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Cable theft perpetrators nabbed, convicted

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Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Ronald Lamola says just over 250 people have been prosecuted and convicted of crimes related to tempering with essential...

Additional security deployed to protect rail infrastructure

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The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has contracted and deployed additional security along the Central Line in Cape Town following the shooting...

Concerns over soaring violent crimes

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The first three months of 2022 were violent, brutal and unsafe for most South Africans, the quarterly police crime statistics have revealed. Releasing the statistics...

Gauteng police operations net 1 400 suspects

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The police in Gauteng have at the weekend arrested 1 400 suspects on an assortment of charges during a series of joint operations. The joint...

SA committed to SADC law and order maintenance, says Cele

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Police Minister Bheki Cele has reiterated South Africa’s commitment to maintain law within its borders and actively play a part in combating any form...

Former PRASA employee found guilty of cable theft

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The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has welcomed the sentencing of a former employee who was found guilty of cable theft by...

Attacks on Eskom technicians condemned

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State power utility Eskom says it is concerned with violent attacks on its technicians carrying out critical inspections and repairs in public spaces. At least...

Additional funds for anti-gang units, high-crime police stations

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Police Minister, Bheki Cele, says anti-gang units and police stations that fall within provinces that rank the highest in terms of reported crimes have...

ISS: Organised banditry is destroying livelihoods in Niger’s borderlands

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Most international attention on Niger focuses on the Boko Haram conflict in the country’s east (Diffa region) and the Liptako-Gourma crisis in its west...

Desertions weaken ISWAP, Boko Haram

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As the bloody rivalry between two large terror groups continues to destroy countless lives in northeast Nigeria, both sides are experiencing another kind of...

Study urges more investment in Lake Chad basin to undercut extremists

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Musa Barkame once made his living transporting goods by boat across Lake Chad to markets in Nigeria. All that ended when Boko Haram arrived...

ISS: Violence in Nigeria’s south-east demands a holistic response

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Insecurity in Nigeria is growing in scale, spread and sophistication. A total of 1 486 people in the country were victims of insecurity in...

Protect community within the law, Cele urges Pimville residents

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While communities’ rights to protect themselves from criminality is enshrined in the Constitution, this must be done within a legal framework. This was on Thursday...

Protecting military weapons key to defeating extremists

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When the Islamist extremist group Ansar al-Sunna began spreading terror in the Cabo Delgado province of northern Mozambique in 2017, its fighters brandished machetes....

Toxic mix of bandits, arms, drugs and terrorism is alarming Nigerians: what now?

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Banditry in Nigeria emerged as an isolated rural phenomenon in the late 2000s. It’s now evolved into sophisticated violent criminality, characterised by syndicates with...

Nigerian police: why improving public trust has proven difficult

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Policing plays a vital role in maintaining law and order in any society. Public trust and confidence in the police is a concern in...

SAHRC condemns alleged Diepsloot vigilantism

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The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has called for swift action against any criminality in Diepsloot but also warned residents not to take...

ISS: Kaduna’s train attacks add to Nigeria’s deep security problems

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On 28 March, bandits attacked a Kaduna-bound train in central Nigeria carrying 970 passengers. At least eight people were killed, and 168 were kidnapped...

New Police Commissioner outlines tenure vision, priorities

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New National Police Commissioner, General Fannie Masemola, has outlined his vision and priorities for the next five years in the position. The Commissioner addressed the...

Rising vigilantism: South Africa is reaping the fruits of misrule

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Once relegated to the margins of South African politics, anti-immigrant activism has gone mainstream. Several anti-immigrant groups including Operation Dudula, All Trucker Foundation and...

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