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Police killings: How does South Africa compare?

An examination of South African statistics reveal that the police are substantially more violent than those in the United States or Canada

Black youth can’t wait until tomorrow

The Covid-19 crisis has exposed the raw realities of South Africa’s under-resourced public schools

Black Lives Matter? Which black lives?

In South Africa, police brutality and violence affect black, working- class lives in particular. We must dismantle this systemic oppression

Unnatural: Conservation is yet another legacy of colonialism

Using assumptions and faulty tools leads to racist conclusions about why so few black students are taking up biological sciences

We need an outpouring of outrage about Africans killed by security forces

As Africa mourns George Floyd, we must look in the mirror and address police brutality on our own continent

Ipid recommends disciplinary action against police who watched Khosa beating

Police watchdog report finds that metro police members did not participate in the assault

Mapisa-Nqakula ‘regrets confusion’ after contradictory statements on Khosa case

The minister’s media statement follows a letter from Khosa’s attorneys that they were considering a perjury charge or a complaint with the Public Protector

Second SANDF report-back to court is silent on Khosa investigation

Despite a court-ordered deadline for the completion of the internal investigation, no explanation is given for Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula’s contradictory positions

South Africa’s military is not suited for the fight against Covid-19. Here’s why

SANDF has been trained and equipped for precisely the opposite of what President Cyril Ramaphosa has asked of it – to save lives. Its purpose is to defend the country and its people against physical, external enemies – by killing such enemies if need be

The class character of police violence

Police violence and the murder of black people in the United States have provoked outrage and protest around the world, including on the continent. But, why is there so little outrage over police violence in African countries?

SANDF inquiry clears soldiers of the death of Collins Khosa

The board of inquiry also found that it was Khosa and his brother-in-law Thabiso Muvhango who caused the altercation with the defence force members

Overhaul and align laws on use of force

Guidelines can’t regulate the police and military’s use of lethal force and will, in the end, be subordinate to bad legislation

Police release guidelines for the use of force during lockdown

The guidelines follow a court order in the case of Collins Khosa, who died after an alleged assault by members of the army and the Johannesburg metro police

Appeal to Khosa judgment imminent as family rejects police minister’s deal

The family of Collins Khosa is threatening to seek a personal costs order against Police Minister Bheki Cele

Victory for Khosa family as judge makes orders to prevent further state brutality

In its ruling the high court sought to restore the ‘social contract’ between citizens and government after the assault and death of Collins Khosa

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