Soldiers won’t stem gang violence because South Africa’s army is in a sorry state

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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Anti-racists are the new racists

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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

Death toll rising from Coloured gangs in Cape Town

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