City Power contractor arrested for soliciting bribe

An official from a contractor providing electricity disconnection services to City Power has been arrested for corruption. Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba said on Saturday the woman had tried to solicit a bribe of R3,000 from a resident in Midrand, north of Johannesburg.    She is to appear in the Midrand Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, where she would face a charge of fraud.

Murdered boy, 5, told dad’s partner who attacked him – police

A 5-year-old boy managed to tell his father’s girlfriend who had attacked him before he died of his injuries in a Johannesburg hospital, Gauteng police said on Saturday. A 35-year-old man is expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court on Monday on a murder charge following the death of his son. The boy succumbed to his injuries after arriving at a local hospital on Friday, police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubela told News24.

Credit card fraud – 10 tips to protect against it

  Presented by Standard Bank Credit card fraud – 10 tips to protect against it Vicky Sidler14 September 2017 196 shares Credit cards have made payments quick, easy, and convenient, and they can be used to make online purchases, pay for parking, and much more. Nevertheless, it has also become riskier these days as attackers can gain your identity and credit or debit card information to make purchases. Being proactive to secure your credit and debit cards is, therefore, critical. Here are 10 important tips to consider when using yourRead More

Greater effort needed to rid SAPS of cops involved in crime

Efforts need to be intensified to rid the South African Police Service (SAPS) of police officers involved in crime and thus terrorising communities, the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) said on Sunday. The involvement of police officers in crime undermined the confidence that the public had in law enforcement, Sanco national spokesman Jabu Mahlangu said. READ: War on corruption must first be won within SAPS: Sanco This followed the arrest of three police officers and five other suspects by the Gauteng SAPS trio crimes task team (house and business robberies,Read More

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.

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