Many countries around the world recorded dramatic declines in crime under lockdown. South Africa was among them, with major reductions across most crime types.
A study shows that some Cape Town gangsters choose to stand alone, preferring their independence to taking orders from a gang boss.
President Ramaphosa’s emphasis on fighting crime is well placed. Most categories of violent crimes have risen dramatically over the past eight years.
The task team established to investigate political killings in KwaZulu-Natal has had little impact on exposing those behind the violence.
A recent leakware attack targeting Johannesburg was the second of its kind ever recorded. Hackers demanded A$52,663 worth of bitcoins, in return for not releasing senstivie civilian information.
Research has a distinctive role to play because it gives pointers on what is needed to create long-term change.
Many of the crime prevention strategies South African President Cyril Ramaphosa proposed have been tried, with few positive results.
There’s increasing global recognition that violence against women and children often occur together in homes.
Introducing companion animals to South African prisoners and encouraging them to write could aid their rehabilitation.
South African voters are worried about how their country is being run. Most still support the ANC but in far fewer numbers.
Social media presents new challenges in sensitive cases but media houses must stick to the law.
Data from victim and crime perception surveys help make sense of South Africa’s crime statistics.
Politicians’ knee jerk dismissal of an idea that could help rehabilitate ex-offenders is
Increasing police patrols won’t solve South Africa’s high rates of violent crime. Underlying problems need to be addressed.