Cape Town gangsterism

 
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...
‘We live in a shack – bullets pass through easily’
‘We live in a shack – bullets pass through easily’
Philippi is becoming one of the most dangerous townships in the country; the level of crime is rising day by day. Living here is not easy. We live...
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...
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...
Drag queen’s push against gangs
Drag queen’s push against gangs
Elhaam Davids lives with her 10-year-old son, Lyle, in Rondom-Tik, an informal settlement adjacent to Lavender Hill. Loosely translated as...
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...
Shut down planned to protest gang violence in Cape Town
Shut down planned to protest gang violence in Cape Town
Across Cape Town, at least two communities have begun to shutdown in protest against gang violence. Kensington, 10 kilometres outside the city, was...
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. 
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...
[From our archives] Zuma's 'deal' with Cape gang bosses
[From our archives] Zuma's 'deal' with Cape gang bosses
JZ said their problems with SARS would be ‘looked into’.
Zuma's 'deal' with Cape gang bosses
Zuma's 'deal' with Cape gang bosses
JZ said their problems with SARS would be ‘looked into’.
City of Cape Town deploys task team to tackle drug problem
City of Cape Town deploys task team to tackle drug problem
Eight members of the Cape Town's drug and gang task team will help the city tackle the big narcotics problem it faces.

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