Police Killings

‘Why does KZN lead in police killings?’

Statistics suggest there was more than one police unit in the province linked to unlawful killings.

Police kill 12-year-old boy wielding fake gun

The family of a 12-year-old boy who was shot by police while wielding a gun that turned out to be a toy, wants to conduct their own investigation.

What the law says about police using violence

It's common knowledge that police are only allowed to use force as an absolute last resort when managing protests, but what exactly does the law say?

Mthethwa: Police not badly trained or brutal

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has come out in defence of the police, saying they are well trained and not brutal.

Western Cape policing shackled by ‘politics playing’

The deaths of three police officers in the Western Cape have reignited a battle between government and the DA-led provincial government over policing.

No arrests made as third police officer killed in Cape Town

An off-duty police officer has been shot dead in Mitchell's Plain in the Western Cape, police say, marking the third killing of its kind since Sunday.

Marikana: Truth, memory and reportage

Telling the real story behind the shocking killings on the koppie of Lonmin's Marikana mine was never going to be easy, writes Kwanele Sosibo.

Police murder rate ‘has dropped 61.9% since 1994’

Contrary to current perceptions, the number of policemen murdered every year has dropped by 61.9% since 1994, the Institute of Race Relations says.

Fifty-three cops killed since January

Two police officers were shot dead in Sebokeng, south of Johannesburg, on Thursday morning, Gauteng police said.

Summit to probe police killings

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa will look for a solution to police killings in an upcoming summit with various organisations and forums, he has said.

‘We shall not allow SA to be ruled by criminals’

Police are fighting a war they did not declare, police chief Bheki Cele said during the funeral of police reservist Mark Ishlove on Monday.

Cele applauds fight against crime in face of cop killings

Police chief Bheki Cele has commended police on fighting crime over the weekend despite the recent spate of murders of police officers on duty.


WATCH IT AGAIN: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on measures to contain Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the continuing efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This included the extension of the national lockdown by another two weeks

More than 900 Americans to be evacuated from South Africa

Three flights are expected to leave South Africa over two days, embassy spokesperson says

Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world