Lindy Heinecken, Stellenbosch University
The initial response to the recent deployment of the South African army to areas of Cape Town hit hard by gang violence evoked relief that peace and stability would be restored to the area.
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The “old South Africa” is still alive and well on the Cape Flats.
The country’s old “oranje, blanje, blou” flag was spotted fluttering over a Coloured [mixed race] residence in Fifth Road, Heathfield.
But neighbours say the flag is an … Read the rest
by Dan Roodt
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South Africa’s multiracial and multicultural society is exploding into a never-ending Kulturkampf or American-style culture war. Anti-racists are the new racists, spreading intolerance and even violence ahead … Read the rest
Initiations into gangs and the release of gang members from prison may be causing a surge of shootings in Cape Town, it was reported on Tuesday.
The Cape Times reported that at least nine men had been killed in apparent … Read the rest