The shortage of rape kits at police stations around the country shows that the police are ill-equipped to combat violence against women.
With typical bluster, Bheki Cele refused to let the fact of a bloody weekend on the Cape Flats ruin his version of the army deployment.
Improved police visibility and a focus on illegal shebeens are some of the impacts that Nyanga CPF says the army has had since deployment in the township nineteen days ago.
While the army has been deployed to crime-ridden areas of the Cape Flats, mothers of children slain years before are still marching for the resolution of their cases.
According to the report, basic services in Marikana are temporary, “anonymous and dehumanising”.
UNTU which is the majority union at Prasa wants the rail agency to be integrated with Transnet.
A report by the Community Safety department in the Western Cape finds that detectives are under-resourced, lack training and that their work is not guided by intelligence.
The deployment of the army in Cape Flats townships invokes the states of emergency of the 1980s. It’s a different time, a different war.
Marikana residents will continue without streets lights that could curb crime in the area as the City of Cape Town awaits the outcome of its appeal against a court order that it acquire the land from the private owner.