The hybrid nature of threats to South Africa’s energy infrastructure can only be solved by an integrated solution, including severe sanctions that should include fines and imprisonment.
Loss of formal employment in the mining industry and drought conditions in neighbouring countries are some of the factors that drive illegal mining.
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Artisanal gold mining is highly organised and rule-bound. Men, women and even children participate a hierarchy sustained by a web of buyers, sponsors and customers.
Farmer-herder conflicts in some parts of the continent are in part driven by environmental degradation.
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Under certain conditions, climate can amplify security risks, with implications for lasting peace.
South African police minister Bheki Cele has lamented the “dismal” rise in crime in the last quarter.
Many countries around the world recorded dramatic declines in crime under lockdown. South Africa was among them, with major reductions across most crime types.
South African police and military enforcing lockdown regulations in Cape Town, South Africa.
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The court says people need to be able to trust the government to abide by the rule of law, make rational regulations, and not intrude on the rights of those subject to the law.
The reporting of South Africa’s first COVID-19 case sparked a racialised discourse that persists.
We’d all love to know more about our neighbours – from COVID-19 data, census data and other official data sources – but we shouldn’t.
Access to clean water remains a huge problem in Zimbabwe and many other African countries.
The 17 goals seek to end all forms of poverty everywhere by 2030, by achieving 169 targets. Progress in achieving them does not match the hype.
Johannesburg Metropolitan Police raid a building highjacked by a criminal syndicate.
President Ramaphosa’s emphasis on fighting crime is well placed. Most categories of violent crimes have risen dramatically over the past eight years.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at the launch of a national anti-gang unit in Cape Town.
The law aimed at fighting gangs lacks the power to disrupt their activities.