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Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

Mpumalanga top cop under investigation

Police deny allegations of a cover-up of Mondli Zuma’s accident in a state-owned luxury car

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

Covid-19 exacerbates old electricity struggle

The coronavirus lockdown has added new dimensions to a decades-long struggle for electricity in the far west of Soweto, where residents have challenged the situation fiercely in recent weeks

Metro cops, SAPS clash over control

Tensions between the City of Cape Town and the police service over responsibilities mirrors the strain between national and local government

Scores die in Western Cape’s deadly taxi tit-for-tat

Forty-three people were shot dead in the first six months of this year in the Western Cape’s intractable taxi violence, while close to 100 have been arrested and 40 are on court rolls in connection with the conflict

Vigorous policing of petty crime during the pandemic suggests a Pyrrhic defeat

The ideological aims of the criminal justice system in dysfunctional societies, like South Africa, is to indirectly legitimise the inequitable economic system

Civil service edges closer to Covid cliff

Public sector unions say the rampant Covid-19 pandemic will have a devastating effect on how the government is run and services are delivered

Police brutality is government policy

For 20 years ministers in charge of the police have been telling them to beat up or kill criminals

SA needs to restrain use of force by police

‘Less lethal’ weapons have resulted in deaths and severe injuries, yet there are still no guidelines

Zimbabwe: What is the current status of the Torture Docket case?

International crimes must be prosecuted and domestic jurisdictions are well placed to do this. Domestic prosecutions based on universal jurisdiction are on the rise

Police release guidelines for the use of force during lockdown

The guidelines follow a court order in the case of Collins Khosa, who died after an alleged assault by members of the army and the Johannesburg metro police

Why calling the police is not an option for me

Brutality at the hands of those meant to protect us is just too common in our society and is mostly targeted at poor, black people

They protested for food – the police fired rubber bullets

Excessive use of force by the security forces during the Covid-19 pandemic has overwhelmingly been experienced in poor communities

Army and police violence spurs racial tensions

With the Covid-19 pandemic exposing many structural cleavages and spurring racial tensions, it is likely that the post-pandemic South Africa will encounter new challenges and setbacks on the road to reconciliation

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