Cape Town Gangsterism

Defence lawyers killed as Cape Town gang wars spread

Several attorneys and advocates told the Mail & Guardian that their fraternity is now “under siege”.

Cape Town’s bloody gang violence is inextricably bound up in its history

Given the framework within which removals under the Group Areas Act took place in Cape Town, a social disaster was inevitable

Ganglands heroes don’t wear capes

Ordinary people are doing what they can to help children surrounded by gunfire and drugs on the Cape Flats

‘We live in a shack – bullets pass through easily’

Journalism student Anathi Mlonyeni describes what it is like to live in the middle of violence

Boys join gangs to survive in toxic environment

Now those working on the ground to help children say many girls are also being drawn into gangs

Drag queen’s push against gangs

In Lavender Hill, one of South Africa’s most violence-ridden areas, an unlikely activist is finding ways to keep children out of trouble

Politics mars anti-crime march

Political spats threaten to derail Cape Flats residents’ protests against gangsterism

Shut down planned to protest gang violence in Cape Town

In the early hours of Wednesday morning the community of Bonteheuwel will shut down

PODCAST: Bowie the poet

I​n 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

Sporadic gun battles in gang hotspots around the Cape Flats area have increased and prompted authorities to call for an army intervention

[From our archives] Zuma’s ‘deal’ with Cape gang bosses

At a meeting at the president's official Cape Town residence, crime leaders allegedly said they would "mobilise our members and work hard for you".

Zuma’s ‘deal’ with Cape gang bosses

At a meeting at the president's official Cape Town residence, crime leaders allegedly said they would "mobilise our members and work hard for you".

Press Releases

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

MTN unveils TikTok bundles

Customised MTN TikTok data bundles are available to all prepaid customers on *136*2#.

Marketers need to reinvent themselves

Marketing is an exciting discipline, offering the perfect fit for individuals who are equally interested in business, human dynamics and strategic thinking. But the...

Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.