gangsterism

 
The case for not punishing drug users
The case for not punishing drug users
Strange, isn’t it, that none of us, when asked what we wanted to be when we were grown-up, answered “homeless, unemployed, alienated from...
Education MEC blames overaged learners for violence in schools
Education MEC blames overaged learners for violence in schools
The North West MEC for education, Mmaphefo Matsemela, said overage learners perpetuate bullying and gangsterism in schools.
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...
Delay in military deployment will work in the favour of the cops — defence minister
Delay in military deployment will work in the favour of the cops — defence minister
The minister of defence and military veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, said the delay in deploying the South African National Defence Force...
Military intervention is not a crime-fighting solution
Military intervention is not a crime-fighting solution
The imminent deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) into the Cape Town communities of Bishop Lavis, Mitchells Plain, Delft,...
Drag queen’s push against gangs
Drag queen’s push against gangs
Elhaam Davids lives with her 10-year-old son, Lyle, in Rondom-Tik, an informal settlement adjacent to Lavender Hill. Loosely translated as...
Editorial: Inequality in Cape’s unsafety
Editorial: Inequality in Cape’s unsafety
The Western Cape, and Cape Town in particular, is often called the most unequal places in the country. Whitewashed mansions cut into mountain sides...
Queers and the allure of gangs
Queers and the allure of gangs
Squeezed into her favourite red mini-skirt, Leslie van Rooyen, a sex worker at the time, ended her evening’s work and made her way to a Woodstock...
‘Politicians woo us, but don’t stop Cape Flat gangs’
‘Politicians woo us, but don’t stop Cape Flat gangs’
Frustrated residents in Cape Town’s gang-ridden suburbs say they are expecting a deluge of politicians to canvas for votes ahead of the elections, but they don’t expect them to do much about combating gangsterism....

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