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Battle of the bands proves a more soothing gang option

Like many community-based projects, Join Bands, Not Gangs has had to rely on donations to teach young children to play instruments to escape crime, gangsterism and drug abuse

South Africa’s parole system has failed child victims

Justice minister embarks on parole reform after recent murders of two Western Cape children allegedly by parolees

Revolving door of crime and jail

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

Defence lawyers killed as Cape Town gang wars spread

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

Faction fights in KZN turn school playgrounds into battlefields

Long-standing feuds between adults are playing out at schools, with the violence forcing them to be closed for long periods

Rain, Ramadan elect peaceful vote

Shootings and violence did not stop voters in the Cape ganglands from exercising their constitutional rights

Our children are killers and we need to change this

They learnt violence at home and in society which is marred by inequality and poverty

Underworld bosses and gang wars — The life of Pete Mihalik

Over the years Mihalik has been the go-to lawyer for underworld figures and individuals linked to a deadly turf war

Communities attempt to shut down Cape Flats to protest gang violence

Tuesday’s shutdown is expected to see Cape Flats residents blockading major arterial roads during peak morning traffic

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