existed in the South African Police Service, has been reduced to a theoretical concept. It is time this changed.
Law enforcement cannot function adequately if its leadership structures are dysfunctional
The nascent Setsoto Service Delivery Forum is confident it can remove the ‘failing ANC’ in the chronically mismanaged Free State municipality
Our collective apathy towards public order policing has had deadly consequences, especially for the poor
With high-profile savagery by the police becoming routine, what can be done to transform our broken relationship with law enforcement?
Even though it is the officers who carry out the physical force, it is our prejudice that lays fertile ground for the abuse of power to entrench itself
Even when their brutality is caught on camera and shown on television, officers seem to walk away scot-free
Despite fighting so hard for it, South Africans don’t seem to understand how democracy works
Taking its cues from the dimming of the hope suggested by rainbowism, ‘A New Country’ attempts to articulate the depths of betrayal South Africans feel
The department is fighting with a small Free State town, which it accuses of continuing to employ an illegal immigrant
In South Africa, police brutality and violence affect black, working- class lives in particular. We must dismantle this systemic oppression
‘Less lethal’ weapons have resulted in deaths and severe injuries, yet there are still no guidelines
An escalation of intelligence-led operations and a wish to use military weapons give insight into increasingly violent strategies of the SAPS.
The South Human Rights Commission has been criticised by MPs over its finding on the killing of Free State protester Andries Tatane.
The family of protester Andries Tatane is suing the police for compensation for his widow and two children.
The NPA says the prosecution was let down by unreliable witnesses, chiefly the two brought to identify the police officers seen assaulting Tatane.
The state will not appeal against the acquittal of seven police officers accused of killing protester Andries Tatane, the NPA has said.
The acquittal of all the police officers being tried for the murder of Andries Tatane should come as no surprise, writes Sipho Kings.
The Ficksburg Regional Court on Thursday acquitted all seven police officers accused of the death of local protester Andries Tatane.
Seven policemen accused of killing protester Andries Tatane are expected back in the Ficksburg Regional Court.
The seven police officers accused of killing protester Andries Tatane are expected to apply for the charges to be dropped.
Interest has waned in the slain activist, but anger about township neglect simmers on, writes Sipho Kings.
A snap survey of M&G readers shows that citizens are more likely to be fearful and suspicious of police officers than to regard them with trust.
The banana-state militarisation of the police has led to the menace culture that brought on the death of Mido Macia and others, writes Ronnie Kasrils.
The state had failed as prosecuting body in the trial of seven policemen accused of killing Ficksburg protester Andries Tatane.
The police’s strategy of disclosing as little as possible had been wearing thin and it was off-camera events that took centre stage.
An officer testifying in the trial of seven others for the death of Andries Tatane has changed his testimony because he was fired, a court has heard.
SABC cameraman Filane Chomane has denied refusing to give police a statement on the events leading to Ficksburg protester Andries Tatane’s death.
Police officers are now not allowed to use rubber bullets or shotguns on protesters after reports of excessive violence being used on demonstrators.
Police brutality has become more prevalent at service delivery protests in the past two years, the Independent Complaints Directorate said on Tuesday.
Information is fundamental to all human rights and the ‘Secrecy Bill’ defies the constitutional right to access to information.
Since the violent death of Andries Tatane at the hands of police the town has become a hotbed of political instability, writes Kwanele Sosibo.