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Is there such a thing as Media Freedom in South Africa?

As a young journalist in South Africa, I find my self asking questions which tends not to be answered. Is there such a thing as Media Freedom in South Africa… 230 more words

Cornel Van Heerden

Arrested...and then let go!

On Saturday, police arrested four armed men — and well done to them!

Were these men about to commit a crime? I don’t know, but it certainly seems possible. 400 more words

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GFSA want the SAPS disarmed

Injudicious. According to the Oxford Dictionary it is defined as “Showing very poor judgement; unwise.” It is the perfect adjective with which to describe Gun-Free South Africa’s latest, and very much recycled, campaign in which they demand the South African Police Service be disarmed of their… 826 more words


Justice for Breakfast: Reflections on the complexities of policing in South Africa today

On 27 November 2014, the Wits Justice Project, together with Wits Public Safety Programme, hosted their regular Justice for Breakfast Roundtable discussion, where practitioners, academics, and activists, come together to talk about a particular issue at hand and deliberated on possible solutions. 548 more words

A Simple Solution to South Africa's Corrupt Police Problem

Open any newspaper or online news source and you are bound to see at least a dozen stories about corrupt police officials in South Africa. The situation has reached a point where its common knowledge that you can make a police file disappear outside a courthouse for a few thousand Rands. 637 more words


Recording the police in South Africa

Over the last few weeks I have been reading a number of stories about people being arrested by the police for recording them. In many cases the people have been forced by the officers to delete the recordings taken. 617 more words

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Taking a stand


WITH 22 reported cases of crime in the Abbotsford and Nahoon Valley Park area during the first 25 days of February, residents decided to take the matter into their own hands by scheduling a community meeting last Wednesday evening. 466 more words

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