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Collective effort is needed to fight crime

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While South Africa faces a mammoth task of tackling the scourge of violent crimes, the fight will require that all peace-loving citizens stand together...

Crime levels decrease during lockdown

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South Africa was a much safer place to live in during the first quarter of 2020/2021, as crime statistics show major decreases in all...

Sexual offences increase by 1.7%

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The cases for sexual offences have increased by 1.7% when compared to the previous year, according to crimes statistics released by Police Minister, General...

Level 4 sees slight crime increase, stats remain low

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While crime in the country continued to remain low during the COVID-19 lockdown, reported cases began to increase after the country moved to level...

ISS: How might the COVID-19 lockdown affect public safety in SA?

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South Africa’s national State of Disaster and associated lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. It could have a significant impact on...

ISS: Better police use of data could cut South Africa’s crime

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Each year in September, the South African Police Service (SAPS) releases crime statistics for a 12-month period ending on 31 March, which means the...

SA murder rate increases by 1.4%

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Major General Norman Sekhukhune says 21 022 people were murdered during the 12 months ending March 2019. Sekhukhune said this when the Police Ministry appeared...

ISS: Fighting crime shouldn’t trump SA’s public order policing

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The killing by police of Andries Tatane in April 2011, and of 37 men between 13 and 16 August 2012 during a strike at...

SANDF deployment in Western Cape giving space for politicians and police

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The deployment of soldiers to the Cape Flats earlier this month was a turnaround by the ANC government. For years it has resisted calls...

ISS: Terrorism and organised crime – risks of shared responses

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The macabre sale of human organs, trafficking of people and wildlife, drug crime, the smuggling of precious minerals – all have become lucrative revenue...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...