July, 2014


R50k reward for road-rage suspect

The family of a Lenasia south man murdered in an apparent road-rage attack, Joash Harrod, are living in fear as the alleged killer is still on the run, three weeks after the fatal shooting. On Saturday, police said they were offering a R50 000 reward for information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of Koobendran Moodley. Police spokesman Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said Moodley’s whereabouts were still unknown and, despite the reward, no arrests had been made.

Is your business safe from cybercrime?

Very small businesses (VSBs) with fewer than 25 employees are the least likely to view IT strategy as a top strategic concern, according to a survey. According to a Kaspersky Lab survey undertaken on businesses worldwide, only 19% of VSBs worldwide reported IT strategy as one of their top-two strategic concerns, compared to 30% of businesses with more than 100 employees, and 35% of enterprises with 5 000 employees or more.

How SA criminals wreck mobile networks to steal batteries

Criminals in South Africa are wrecking mobile sites to get their hands on batteries which are stored at these sites Mobile operators face many challenges in South Africa – a lack of spectrum, poor ministerial and regulatory environments, and red tape slowing down their network rollouts. One of the biggest challenges, however, has nothing to do with government or funding. It is the damage which criminals cause when stealing cables, batteries, and other network equipment.

Police investigating Telkom CEO

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko is under investigation after being implicated in an alleged car licence cloning case, the City of Johannesburg said on Friday. “Whatever is happening in terms of allegations about him [Maseko] being on the wrong side of the law is being investigated by the Johannesburg metro police department (JMPD),” said city spokesperson Nthatisi Modingoane. He could not say what sort of case was being investigated by the metro police.

WATCH: Mom hijacked outside school

Shocking video shows how quickly a hijacking a can take place. Follow these tips to stay safe. Being hijacked can take place in the blink of any eye. Being constantly vigilant is necessary even in a seemingly innocent situation like dropping your child off at pre-primary school.

Letter: We all failed Taegrin

We failed to protect this child. Not the police, not his parents, not the law. All of us, writes Muhammed Nagdee. Johannesburg – The story of 4-year-old Taegrin Morris’s death is haunting me. I keep thinking about what was going through this child’s mind as he dangled out the side of the car, being dragged through the streets in agonising pain.

Police proclaim breakthrough in vehicle finance fraud syndicate

Hawks officials arrested 39-year-old David Monamo while he was appearing in the Johannesburg Commercial Crime Court for a similar case of fraud on Monday. David Monamo appeared with co-accused, 26-year-old Mahlatse Selby Mabokela, from Alexandra on a R7,1 million fraud charge. The duo are facing charges for defrauding a vehicle dealership in Roodepoort, Johannesburg, of more than R170 000.

R10 million to investigate theft of 3 laptops: report

Former Gauteng police commissioner Mzwandile Petros’s company was awarded a R10 million deal to investigate the theft of three Sita laptops Former Gauteng police commissioner Mzwandile Petros’s company – The iFirm – was awarded a R10 million contract to investigate the theft of three laptops at the State Information and Technology Agency (Sita). This is according to the Sunday Times. The newspaper reported that The iFirm was awarded this deal despite the fact that it did not have a suitable track record, and it was not listed on the government database.

How criminals are skimming your bank cards

Watch out for these tricks and card skimming devices at ATMs, in stores, and other areas where you use bank cards A recent MyBroadband article warned users to be on the lookout for ATM card skimming devices (see Beware of these card skimming devices at ATMs), but this is only one way in which criminals are gathering card information.

6 ways to thwart intruders

South Africa is possibly one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with a number of amazing things on offer such as great weather, oceans, mountains, forests and everything in between. Generally burglars would prefer to avoid a confrontational situation so they would rather break into a home while the occupants are not there.

Police minister promises reforms to align cops with constitution

A raft of legislative and policy reviews will be introduced over the next financial year to enhance the fight against crime, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko said. Delivering his budget vote debate, Nhleko said the SAPS (SA Police Service) Act would be reviewed in a bid to “align it with the Constitution”. Research would be done into how police could reduce “the barriers to the reporting of cases of violence against women and children, serial murders and rapes”.

R699ers head to court for car justice

His name is Johannes Ignatius Bartosch, and he’s the R699 man. He’s been chosen by attorney Duncan Heuer of Port Elizabeth law firm Pieterse, Cary, Finlaison Inc, as the person to represent all Satinsky clients in a notice of motion the firm’s legal counsel will take to the Port Elizabeth High Court on Tuesday to have a class action brought against Satinsky and the banks.

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