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Schools may get national key points status

Is the solution then to declare schools national key points?

New police minister ditches bad cop for good cop

In his budget speech, new Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko avoided militaristic talk and emphasised a return to constitutionalism within the police.

​Khayelitsha commission: Arrests not enough to end police corruption

There is a lack of leadership for combating corruption in the SAPS, an expert witness told the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry.

Khayelitsha commission: Police must account for budget spend

Police oversight should include matters such as how budgets are spent and not just how officers treat civilians, the Khayelitsha commission has heard.

O’Regan compares distribution of police resources to apartheid

The list of the most resource-stricken police stations looked similar to "an apartheid list", O'Regan tells Khayelitsha Commission of inquiry.

Khuli Chana shooting a symptom of inept ‘use of force’ policy

When musician Khuli Chana was shot by the police on Monday morning, the officers may themselves have been unclear on whether they were acting legally.

Phiyega on crime stats: ‘This is a story of success’

Despite a rise in murder and attempted murder, police commissioner Riah Phiyega is pleased with the crime statistics.

Interpol gives the nod to Cup security

Interpol on Wednesday said South Africa's Soccer World Cup security planning surpassed its expectations, with no terrorism threats identified.

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Sounding the alarm on shack fire losses

A tech solution to fires in informal settlements comes with insurance that pays out the victims of these blazes

How smuggled gold destined for Dubai or Singapore has links to France and Mali

Three Malagasy citizens were apprehended at OR Tambo International airport, but now the trail is found to connect to France and Mali

Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

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