'Children in Cape Flats Gangs Are Child Soldiers'
Dr Jino Mwaka, rector of the University of Sacred Heart in Uganda, has said at a dialogue on children trapped in violence on the Cape Flats that the concept of "child soldiers" needs to be expanded to include young people who are exposed to violence and trapped within their communities.
News24Wire, 15 May 2018
A Ugandan academic has likened Cape Flats minor gang recruits to child soldiers of his home country who fought in the rebel group called The Lord's Resistance Army. Read more »
Calvin and Mikey (not their real names), seen here doing a gang salute, want to exit the gangs.
South Africa: More Ex-Cops Now Part of Western Cape Guns-to-Gangs Saga
News24Wire, 25 April 2018
Twenty-three suspects, including an alleged 28s gang boss and three former police officers, now face charges in what has become known as the guns-to-gangs saga, which continues to… Read more »
When fourteen-year-old Zinadene Pelton was shot in March 2017, his grandmother found him in the street. "He was lying with his backpack still on his back. We picked him up and ... Read more »
News24Wire, 24 October 2017
The Hard Livings gang, which has strongholds in several Cape Town suburbs, got special mention from Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Tuesday when he released the annual national… Read more »