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Michelle Avenant's picture

What we can learn from SAPS' online victim-blaming

Earlier this week, the South African Police Service (SAPS) tweeted a series of #StopRape “hints”, essentially instructing people on how not to get raped.

tyson's picture

Why are cellphone users paying for emergency calls?

It doesn't make much sense. South African mobile phone users have to pay standard cellular rates if they want to call the South African Police Service (SAPS) emergency 10111 line.

I don't see the reason why the government and mobile phone network operators can't reach some sort of a compromise and look at the policies around this matter.

Guy Berger's picture

R&R for police and press

Not rest & recreation, but rights and responsibilities. For cops and correspondents. Like exists in New York:


Jumpy police are jumping on South African reporters and photojournalists all too often these days. Last week the Sowetan, last year, Grocott's Mail, and yet others in between.

Here's my contribution to a Charter of rights and responsibilities:

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