March, 2017


Father drives over own baby with bakkie

An 11-month-old baby from Delft died after her father accidentally drove over her with his bakkie. The accident happened on Wednesday in Condor Street in The Hague, Delft, at the girl’s home, Netwerk24 reported. It is believed the child, without anyone noticing, went out through the door and climbed over a safety gate.

Crime Chat Launches With Overwhelming Support

Crime Chat – a radio show launched on Monday to increase awareness of criminal activities and methodologies drew overwhelming support from the public. Midrand based Community Radio Mix 93.8 FM quietly launched the show on the Monday of a long weekend with a public holiday on Tuesday/Human Rights Day, yet the response and incoming calls to report suspected drug related activities, neighbourhood brothels,  locations of continually increasing traffic violations and noisy entertainment and club venues was overwhelming. The Crime Chat panel consisted of Captain Chetty, Midrand SAPS, Tanya Nyce, PRORead More

JMPD officers caught on camera

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) has confirmed two of its officers have been taken off duty pending an investigation. It comes after a video emerged online of the officers seemingly soliciting a bribe. JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar says the video is still under investigation. “The two officers have been identified. A case docket of extortion has been opened at

SA hit by new crisis after Bafana match-fixing revelations

Fifa said the outcome of South Africa’s 2-1 home win in African Group D in November had been contrived. South African football was embroiled in another scandal on Monday when Fifa said the national team’s World Cup qualifying win over Senegal last year was fixed, leaving the legacy of the country’s hosting of the 2010 finals in more turmoil. In banning Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey for life, world soccer’s governing body said the outcome of South Africa’s 2-1 home win in African Group D in November had been contrived.

Office of Chief Justice working on securing judiciary offices

Thieves broke into the secure office park in Midrand and stole 15 computers containing the personal information of the country’s judges. The office of the Chief Justice says it’s consulting the security cluster ministries to put measures in place to secure judiciary offices following a burglary over the weekend. The police have assigned a senior detective and team to investigate the matter.

R2 billion merger deal shows just how big private security is in South Africa

Fidelity Security and US-based Tyco have concluded a R2 billion merger deal which will see the latter’s ADT security business become part of the South African Fidelity group. The new entity will be known as Fidelity ADT, and will be 100% South African and a 54.62% black-owned company. It will become one of the largest private security providers in the country. The new group now boasts 168 points of presence across Southern Africa, supports around 57,000 employees, and manages a fleet of 4,574 vehicles, absorbing ADT’s 365,000 residential, small-to-medium sizedRead More

The shocking inside story of the R200m OR Tambo heist

The men had ACSA identity cards which gave them access to the airport’s highly secure cargo area Allegations of police corruption and security bungles cloak what is arguably South Africa’s most audacious cash heist — the theft of nearly R200 million in foreign currency from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport. As police established a task force on Wednesday to hunt down the gang of up to 13 robbers‚ details of the heist began to emerge from numerous interviews conducted by The Times with airport security dealing with currency transfers.

Three recruitment ad agencies in trouble with competition authorities

Human Communications‚ Kone Staffing and Jobvest, whose main clients are government departments, face prosecution for market division and price fixing The Competition Commission has decided to prosecute three advertising practitioners specialising in recruitment advertising services for price fixing‚ market division and collusive tendering. The commission found that Human Communications‚ Kone Staffing and Jobvest had discussed and agreed on prices at which to quote their customers.

Competition Commission head Tembinkosi Bonakele fights funny business

Competition Commission head Tembinkosi Bonakele and his team are taking a sword to funny business in the private sector. Call him the Thuli Madonsela of the private sector‚ if you will. For this attorney and MBA graduate‚ heading the Competition Commission is more than a job. “I’ve realised that it’s an area of law that is closest to my heart. I like the intersection between law and economics‚ but most importantly‚ I like the connection to socioeconomic justice‚ which is very important‚” he told TMG Digital.

Forensic investigation into Joburg’s R1.3bn fibre network

Johannesburg mayoral committee institutes an independent forensic investigation into the city’s decision to buy a 900km fibre broadband network for R1.3bn The Johannesburg mayoral committee has instituted an independent forensic investigation into the city’s decision to buy a 900km fibre broadband network for R1.3bn, mayor Herman Mashaba announced on Friday. However, the decision to investigate would not affect Johannesburg’s existing free Wi-Fi programme and the intention to expand it, he said.

New hijacking trend – motorists beware

A third motorist has fallen for this trick and lost his vehicle in the process. The News has identified a hijacking trend in Krugersdorp that motorists should be aware of. Another unsuspecting driver became a hijacking victim on Saturday, 11 March, when he was pulled over by suspects posing as Metro Police officers.

Woman arrested with 46 Sassa cards in Horizon View

Undercover intelligence gatherer noticed woman’s suspicious behaviour. A woman was arrested at Village@Horizon yesterday (6 March) after she was caught with 46 ID books and 46 South African Social Service Agency (Sassa) cards. This comes after an undercover intelligence officer of Open Water Advanced Risk Solutions, a forensic investigations company, was monitoring drug-related activity at the centre. He noticed a woman at the Absa ATM with a suspicious number of cards doing multiple transactions and taking longer than normal. The police was contacted and the woman was found to beRead More

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