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2014-09-29: THE 2013/2014 CRIME STATISTICS: WHAT DO THEY REALLY SAY ABOUT SAPS' PERFORMANCE?
This analysis clearly indicate that SAPS: Failed to provide security to the people of South Africa in their homes and on the streets (public/street robbery shows the largest increase of all crimes wi...  Read more
2013-11-15: Formal Blue Light Protocol for motorists developed by JPSA and RTMC
Multiple and ongoing reports of disastrous consequences arising out of people either fleeing legitimate police or stopping for blue light gangs have been forthcoming for a significant period of tim...  Read more
2013-11-08: Crime Stats "serious statistical error"
They contained a "serious statistical error", ISS governance, crime and justice division head Gareth Newham said in a statement. "The effect of this miscalculation is that it dow...  Read more
2013-11-07: Crime Stats are flawed
The crime statistics police released in September are flawed, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) said on Wednesday. They contained a "serious statistical error", ISS governance...  Read more
2013-04-24: SA Residential Robbery Research
Extracts from residential robbery research: 8 out of 10 residential robberies are committed with the help of information from maids, gardeners and former employees. Click here to download the r...  Read more
2013-02-22: DBE/LEAD SA launches “StopRape” campaign amongst 10,2-million learners
  I pledge: -To uphold the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa -To abide by the laws of the country -To respect the rights of others irrespective of age, rac...  Read more
2013-01-25: Chinese Authorities Arrest 2,500 Private Eyes
  By Euly Luo & Jack Phillips Epoch Times StaffCreated: January 24, 2013Last Updated: January 24, 2013   Chinese authorities have rounded up and arrested more than ...  Read more
2013-01-25: On Whistleblowers and What Really Motivates Them
January 03, 2013 by Dan Reeves I interviewed many offshore whistleblowers and potential whistleblowers during my time with the IRS, some high profile and some known only to the IRS and m...  Read more
2013-01-21: Who Am I To Be Brilliant
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light , and not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves,...  Read more
2012-12-11: Top 10 ways to avoid being tracked online
1. Read the agreements for all mobile phone apps before you download them. Some of them are scary! They will track your location using your GPS and some (like Facebook) will download ALL OF THE CON...  Read more
2012-11-30: What's The Difference Between A PI And A Cop?
Have you or someone you know ever used a private investigator? If so, you’ll be familiar with the way PIs can collect seemingly impossible to gather information and produce an entire file ful...  Read more
2012-11-21: Cable theft costs SA R5bn a year
Cable theft costs South Africa about R5 billion a year, and the “war on cable theft” is being intensified, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Tuesday. In written reply to a parl...  Read more
2012-11-06: Car Hijacker explains how it is done
Waterfall Crime Watch Wrote: "HIJACKING MADE EASY - Repentant Car Hijacker explains how it is done" Q. 1: Are most cars hijacked on order by syndicates? Answer: Yes, I would g...  Read more
2012-10-15: Workforce terrorism? Why you need undercover agents
I would defend to my last breath the right of organised labour to have collective bargaining rights through an accredited Union or representative. But with rights come responsibilities. Outrage...  Read more
2012-10-09: The Criminal Strikers
Cape Town - When doctors at Vincent Pallotti Hospital switched off 41-year-old Gary Stewart’s life support, he became the first fatality in the violent transport workers’ strike. Ab...  Read more
2012-10-07: Online Dating Scams
On-line dating – the latest scam Not all criminals are violent but some are very astute. So who are vulnerable? People in an emotional state are a good bet. So where to find them? On-line dat...  Read more
2012-10-04: Cops selling guns to gangs in Drug Land
Cape Town - Cops are hiring out their guns to criminals, Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer admitted on Wednesday. Speaking at the Cape Town Press Club, Lamoer said all police firearms w...  Read more
2012-10-03: Some Western Cape police members are gangsters: top cop
Some Western Cape police officers have sided with gangsters and other criminals, provincial police commissioner Arno Lamoer said on Wednesday.He told the Cape Town Press Club that 87 officers were ...  Read more
2012-09-25: Advocate Simi Pillay-van Graan appointed
Wednesday, 05 September 2012, Johannesburg – Business Against Crime South Africa (BACSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Advocate Simi Pillay-van Graan as the new CEO to replace Dr ...  Read more
2012-09-25: The latest Crime statistics – police claim “Victory!”
  Writing from a personal perspective, as someone who very recently had a friend murdered, and whose body was then dropped from a bridge into a river near Hartbeestpoort dam, I find the cl...  Read more
2012-09-21: Drugs leading to a crime high - researcher
Police have conceded that gang warfare in the Western Cape is straining policing resources. An analysis of the crime statistics revealed that 13.1% of murders and 22.2% of attempted murders reporte...  Read more
2012-09-21: POPCRU REACTION TO CRIME STATISTICS
  The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) welcomes the crime statistics released yesterday by the Police Minister, Nathi Mthethwa. The union however remains worried about the sp...  Read more
2012-09-21: CAN WE BEAT CRIME? NICRO
  It is pleasing to note that there has been an overall decrease in crime around the country. For this we express our appreciation for the work of the South African Police Service, Civil S...  Read more
2012-09-20: SA awaits crime stats release today
  Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa will release South Africa's crime statistics for the 2011/2012 financial year in Parliament on Thursday. Mthethwa will be joined by national police co...  Read more
2012-09-19: Sunday Rapist sentenced
Convicted rapist and murderer Johannes Steyn was slapped with five life sentences in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the Sunday Rapist was found guilty on more than 30 c...  Read more
2012-09-18: Crime evolves: Phiyega
It is important for us as a country to recognise there is much, much more that needs to be done -- crime evolves," she said. "It is getting sophisticated day-by-day, and therefore we cannot use onl...  Read more
2012-09-12: Meerkat Wisdom
  Like the Meerkat, plant your own grass. Meerkats don’t spend their lives looking for other animals’ grass in the hope that it will be juicier and greener.  They plant th...  Read more
2012-09-12: SAPS Crime Stats out soon
Great news. The SAPS should be releasing their latest crime stats by the end of this month. It will be very interesting to see if the crime situation is getting any better. We will keep you posted....  Read more
2012-08-28: Farm Murder Stats
35000 commercial farms operate in South Africa. 3158 farmers have been brutally murdered since 2004.Farmers are being killed at a rate of 330 per 100 000 people since 2008 (six times higher than ou...  Read more
2012-08-03: R5bn of taxpayers' money 'missing'
Cape Town - A shocking report, tabled in Parliament on Friday, shows that more than R5bn of taxpayers’ money has been lost due to looting, tender fraud and irregular spending in government de...  Read more
2012-07-27: SA sees SAPS as most corrupt within the state - survey
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2012-07-27: SAPS as most corrupt within the state
Two-thirds of South Africans believe the most corrupt government officials are in the national police service, followed by those in the Department of Home Affairs – these are among the findin...  Read more
2012-07-25: The Boiling Frog
Daniel Quinn in is book “The Story of B” published in 1996 said “If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will of course frantically try to clamber out. But if you place i...  Read more
2012-07-25: WINNING THE WAR AGAINST CRIME AND CORRUPTION
While the launch, earlier this year, of the new Corruption Watch initiative is to be welcomed, I, like you perhaps, found myself wondering what would make this initiative a success when so many oth...  Read more
2012-07-25: Vietnam the worst country for wildlife crime
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A conservation group ranked Vietnam the worst country for wildlife crime Monday in its first-ever report on how well 23 Asian and African countries protect rhinos, tiger...  Read more
2012-07-25: R300 Million of Saps Helicopters Grounded
The Democratic Alliance (DA) is receiving reports that helicopters belonging to the South African Police Service Air Wing have been grounded for months. This is a waste of a valuable crime fighting...  Read more
2012-07-20: Your Employees, Driving and Cellphones
Earlier in 2012, a Texas jury handed down a $21 million verdict against Coca-Cola USA in a lawsuit brought after an August 2010 distracted driving crash involving one of Coca-Cola's employees. ...  Read more
2012-07-05: Farm attacks not racially motivated: Zuma
Farm attacks should be viewed within the context of the country's high crime statistics, and not as racially motivated, President Jacob Zuma has told a newspaper. Many attacks took place on the...  Read more
2012-07-05: Missing Children Safety Tips
Some General Safety Tips:   There is NO WAITING PERIOD for reporting a person missing to the nearest police station. Should you report a person to the police station and...  Read more
2012-07-05: The shocking reality. Missing Children
Since the initiation of official statistics in 1994 over 900 of the children reported missing in South Africa, have not been recovered. A child goes missing every six hours in South Africa, acc...  Read more
2012-07-04: MAD PUPS: Equipping children to deal with crime.
South Africa is referred to as the crime capital of the world and sadly, our children are affected by crime on a daily basis. Do they know what to do when confronted with a criminal traumatic situa...  Read more
2012-07-04: Beware High-tech Thievery!
Driving home from work recently, a friend of mine remembered that he had run out of beer at home. So he stopped at a bottle store which was conveniently situated on his way home.   He ...  Read more
2012-07-03: SIM Swap bank fraud alert.
We were sent an email earlier today from Francois Groenewald who claims to be a investigator. He said the following in his email. "If you receive an SMS from a number similar to ...  Read more
2012-06-29: Learn More About your New Police Commissioner
Riah Phiyega was born in Polokwane and received her primary and secondary education in various schools in Limpopo. She holds a BA (Social Work) degree from the University of the North, a BA Hons (S...  Read more
2012-06-29: Phiyega aims to restore faith in police
Mandy Wiener | Today, 06:02 ENW JOHANNESBURG - In a broad interview with Eyewitness News on Thursday, newly-appointed Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega addressed contentious issues including mil...  Read more
2012-06-28: Zero Tolerance Against Drinking & Driving
The South African Police Service, combined with other State and provincial authorities, are committed to reducing this crime, particularly over festive periods such as the Christmas holidays. No on...  Read more
2012-06-22: Cape Town Drivers to have cellphones Confiscated
Cape Town drivers caught talking on their cellphones without hands-free kits will have their phones confiscated from the start of July 2012 - even if it is a first-time offence. And they will...  Read more
2012-06-20: Car Remote Jamming
There has recently been an increase in the number of car jamming incidents. Car jamming involves blocking a car’s remote using a standard household remote that operates on the same frequency....  Read more
2012-05-30: 77 children sexually violated in SA daily: DA
May 30 2012 at 12:01pm By Shanti Aboobaker At least 77 children were sexually violated every day last year, DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has said. “Detailed statistics ...  Read more
2012-05-21: They Say a Fish Rots From Its Head
Crime is a major concern to all South Africans. So the news that SAPS is cutting staff numbers by 9 000 is not at all welcome – unless they have identified the corrupt ones for culling. T...  Read more
2012-05-13: South Africas Dark Cloud
Published on May 13, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish Suspected criminals are being targeted in vigilante style killings in South Africa, whereby victims have had car tyres placed around their neck...  Read more
2012-05-11: A Great South Africa and The Constitution
  SPEECH BY F W DE KLERK  TO A BUSINESS BREAKFAST HOSTED BY THE ROTARY CLUB OF WESTVILLE ...  Read more