Kemi Adetiba’s Netflix miniseries is certainly stylish — but it’s missing the panache of the original
As long as there’s no political will to change policing in this country, there is not much that can be done, say civil rights activists
Statistics South Africa, the number of houses hit has increased from 2.1-million in 2015-16 to 2.3-million in 2019-20
During his tenure as president he enabled state capture and the building of the prison industrial complex
The private security guards were also first responders in some cases, and their helicopters provided information on emerging hotspots
The province gets a permanent police commissioner to fight crime and violence during a time of instability in the police force
Jacob Zuma’s relentless attack on the judiciary had a setback when the constitutional court sentenced him to 15 months for contempt. But will this achieve its purpose?
When screams of torture woke residents of Eldorado Park on Friday morning, calls to police remained unanswered as two bodies were found inside a house of horrors
The widow of Charl Kinnear submitted a petition to parliament to find out why protection services were withdrawn before her husband’s assassination
New research shows that there were fewer cryptocurrency-related crimes in 2020 — a bumper year for the digital asset. But the biggest scam originated in South Africa
The pandemic has forced some companies to cancel or pause capital expenditure, jeopardising long-term economic growth
Full track and traceability of Covid-19 jabs won’t happen during South Africa’s vaccine roll-out, as the health department has not yet adopted the “overarching” system that would make this possible.
Anxious Jo’burg, edited by Nicky Falkof and Cobus van Staden, acknowledges the city as a real place and not a horrifying stereotype
The small fish get caught. Jails are used to control the poor and disorderly and deflect attention from the crimes of the rich and powerful.
What if we told foreigners to voetsek? We have fallen victim to the illusion of scarcity. And we are led to wrongly believe immigrants are a threat
A new book has collected writing about the condition of living, yes, with a high crime rate, but also other, more pervasive existential urban stresses particular to the Global South
Crime busters secure a 97% conviction rate and register more criminal dockets for range of crimes
If the rich and powerful are afforded amnesty, then so too must the poor who are often pushed into lives of crime
This extract from Mia Arderne’s debut work of fiction, ‘Mermaid Fillet: A Noir Crime Novel’ introduces readers to Uncle ‘M16-in-your-bek’
When imprisonment becomes a business, the profit motive rears its head at the expense of the good of the prisoners. Three recent books deal with the murky workings of the prison-industrial complex in South Africa
The ideological aims of the criminal justice system in dysfunctional societies, like South Africa, is to indirectly legitimise the inequitable economic system
Criminals prey on desperate people by offering them false promises of a better life. In fact, they are coercing them into lives of exploitation and misery
It is unrealistic to expect vulnerable people to ensure that nearby schools aren’t vandalised or robbed
The coronavirus pandemic has revealed heavy-handed, brutal and, at times, lethal action by some members of the police
Occupants from buildings subjected to raids in Operation Fiela have taken the matter to court
Ongoing hate speech, whether in person, among people or on social media, that is directed at vulnerable groups can lead to violence and death
Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.
‘Thrown away like rubbish’ — Residents of what was once a rich mining town have survived the seven years since the mine closed
The prisons department says it has rehabilitation programmes. Others disagree, including an ex-inmate who says the only way to come right is to want to change
Safeguarding property and lives
There is a crisis of violence against women.
But men also suffer brutalisation. This contributes to the abuse of women
In 2015, in a vicious round of riots in the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), Sylvestre Dothe’s house was burned to the ground. He lost all his possessions but managed to escape with his wife and children, fleeing into neighbouring Cameroon for several months before returning home and starting from scratch. He had […]