Gun-toting black kids hold up Swedish tourists

Four gun-toting black children held up 17 Swedish tourists in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

The robbery occurred on Monday when the tourists were visiting the Iliso Care Society, which runs programmes including a project to address unemployment, a day-care centre and … Read the rest

SA justice system breaks down under rape case load

rape3A commission of inquiry held in the Cape Town black townhsip of Khayelitsha learned yesterday that the South African criminal justice system was no longer able to cope with the number of rapes being committed in the country. As a … Read the rest

Cape Town has twice the murder rate of Johannesburg

According to an analysis of the latest crime stats by the Istitute for Security Studies, the murder rate in Cape Town is almost twice as high as that of Johannesburg.

Lizette Lancaster, a researcher at the Institute, writes: “Between April … Read the rest

Struggling to fight ‘totally drug-resistant’ Tuberculosis in South Africa

Patients of the TB center in Khayelitsha, South Africa, wait to see doctors, March 23, 2009. Tuberculosis is a contagious lung disease that spreads through the air, including through coughing and sneezing.

In a patient’s fight against tuberculosis—the bacterial lung

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South African police minister must stop summary executions

The minister of police must intervene when people take the law into their own hands, the Freedom Front Plus said on Monday.

“The necklacing of alleged criminals in Khayelitsha the last two weeks by the community is a danger sign … Read the rest