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South Africa top court sentences Zuma to 15 months imprisonment

South Africa’s top court has found former president Jacob Zuma guilty of “contempt of court” effectively sentencing him to 15 months in prison.  In a majority decision, South Africa’s Constitutional...
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Gang Wars Continue in Cape Town Despite Army Presence

A mere two days after President Cyril Ramaphosa extended the deployment of the army on the Cape flats, four people, of which three primary school children, were shot and killed by gangsters in Clarke’...
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Auxiliary police on Cape Town streets

First 16 volunteer auxiliaries on the beat Cape Town's first Volunteer Auxiliary Law Enforcement officers have begun operating in the city following council approval of the service over a year ago....
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New steps against dangerous driving in Cape Town

Cape Town police are employing secret cameras on their squad cars to record unsuspecting motorists of dangerous driving. The hidden cameras, which are connected to screens on the police cars' dashb...
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South African prisons to be renamed

In what is being termed as eradicating ties with the apartheid past, South Africa's minister of correctional services Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is to oversee the renaming of 11 of the country's prisons....
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New xenophobic violence in Cape Town

There has been renewed xenophobic violence in the Western Cape, with scores of foreigners reportedly seeking refuge in local police stations following attacks on shops run by foreigners. Local medi...
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New South Africa crime figures released

Crime statistics for the 2008/2009 financial year show a small drop in the number of murders in South Africa but a big increase in robbery and sexual attacks. Over 18,100 people were murdered in S...
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Car guards reduce thefts

Announcing the results of a recent study of Cape Town
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Sponsoring police in Cape Town.

Cape Town city council has announced plans to encourage companies, organisations or even private individuals to fund a law enforcement officer, traffic cop or metro policeman in order to boost recruit...
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Horse unit to fight crime in Cape Town.

Twenty-two mounted police are to take to roads and beaches in Cape Town as part of efforts by the Western Cape province to counter crime in the metropolis over the busy festive and summer season. The...
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Cape Town law professor killed.

Students, colleagues and the wider legal community have expressed their anger and grief over the murder of professor Mike Larkin in Cape Town
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Cape Town gets tough on beach crime.

The city council is to appoint a task force to tackle crime on the city
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Security boost for Table Mountain.

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) authorities have asked the city council for R1.34 billion annually over the next four years to improve safety on the mountain. The request follows a recent spate of...
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New South African crime figures released.

Overall crime rates are falling in South Africa but murder and aggravated robbery are on the rise according to annual statistics released by the police at the start of July. 19,202 murders were commit...


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