Cape Flats

 
Cape Flats: Addressing violence with violence is no solution
Cape Flats: Addressing violence with violence is no solution
What does it mean when a country resorts to military intervention in an attempt to address violence and criminal activity within its domestic...
Cape Town’s bloody gang violence is inextricably bound up in its history
Cape Town’s bloody gang violence is inextricably bound up in its history
When the apartheid government decided to evict people it...
Listen to your children
Listen to your children
Not a day passes when we do not hear on the radio or read in newspapers or on social media about brutal killings in the Cape Flats, with headlines...
Ganglands heroes don’t wear capes
Ganglands heroes don’t wear capes
They don’t have the superpowers of the state, police or military. They don’t have access to networks and resources such as well-established...
Mixed emotions as soldiers return to the Cape Flats
Mixed emotions as soldiers return to the Cape Flats
Police Minister Bheki Cele made good on his week-old promise to send the SANDF to the Cape Flats to secure the area while the police searched...
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Former president’s legal team halts proceedings, arguing its client is being cross-examined
Boys join gangs to survive in toxic environment
Boys join gangs to survive in toxic environment
It is 10 in the morning on a weekday. There are surprisingly many children milling around Hanover Park, which is covered with a blanket of winter...
Delay in military deployment will work in the favour of the cops — defence minister
Delay in military deployment will work in the favour of the cops — defence minister
The minister of defence and military veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, said the delay in deploying the South African National Defence Force...
Military intervention is not a crime-fighting solution
Military intervention is not a crime-fighting solution
The imminent deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) into the Cape Town communities of Bishop Lavis, Mitchells Plain, Delft,...
Community police break ranks in Flats
Community police break ranks in Flats
Statistics show that 900 people have been killed in gang-related violence on the Cape Flats so far this year, and police volunteers risk suspension...
‘Accidental’ author climbs bestseller list
‘Accidental’ author climbs bestseller list
Yusuf Daniels, a former auctioneer, describes himself as someone who became an author by mistake. He refuses to call himself a writer, preferring...