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Under the power of the gun

Children in the Cape Flats see violence very early in their lives and many end up in jail or killed. One of them, now a reformed gangster, walks us through his early traumatic experiences

Q&A with author Mia Arderne: ‘A prayer for the jol not to end

Mia Arderne’s Mermaid Fillet was a lifetime in the making. The author’s vulnerability gives the book superpowers

Cape Town learners identify as coloured; the curriculum and teachers say they’re Biko black

The teenagers, who clearly understood that race is fluid – some even changed their identity – felt shunned. If race is socially constructed, they should not be ignored.

Using codewords to protect against domestic violence

A Cape Town women’s group is using coded text messages to help victims of gender-based violence and abuse get out of harm’s way

Editorial: Words of care, brutal actions

The enforcement of the lockdown has seen authorities inflict brutal actions on citizens

District Six wound to be healed

Plans include reintroducing Hanover Street and property rights for returning victims of removals

Salie-Hlophe accuses Goliath of lying and racism

In response to Goliath’s gross misconduct complaint, Salie-Hlophe says Goliath has ‘an unhealthy obsession with my marriage’

Staggie legacy remains a threat

The Cape’s notorious hoodlum was buried in reverence while an innocent child was shot during a gang chase

Crusading for the culture

YoungstaCPT’s debut is an autobiographical album that explores coloured identity

Momentum builds for Cape Town to develop inclusionary housing

The policy would not solve all of the city’s housing problems, but would help to address current inequalities

Khayelitsha’s kasi-style pizza joint

Nokuthula Sigaba proves pizza isn’t the preserve of white people. And Sweet ’n Lovely, the township’s first pizzeria, has many hungry fans

Legal battle over prime cape farmland

Decade long battle over Philippi farmland comes to a head as campaigners say development would destroy the sensitive agricultural area

​Data-driven safety plan aims for rapid violent crime prevention in the Western Cape

Data collection, R1-billion in funding, behavioural change and investigators: This is how the Western Cape is trying to deal with violent crime

The Portfolio: Ali Greef

"My approach is to become a part of the community — a simulation of what and whom I could have become had I grown up on the Cape Flats."

New ‘normal’ as Lockdown reloaded

The president has directed the police minister to deploy another 1 000 troops in the Western Cape in the second wave of ‘Operation Lockdown’

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