Vigilantism

Vigilantism is flourishing in Nigeria— with official support

Inefficient policing in Nigeria has forced many communities to rely on vigilante groups for security— sometimes with support from authorities

Mob justice: ‘Yes, I would join in to protect my community’

The Daily Vox asked Jo'burgers what their thoughts are on vigilantism and whether the death penalty should be brought back

Desperate and divided, SA is gatvol

The big question is: Will people vote for another party, or will it be protests and strikes as usual?

France’s ‘evil clown’ trend causing havoc

Impostor clowns have caused panic across France and led to violence and a response by vigilantes.

Khaya Dlanga: Death isn’t the answer to monstrous crimes

What do we have to do to prevent violent crimes from happening in our society in which our children are no longer safe, asks Khaya Dlanga.

Khutsong: Brutality prevails when hope is lost

The police, community and ward forums all failed Khutsong – and then it exploded.

Khutsong: Little tolerance for crime

Research shows that communities take the law into their own hands when they feel let down.

‘We have made our point’, say Khutsong residents

Khutsong residents are celebrating in the wake of the brutal killings of alleged gang members.

Mthethwa condemns Khutsong ‘gangster’ murders

The police minister has slammed those involved in the killing of six people in Khutsong, saying the alleged gangsters' murders were "unacceptable".

Mob justice blamed on police failure

Anxious residents have prodded Western Cape authorities to find out why crime is flourishing. Glynnis Underhill reports.

Vigilantism not the answer, say cops

Communities plagued by crime, often violent, claim desperation as the reason for their acts of vigilantism, an expert says.

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South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.