Cable theft costs the city of Cape Town millions of rands each year, prompting it to set up its metal theft unit – the Copperheads. Now they’ve been joined by a K-9 crew to bite down on metal thieves.
• Special anti-poaching weapon for SA
With its set of award-winning programmes, NGO Khulisa is helping to break the cycle of crime and violence in communities, developing skills in young people, and giving rehabilitated former prisoners the tools to start their lives again.
• SA’s gallows now instrument of healing
Events have taken place all around the country during the 16 Days of Activism against Abuse of Women and Children – one of them saw celebrities and supporters come together in Pretoria to share stories of pain and inspiration.
• Teaching children to love themselves
Humanitarian, businessman and academic Jakes Gerwel, a close friend of former president Nelson Mandela, will be remembered as an icon of the freedom struggle, and a literature teacher who inspired hundreds of students.
• UWC history through students’ eyes