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Gauteng CPWs finish Dunnottar training

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Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi can now call on crime prevention wardens (CPWs) with a modicum of military training in their skill arsenals for his...

Sexual harassment and misconduct lesson for crime wardens in training

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The bases of two SA Army units in Kimberley are currently home to Gauteng crime wardens in training where, in addition to discipline, drill...

Anti-illegal mining ops net 140 plus suspects, excavators and tipper trucks

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The close to three thousand seven hundred SA National Defence Force (SANDF) personnel detached to assist police curbing illicit and illegal mining activities are...

Gauteng Government receives CCTV camera access to fight crime

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Efforts to fight crime in Gauteng have received a much-needed boost through a partnership with Vuma Cam, which will allow the province to have...

Next batch of Gauteng crime prevention wardens training at Dunnottar

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has begun training another 500 Crime Prevention Wardens at its Dunnottar military base in line with Gauteng...

Crime Prevention Wardens granted peace officer status

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Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Ronald Lamola has designated Gauteng Crime Prevention Wardens (CPW) as peace officers. The CPWs were launched earlier this year by...

CPWs to boost crime busting in Gauteng

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A commitment by Gauteng premier Panyaza Lesufi when he took office in October last year to fight crime, lawlessness and vandalism in South Africa’s...

Gauteng seeks to improve the aerospace and defence industry

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The Gauteng Department of Economic Development (GDED) recently held a webinar to discuss opportunities to grow the aerospace and defence industry in Gauteng to...

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...

20.7% increase in murders between July and September

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A total of 6 163 people were killed in South Africa between July and September 2021, Police Minister Bheki Cele says. The revelation is contained in...

Gauteng police haul 1 000 suspects at the weekend

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Twenty-five drunk and driving suspects arrested in the West Rand on Saturday were among 1 058 people that were arrested by the police during...

Army projects in line with National Development Plan underway

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Project Koba-Tlala, originally an Army Reserves empowerment initiative in accordance with government’s National Development Plan (NDP), appears to have spread into regular landward force...

R5.8 billion insurance claims paid to July unrest hit businesses

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The South African Special Risk Insurance Association (Sasria) has to date paid out R5.8 billion in claims to businesses that suffered damages during the...

New SAPS appointments to bolster crime fighting efforts

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Gauteng crime fighting efforts have received a major boost with the appointment of seven senior managers. In a statement, provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mavela...

Seven arrested in Gauteng Health official murder

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Swift police action has led to the arrest of seven suspects in connection with the recent callous murder of senior Gauteng Department of Health...

Cabinet on calm in Gauteng, KZN

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The South African Cabinet commended law enforcement agencies for restoring calm to KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng following civil unrest last month. At Wednesday's meeting, Cabinet commended...

Op Prosper civil unrest deployment actions detailed

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By the third week of July, soldiers from both full-time and Reserves from at least 12 units and regiments found themselves protecting police and...

R36 billion relief set aside for unrest hit businesses

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Government has set aside R36 billion financial assistance and incentive relief to businesses hardest hit by the recent riots in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal with...

President Ramaphosa speaks out against violence and destruction of properties

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says the violence and destruction that engulfed parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng two weeks ago caused much damage to property and...

Parliament committees conduct oversight in KZN, Gauteng

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The Joint Standing Committee on Defence and the Portfolio Committee on Police will today undertake an oversight visit to KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng to assess...

Three arrest for inciting looting and public violence

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Three suspected instigators of last week’s violent business lootings that claimed the lives of over 200 people are expected to appear in West Rand...

President Ramaphosa: Attempted insurrection failed to gain popular support

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says the violence experienced in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng - characterised by looting, property destruction and loss of life -...

Mop up starts in Gauteng

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Days after violent protests engulfed parts of the country, the situation in Gauteng stabilised with clean-up operations to vandalised facilities starting. “We are pleased with...

African Union calls for the restoration of order in SA

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Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has called for the urgent restoration of order, peace and stability in the country in...

IPID unable to investigate cases in protest areas in KZN, Gauteng

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The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has expressed concern at the ongoing business lootings and public violence in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. The attacks, which have...

Premier condemns lawlessness in parts of Gauteng

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Gauteng Premier David Makhura has strongly condemned the acts of violence and lawlessness that have swept parts of the province over the weekend. This comes...

Suspect linked to taxi industry killings arrested

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A 37-year-old suspect who has been allegedly linked to a series of killings in the taxi industry was arrested in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni. Members of the...

SAMHS readying medical task group for Gauteng COVID-19 onslaught

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The SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) has assembled a 60-strong multi-disciplinary medical task group (MTG) in response to last week’s call by the acting...

Military health practitioners to assist Gauteng

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Government has employed the help of the South African National Defence Force to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Gauteng, as the number of...

R400m worth of cocaine seized on Gauteng highway

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A 39-year-old suspect is expected to appear in court soon after he was arrested on Wednesday for ferrying R400 million worth of cocaine on...

MEC condemns Zandspruit mob justice incident

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Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko, has condemned a mob justice incident that claimed the lives of four people and injured five others...

Gauteng police operations net over 1000 suspects

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Twelve suspected illegal miners were among the 1 470 suspects arrested across the Gauteng province by police over the weekend. The twelve were arrested in...

Virtual meeting to discuss gang activity in Gauteng

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The Gauteng Provincial Legislature’s Portfolio Committee on Community Safety has called on the MEC for Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko and the Provincial Police Commissioner...

Rural Gauteng residents murdered

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Gauteng is widely - and correctly – seen as the economic hub of South Africa. It is also home to agriculture with this mostly...

Gauteng soldiers baking own bread

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Soldiers at Army Support Base Johannesburg and its units will soon have “base-baked bread” on their mess tables. This follows an instruction from General Officer...

SA records fewer GBV cases between July and September

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While there has been a drop in the number of sexual offences reported, the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) continues to haunt...

ISS: Kidnapping in South Africa: rely on data not social media

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Statistics on the motives for kidnapping and who is most at risk are both surprising and concerning. Few crimes strike fear into South Africans as...

Rural security in Gauteng not a given

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South Africa’s smallest and most urbanised province – Gauteng – is not immune to the scourge of farm attacks and murders. The provincial Member of...

South Africa investigates COVID-linked corruption of 5 billion rand

South African authorities are investigating government departments for graft over irregularities in coronavirus-related tenders worth 5 billion rand, the head of its Special Investigating...

Paramount donates face visors to Gauteng health workers

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Paramount Group has donated 1 000 face visors to Gauteng’s health department as it continues to support health workers on the frontlines of the...

Gauteng police net 900 suspects

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Intensified crime combating operations in Gauteng over the weekend saw the arrest of over 900 suspects and 15 illegal firearms recovered. Gauteng police spokesperson Mavela...

Hytera presents next-gen communication products to SAPS

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On 5 September, Hytera held an end user conference for the South African Police Service (SAPS) at the Maslow Hotel Time Square, Pretoria, where...

Condemnation of Johannesburg CBD attacks.

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Gauteng Police Commissioner Lieutenant-General Elias Mawela has condemned the violent attacks on law enforcement agencies in the Johannesburg CBD on Thursday. During an intelligence-driven...

Drone technology in construction

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Drone technology can turn the fortunes of the construction sector around, Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC Jacob Mamabolo said. Updating media on progress made...

Saab inspires girls with interactive career day

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"Challenge today and anticipate tomorrow." With these wise words some thirty girl learners from various schools in Gauteng were welcomed to Saab...

University Reserve Training Programme recruitment in Gauteng

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Buoyed by the success of its Western Cape recruitment drive, the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Reserve Force next month aims...