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Specialised team established to investigate political violence in Tshwane

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) has established a specialised team that will investigate politically related violence that has in recent times plagued Tshwane...

ISS: New private sector options for preventing violence

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Work-based programmes can make the home and the workplace safer, and in the process improve productivity and profits. In South Africa, reports of women being...

Nigerian regulator tells TV stations to curb reporting on violence

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Nigeria's broadcasting regulator has asked TV stations to curb their reporting of insecurity in the country by withholding details of incidents and victims, in...

Committee calls for coherence in characterisation of violence, looting

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The Joint Standing Committee on Defence has called for coherence in characterising what led to the violence, wanton looting and destruction of property over...

King Misuzulu calls for end to violence and looting

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Appealing for peace and calm, incoming amaZulu King Misuzulu Zulu KaZwelithini, has instructed his subjects to withdraw from participating in the wanton destruction of...

Explainer: Why violence is engulfing South Africa

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Days of riots and looting in South Africa have left more than 70 people dead, hurt thousands of businesses and damaged major infrastructure in...

Gauteng, KZN deaths, arrest numbers revealed

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More than 750 people were arrested for wanton destruction and looting of businesses and properties over the past five days. Of these, 304 were arrested...

President Ramaphosa condemns acts of violence

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned the recent sporadic but increasingly violent protests in some parts of the country. “Key infrastructure like national roads have been...

Nigerian lawmakers approve $2.4 billion to fight violence, fund vaccines

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Nigeria's parliament passed a 983 billion naira ($2.4 billion) supplementary budget on Wednesday to address rising insecurity in the country and fund COVID-19 vaccines. Nigeria,...

Nigeria’s president threatens rebels amid rising violence in southeast

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People who promote insurrection in Nigeria face a “rude shock”, its president warned on Tuesday, raising the possibility of a fierce crackdown on rising...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...