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Sophiatown: recalling the loss

It was on 9 February 1955 that the forced removal of over 60 000 people from Sophiatown began. Fifty years on, the City of Johannesburg pays tribute to the sons and daughters of its lost suburb.
South Africa crime myths

Debunking South Africa’s myth of violent crime

A lot of people think violent crime in South Africa began rising in 1994 and has continued to rise since then. They are wrong. Anine Kriegler and Mark Shaw Given...
Criminal justice revamp 'under way'

Tip-offs help police net criminals

Tip-offs to the Crime Stop and Crime Line resulted in the arrest of 32 people in connection with suspected crimes during the month of July, the South African Police Service said on Tuesday.
Special courts key to World Cup success

South Africa to tackle crime more holistically

South Africa is working towards tackling crime from a more holistic angle, taking into account societal issues which influence the spread and intensity of crime, says Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko.
Criminal justice revamp 'under way'

South African police in record drug bust

South African police have seized nearly 10 tons of pure heroin worth over R3-billion (US$280-million) and arrested three men, including two Chinese nationals, in the biggest drug bust in the country's history.
Authorities 'ready to ensure free

Authorities ‘ready to ensure free, fair elections’

The police, defence force, and departments of State Security and Home Affairs have taken stringent measures to ensure that South Africa's upcoming elections - coinciding with the country's 20th year of freedom - are fully free and fair, says Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa.
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