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Amadou Diallo will never be forgotten

Amadou Diallo, a Guinean man, was killed by NYPD officers 21 years ago. Today protesters still invoke his name as they fight for justice

‘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.

Make an example of cop killer, colonel tells court

A police colonel on Monday asked a judge to make an example of a policeman's killer, saying the victim had paid with his life to maintain law.

Rise in cop killings condemned

Cabinet has expressed its alarm at the steady rise in the number of police officers killed by criminal elements.

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Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

Gordhan tells Zondo how Moyane wanted to advance the objectives of state capture

The public enterprises minister is being cross-examined by Tom Moyane’s lawyers at the state capture inquiry, as both men seek to defend their reputations

Shadow of eviction looms over farm dwellers

In part two of a series on the lives of farm dwellers, Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni finds a community haunted by the scourge of eviction

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Centre for Women & Gender Studies

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National Science and Technology Forum

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