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It is alleged that Marikana police either arrive late to crime scenes or don’t arrive at all
Police in Marikana accused of poor policing

Saturday 28 May 2016 15:21

Marikana police are reportedly failing to serve the people in the areas they police.


Jan Homu is the third officer to be killed while on duty in Limpopo this year.
Officer shot dead in Limpopo

Saturday 28 May 2016 11:30

A police officer has been shot dead in Dan Extension outside Tzaneen in Limpopo.  


The man was found guilty of crimes relating to murder, attempted murder and unlawful possession of firearms.
Notorius PE gang member convicted

Saturday 28 May 2016 07:53

A notorious gang member in the Northern areas of Port Elizabeth, Marcus Malgas, has been convicted on 11 charges.


Nathi Nhleko has cautioned against accusing police of working with gangs without the necessary evidence.
Unity needed to end gangsterism in W Cape: Nhleko

Friday 27 May 2016 20:55

Police say violent crime and gangsterism are the main reasons why Nyanga township on the Cape Flats has been identified as the most dangerous place in the country.


Belgian police detain four on suspicion of belonging to terrorist grou

Wednesday 25 May 2016 20:57

Belgian police searched houses in the city of Antwerp on Wednesday and detained four people on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist group.


The minister of police says all investigations conducted by the Hawks are not politically motivated.
Nhleko lashes out against criticism at public officials

Tuesday 24 May 2016 19:43

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has lashed out against heavy criticism levelled against public officials including police and other state institutions.


Three buses were set alight, with nearby residents later scavenging steel from the wreckage.
Chaos in Hammanskraal as two Red Ants killed

Monday 23 May 2016 19:08

It was complete mayhem and the situation remains tense in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, following violent protests which claimed the lives of two Red Ants employees.


 Police say no arrests have been made in attacks.
Fighting erupts between Zimbabweans and locals in Pretoria squatter

Sunday 22 May 2016 21:37

Pretoria police have sent reinforcements to a squatter camp, east of the city, after fighting erupted between Zimbabweans and locals.


Close to 400 police have been deployed at the university.
Stun grenades fired in Fort Hare as interdict obtained

Thursday 19 May 2016 21:25

Police and students have clashed again at Fort Hare University in the Eastern Cape. Earlier on Thursday evening police fired stun grenades at students.


Open manholes are all too common on Johannesburg roads.
New police unit to deal with infrastructure theft in Jhb

Thursday 19 May 2016 21:13

Vandalism and theft of road infrastructure has cost the city R250 million over the past three years.


The Hawks controversy involves reports that the unit were going to arrest the Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan about an alleged spy unit in SARS.
Hawks' controversies damaging police image: ISS

Thursday 19 May 2016 18:53

The ISS says that the perception that the Hawks can be politically manipulated is damaging the image of the police.


Kenya's police fire tear gas at stone-throwing protesters

Monday 16 May 2016 14:43

Police fired tear gas and water cannon at stone-throwing crowds protesting in central Nairobi against an election oversight body that they say is biased and should be scrapped.


Mandrax worth R10m seized in W Cape

Sunday 15 May 2016 11:15

A search operation conducted by Beaufort West police yielded a massive haul of mandrax tablets worth R10 million in the early hours of Sunday morning, Western Cape police said.


Police say they hope the operation will reduce crime as it will increase their visibility.
Durban crime prevention drive kicks off

Saturday 14 May 2016 20:55

Durban police were out in full force as part of a crime prevention drive focusing on crime hotspots.


A heavy police presence flanked the town as community members fought to stop the demolition of their homes.
Police continue to maintain a heavy presence at Grabouw

Thursday 12 May 2016 21:15

Police continue to maintain a heavy presence at Grabouw in the Overberg - following violent service delivery protests since Monday night.


Police presence remains very high in the area.
Police presence remains high in Vuwani

Thursday 12 May 2016 10:55

Police are continuing to remove barricades on roads which have been set up by protesting residents in and around Vuwani in Limpopo.  


Congo police fire tear gas at supporters of opposition leader

Wednesday 11 May 2016 17:36

Police in Democratic Republic of Congo fired tear gas on Wednesday at thousands of supporters of Moise Katumbi.


The protest is in support of the ANCYL’s  #EndRacism campaign which took off at the start of the year.
Stun grenades fired at ANCYL rugby transformation protest

Wednesday 11 May 2016 15:51

Police have fired stun grenades at members of the ANC Youth League protesting outside the South African Rugby Union offices in Cape Town.


Train crimes in Western Cape still ‘very high’

Wednesday 11 May 2016 15:24

Police in the Western Cape have admitted that rail related crimes are very high.  


The KwaDukuza police station, which deals mostly with cases of sexual abuse, is said to be crammed in a small mobile structure.
KZN police station allegedly expose abuse victims to secondary trauma

Monday 9 May 2016 16:37

The KwaDukuza Police Station in KwaZulu-Natal has come under fire as victims of abuse, mainly women and children, say they get exposed to secondary trauma when reporting cases of abuse there.


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