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Housing activists want probe into City of Cape Town ‘spying’

The City of Cape Town admits it monitors the social-media pages of housing activists but denies that this is spying, as tensions surrounding land occupations increase

Editorial: Inequality in Cape’s unsafety

'Policing keeps people safe. Without it, people in places like the Cape Flats are stuck in a state of chronic insecurity'

Equality court sets new policing precedent

Court finds allocation of police resources in the Western Cape unfairly discriminated against black and poor people on the basis of race and poverty

ConCourt judgment affirms right to protest without permission

The legal battle began after activists from the Social Justice Coalition chained themselves to the railings of the Civic Centre in Cape Town

Protesters occupy City of Cape Town headquarters to demand land

Emsindweni residents are challenging the lawfulness of evictions in March and April, which saw their homes demolished on at least three occasions

Law enforcement battles Emsindweni residents as evictions increase

In recent months, running battles have erupted between law enforcement and land occupiers in Khayelitsha who claim they have been illegally evicted.

System of allocating police and staff sidelines black women, court told

Civil society organisations have declared that the allocation of police resources in the Western Cape discriminates against black women in particular

Activist Angy Peter found guilty of murder

Judge Robert Henney found Angy Peter and her co-accused guilty of premeditated murder. Their bail was withdrawn and they will stay in police custody.

Khayelitsha commission: Bishop pleads for visible policing

The first witnesses have been called at the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry, one of which has called for an increase in police visibility.

Khayelitsha commission shown ‘field of death’

The Khayelitsha commission of inquiry has continued its in loco inspections, with walks to several crime hotspots in the community.

Peter arrested again for alleged kidnapping

Police have rearrested human rights activist Angy Peter, who is hailed as the face of the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry into policing.

Khayelitsha violence: State mum over activists’ arrest

Suspicions are growing about what is behind the recent arrest of Social Justice Coalition worker Angy Peter on charges of kidnapping and murder.

Khayelitsha violence: Police accused of attacking teens

Officers are allegedly targeting everyone in their path as gang violence among teenagers rises in Khayelitsha. Victoria John reports.

Khayelitsha faces fresh vigilante, police problems

Gang violence and vigilantism have plagued Khayelitsha, and police have allegedly joined in by beating up teenage gang members.

Two activists arrested for murder, kidnapping

Two Social Justice Coalition activists have been arrested for the kidnapping and murder of a man they had allegedly been trying to rehabilitate.

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