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SANDF not part of lockdown extension

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Soldiers and other national defence force personnel are not part of current government COVID-19 enforcement regulations, extended until 15 May by Co-operative Governance and...

20 000 arrested for contravening lockdown regulations

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S has called on South Africans to heed government’s call to adhere to the adjusted COVID-19 lockdown regulations. This comes as 20 000 people have...

Land borders close as SA remains on adjusted level three lockdown

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As South Africa battles the second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the country will remain on adjusted alert level...

Police Minister says soldiers to patrol Garden Route beaches

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That soldiers are going to be “roped in” to help police patrol Garden Route beaches is an admission of failure on the part of...

ISS: Lockdown lessons on violence and policing in South Africa

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In an effort to enhance policing and violence prevention, a team of Western Cape Government and Institute for Security Studies (ISS) researchers carried out...

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...

Additional funds for police

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Minister Bheki Cele’s police service received an additional R3,7 billion thanks to an adjusted budget allocation from National Treasury for the “the visible policing...

ISS: Lifting lockdown: a double-edged sword for public safety?

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South Africa’s first levels of lockdown substantially reduced violent crime, making it one of the few countries in the world to record fewer deaths...

Defence Minister to face Parliamentary grilling over Khosa death

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The death of Alexandra resident Collins Khosa looks set to continue being an unwanted burden for Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula. The latest...

Murder spike noted in level three

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The lifting of the ban on the sale of alcohol since the beginning of lockdown level three in June has ushered an unwanted surge...

Court rules some South African lockdown restrictions invalid

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A South African high court declared some of the government’s coronavirus lockdown regulations unconstitutional on Tuesday but suspended the order for 14 days, leaving...

No special code of conduct needed for military in police support...

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There’s no need for any “code of conduct and operational procedures regulating conduct” of components of the security forces during the State of National...

SA security forces told by court there must be lockdown guidelines

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Soldiers, police and other “security forces” personnel allegedly involved in wrongdoing, in one instance apparently murder, have to be suspended from duty while investigations...

ISS: Gender-based violence during lockdown – looking for answers

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The COVID-19 crisis and social distancing measures have caused deep concerns about their impact on women in abusive relationships. Numerous articles in the South...

Cyber-intel firms pitch governments on spy tools to trace coronavirus

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When law enforcement agencies want to gather evidence locked inside an iPhone, they often turn to hacking software from the Israeli firm Cellebrite. By...

SANDF assists police in Mbekweni, Paarl East

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has assisted the South African Police Service (SAPS) with the enforcement of the Disaster Management Act in...

No police abuse in Moroccan lockdown

Morocco rejected allegations of police brutality enforcing a lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, after an official in UN High Commissioner for Human...

“Draconian” lockdown measures in SA – UN Human Rights Commissioner

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South Africa is among countries the UN Human Rights Commissioner maintains have instituted “draconian” and “repressive” measures to combat the spread of coronavirus. UN Human...

Domestic violence drops in lockdown

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Domestic violence related crimes decreased significantly since the National State of Disaster regulations were introduced last month. These are crimes related but not limited to...

Hundred plus SA public officials arrested for COVID-19 violations

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Police Minister Bheki Cele is concerned at the large number of public officials arrested for violating COVID-19 regulations. Cele, during a visit to KwaZulu-Natal to...

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