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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".

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Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Sassa disses disability grant applicants

Towards the end of level four of the lockdown, Sassa offices reopened for applications for old age pensions and childcare and foster care grants, but not for disability grants

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

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