Two Khayelitsha based organisations accuse the City of Cape Town of discrimination in the way it provides services.
The memorial service for Wongeka Vimbayo was held in Khayelitsha on Tuesday.
49 of the approximately 170 families forcibly removed from Empolweni informal settlement have re-built their homes, thanks to a court ordering their return.
A report from the Western Cape Department of Community Safety paints a bleak picture of how the police in the province are dealing with domestic violence.
Insecurity in Khayelitsha as police dawdle in their duties and leave the Neighbourhood Watch without support.
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.
Speakers at the World Press Freedom Day seminar agreed that journalism is under threat from both political and economic influences.
Since the killings began in March 2014, 100 people have died in Glebelands Hostel-related violence – either violently from hitmen’s bullets, or more slowly, from stress-induced illnesses caused by the fear of living daily in the shadow of death. With a death toll now reaching almost four times the number of people killed at Marikana – which evoked worldwide outrage, political humiliation, commissions of inquiry and support groups – it is instructive to reflect on the state and society’s response to Glebelands’ ongoing slaughter.
About 100 Social Justice Coalition members and residents from Khayelitsha marched to Parliament to hand over an open letter and court papers to the Portfolio Committee of Police.
The lack of effective street lighting has contributed immensely to the escalation of crime in the Greater Nyanga district and surrounding areas. Cape Town’s communities are urging the authorities to take responsibility for their security and do something about visible policing – and night visibility.
Research and non-governmental organisations that focus on policing have warned that the crime statistics do not reveal the extent of crime in the country but are only about reported crimes. This follows the release of national crime statistics on Tuesday by the Minister of Police.
Following the senseless murder of 11 people last weekend, the residents of Marikana informal settlement with the Social Justice Coalition marched in Cape Town and handed memorandums to the City of Cape Town, SAPS, IPID, the Department of Community Safety and the Police Ombudsman, demanding better policing and services to the area.