Gangsterism

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

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.

Staggie legacy remains a threat

The Cape’s notorious hoodlum was buried in reverence while an innocent child was shot during a gang chase

Defence lawyers killed as Cape Town gang wars spread

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

The case for not punishing drug users

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Education MEC blames overaged learners for violence in schools

The North West MEC education of education says overaged learners should not be admitted into schools because they cause disruptions

Cape Town’s bloody gang violence is inextricably bound up in its history

Given the framework within which removals under the Group Areas Act took place in Cape Town, a social disaster was inevitable

Ganglands heroes don’t wear capes

Ordinary people are doing what they can to help children surrounded by gunfire and drugs on the Cape Flats

‘We live in a shack – bullets pass through easily’

Journalism student Anathi Mlonyeni describes what it is like to live in the middle of violence

Boys join gangs to survive in toxic environment

Now those working on the ground to help children say many girls are also being drawn into gangs

Delay in military deployment will work in the favour of the cops — defence minister

Last week Police Minister Bheki Cele announced that President Ramaphosa had approved the deployment of military personnel to parts of Cape Town

Military intervention is not a crime-fighting solution

Moving towards militarised policing in South Africa could prove to be a deadly mistake

Drag queen’s push against gangs

In Lavender Hill, one of South Africa’s most violence-ridden areas, an unlikely activist is finding ways to keep children out of trouble

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