Using the military continuously in internal roles for which it is not structured, funded or trained simply speeds up its decline.
Given the framework within which removals under the Group Areas Act took place in Cape Town, a social disaster was inevitable.
Successes by the army and police on the Cape Flats will depend entirely on levels of cooperation established on an ad hoc basis.
The biggest problem with using the military to fight rime is that soldiers are not trained for law enforcement, but warfare, using maximum force.
The law aimed at fighting gangs lacks the power to disrupt their activities.
Despite South Africa's progressive constitution, LGBTIQ people continue to face discrimination in all social spheres.
South Africans supporting visiting New Zealand rugby teams took root in a tumultuous time as an expression of defiance against apartheid.
While many South African police officers, who were born into poverty, grew to appreciate the job, they want more for their children - careers requiring degrees - and work to provide them.
Urban farming increases access to healthy foods. And building social networks is one of the greatest benefits of urban agriculture in poor areas.