Crime

Top Ten Most Hijacked Passenger Vehicle Brands

Ctrack, a global supplier of vehicle tracking, insurance telematics and fleet management solutions, released a report based on its hijacking and crime statistics. The report was compiled using data and analytics from January 2016 to Dece...

Joburg Post·5 months ago

Authorities in Tanzania Not Bothered by Oil-covered Rapists

Authorities in Western Tanzania are doing little to intervene in the spiking amounts of rapes by oil-covered men. Women in Western Tanzania have been forced to live in constant fear of being attacked and raped in their homes by grease-co...

Neo Sithole·5 months ago

Tech Unchecked is The Enemy We Never Expected

It has been said a thousand times before technology has completely revolutionised our lives everything we do is shaped and formed around technology. I mean, we literally do everything online, we date, we meditate, we learn new languages,...

Zizipho Ndevu·4 months ago

Soldiers Won’t Stem Gang Violence Because South Africa’s Army Is In A Sorry State

The initial response to the recent deployment of the South African army to areas of Cape Town hit hard by gang violence evoked relief that peace and stability would be restored to the area. But this has been replaced with a much more nua...

Lindy Heinecken·3 months ago

South Africa’s Soldiers Won’t End Gang Violence. A Co-Ordinated Plan Might

The South African government has taken a decision to deploy members of the South African National Defence Force to areas that have been ravaged by gang violence. At least the deployment of the army shows some commitment by government to ...

Joburg Post·4 months ago

The Army is Being Used to Fight Cape Town’s Gangs. Why It’s a Bad Idea

Following the latest spate of murders on the notorious Cape Flats in the Cape Town, the South African government has decided to send in the army. The move has been welcomed by many who want to see an end to the rampant violence, crime an...

Lindy Heinecken·4 months ago

Old Mutual’s Bomb Scare-Coincidence?

Late Wednesday afternoon Old Mutual’s Sandton office was evacuated following an anonymous call made to SAPS that there was a bomb somewhere in the building. No actual bomb was found suspicions around if anything about the bomb scare has ...

Neo Sithole·4 months ago

Cape Town’s Bloody Gang Violence Is Inextricably Bound Up In Its History

When the apartheid government decided to evict people it called Coloured from Cape Town’s inner city, it set off a chain reaction that now requires military intervention. More than 50 years on from the mass evictions that drove anyone wh...

Don Pinnock·4 months ago

A New Approach to Criminalisation Could End Cape Town’s Drug Wars

It’s not known exactly how many gangs there are in South Africa’s Western Cape province, but gang membership has been estimated at more than 100 000. Almost all these gangs, most concentrated in Cape Town, make the bulk of their money fr...

Don Pinnock·3 months ago

Forget the Boogeyman, the Face of Gender-Based Violence Is A Familiar Face in Your Church, Office, School and Bed!

It has been a minute since I last wrote an opinion piece. Until the events of the past two weeks, I have not had the strength or mental resolve to speak to the matters that are impacting South Africa and the greater continent. However, l...

Musa Mdunge·3 months ago

Hope Healed My Trigger

It was just this week that I felt triggered by the horrific stories that had emerged on the news about multiple women who had been raped and murdered and fellow Africans that had been brutally murdered because they weren’t citizens. If I...

Zizipho Ndevu·2 months ago