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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...
Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' convicted by New York jury
Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' convicted by New York jury
Mexican mobster Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was convicted on Tuesday of crimes spanning a quarter-century in a trial that laid bare his lavish...
Cele tells Westbury to sleep easy
Cele tells Westbury to sleep easy
Police Minister Bheki Cele has told communities in Westbury they can now “sleep peacefully” as he introduced policing units to clamp down on...
Cele promises to rid Westbury of gangsters
Cele promises to rid Westbury of gangsters
Police Minister Bheki Cele promised change to the embattled Westbury community on Tuesday, but failed to heed residents’ calls to release...
“We'll take it back to the streets” — Westbury residents
“We'll take it back to the streets” — Westbury residents
Westbury residents have come out in their numbers for a face to face meeting with Police Minister Bheki Cele. But protesters say the meeting will...
Ruby rush brings 'hell', not riches, to Mozambique village
Ruby rush brings 'hell', not riches, to Mozambique village
Nearly a decade after rubies were first found in northern Mozambique, the discovery has proven a poisoned chalice, says traditional local ruler...
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...
Cape Flats communities stand behind police while DA rallies for the army
Cape Flats communities stand behind police while DA rallies for the army
The deaths of six young men in the space of just two days have been described as unprecedented and has left the Bonteheuwel community, on the Cape...
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. 

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