Cape Flats

 
Struggle veterans lead the fight against gangsterism
Struggle veterans lead the fight against gangsterism
It started with just one police officer but then more formed a crowd around her. As they forced her to the ground, with bursts of stun grenades...
Politics mars anti-crime march
Politics mars anti-crime march
The gangs and merchants of Hanover Park were given a warning in 2015. In the homes where they lived, and in the drug dens where the lives of young...
No cinematic escape from Cape Flats life
No cinematic escape from Cape Flats life
Mrs Pakkies first heard the word “rape” on the radio, when she was 26 years old, even though she had been raped since she was a four-year-old...
Communities attempt to shut down Cape Flats to protest gang violence
Communities attempt to shut down Cape Flats to protest gang violence
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, residents gathered in at least four communities in Cape Town in a united protest against gang violence.
Cosatu threatens W Cape shut down if province fails to deal with gangsterism
Cosatu threatens W Cape shut down if province fails to deal with gangsterism
Cosatu in the Western Cape has confirmed that it will file a section 77 notice on Tuesday after being approached by communities across the Cape...
Scapegoat for a desperate community
Scapegoat for a desperate community
Rowan du Preez was an albino and petty criminal who lived in Mfuleni on the Cape Flats. In 2012, he was kidnapped and necklaced, dying later in...
Cape Flats communities stand behind police while DA rallies for the army
Cape Flats communities stand behind police while DA rallies for the army
The deaths of six young men in the space of just two days have been described as unprecedented and has left the Bonteheuwel community, on the Cape...
PODCAST: Bowie the poet
PODCAST: Bowie the poet
In this episode we meet Anthero Bowie, a former gang member who is out of prison and trying to reinvent himself as a poet. 
‘Nommer 37’ goes beyond its Hitchcock influence
‘Nommer 37’ goes beyond its Hitchcock influence
“Nommer 37 is a movie about people, not gangsters,” goes the line director Nosipho Dumisa has been repeating in interviews about her...
As Cape Town drought bites, what is 'Day Zero'?
As Cape Town drought bites, what is 'Day Zero'?
Cape Town is in the grip of a catastrophic three-year-long drought as winter rains have repeatedly failed causing dam levels to drop to dangerously...
Calls for army patrols as gang violence spirals
Calls for army patrols as gang violence spirals
With rifles raised, police speed through the streets of Manenberg, responding to yet another call to quell violence in one of the country's most...
Police Minister's request that SANDF help fight crime has implications on many levels
Police Minister's request that SANDF help fight crime has implications on many levels
On Tuesday night, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula released a statement saying that he has requested the assistance of the South African National...

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