Why Cape Town’s murder rate is rising

“IT’S going to be crazy tonight,” sighs Craven Engel, a pastor in Hanover Park, a township on the fringes of Cape Town. A few hours earlier gunmen had killed a high-ranking member of the Laughing Boys, a gang. Mr Engel is on his phone, trying to dissuade its leaders from vengeance, which is just hours away.

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South Africa:Rebuilding Trust Is Ramaphosa’s Next Struggle

[Democracy Works] On the steps of Cape Town City Hall on 11 February to celebrate the 28th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison in Paarl, African National Congress president Cyril Ramaphosa promised: “a new beginning” for the party and the country under his watch.

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