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ISS: Medical professionals can help prevent violence in South Africa

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A mass shooting in Khayelitsha in the Western Cape on 8 May and another on 21 May have drawn attention to the high violence...

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...

SARS intercepts rhino horn at OR Tambo

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The South African Revenue Service (SARS) Customs unit, working with the South African Police Service (SAPS), have successfully foiled an attempt to smuggle rhino...

After losing ground in Middle East, Islamic State expands operations in Africa

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The Islamic State terrorist organization has been decimated in Iraq and Syria in recent years and is now seeking to expand operations in Africa,...

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...

Togo attack a sign of Sahel violence spreading south

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Security experts have warned for several years that the extremist violence engulfing the Sahel inevitably would spread south to the coast. Four countries along the...

Drugs, guns, and stolen vehicles once again targeted by soldiers on Op Corona

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers on Operation Corona border protection duty had another busy month in May, with millions of rands worth...

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...

ISS: Ansaru’s comeback in Nigeria deepens the terror threat

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The resurgence of Boko Haram’s breakaway faction, with its al-Qaeda backing, threatens national and regional security. For much of the past decade, Ansaru has largely...

Hawks officers, sangoma arrested for theft

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Hawks' National Head, Lieutenant General, Godfrey Lebeya, has expressed disappointment at the alleged involvement of officers from the Directorate in criminal activities. This comes after...

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...

Soldiers on border patrol confiscate illicit cigarettes worth R1 million

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers on border patrol have over the past week recovered a million rands’ worth of illicit cigarettes and...

First BMA deployments planned for 2022 second quarter

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The newest addition to South African government efforts to control the country’s lengthy land border – the Border Management Authority (BMA) – will see...

Skukuza court hands down a combined 63 year sentence to poachers

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The Skukuza Regional Court on Tuesday handed down heavy sentences to rhino poachers in a move welcomed by South African National Parks (SANParks). Isaac Zitha...

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...

Soldiers prevent illegal livestock export

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Ongoing and often hazardous foot and mounted patrols along with stop and searches as well as observation posts paid off for two SA Army...

DIRCO disputes reports on ISIS fighters returning to SA

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The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has disputed reports alleging that the department has facilitated the repatriation of hundreds of ISIS fighters. This...

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...

SAMHS celebrates Nurses Day

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The South African Military Health Service (SAMHS) celebrated the International Nurses day nationwide from 10 to 13 May, as it acknowledged the critical role...

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