Violence against women, children, elderly ‘prevalent’ in S. Africa: Mthethwa

The fight against crime could not be separated from the war on want, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Thursday.

Speaking at Business Against Crime SA’s gala dinner in Sandton, the minister said contact crimes such as murder, rape and … Read the rest

S. African crime stats present a bleak picture

crime3A bleak picture emerged on Thursday from the latest figures on serious crime such as murder, burglary, aggravated robbery, and hijackings. In absolute terms, the number of murders have risen by 4%.

One expert described the 2012/13 crime statistics, released … Read the rest

18 years of crime – counting the dead

Kevin_Kingby Kevin King

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With the release of the latest crime stats imminent, I’d like to recap what’s happened in the last 18 years in South Africa.


Firstly, it’s interesting to note that the SAPS … Read the rest

South African police handled 12 000 protests

ecprotestPolice handled more than 12,000 public protests during the 2012/2013 financial year, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Thursday.

“Over the past four years, a total of 46,180 incidents were attended to and all were successfully stabilised, with 14,843 arrests … Read the rest

South Africa’s robberies on the increase

Armed_RobberyThe number of aggravated robberies increased by 1.2 percent over the past financial year, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Thursday.

However, there were still 29.7 percent fewer of these crimes than nine years ago and 18.7 percent less than … Read the rest

Minister wants answers about Khanyi Dhlomo’s loan

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has asked for a detailed report on how the National Empowerment Fund could have granted businesswoman Khanyi Dhlomo a R34-million loan.

Dhlomo, through Ndalo Luxury Venture, received the loan to establish a luxury fashion … Read the rest

Too many police employees with criminal records

saps2An audit has revealed that 1448 police employees have committed crimes themselves, the police ministry said on Sunday.

“The audit established that 1448 members have criminal offences,” Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said in a statement.

The audit into how many … Read the rest

No suspects in SA Police hack attack

hacking_for_password_smallerNo suspects have been identified in connection with the hacking of the SA Police Service website last month, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa revealed on Wednesday.

Mthethwa said the investigation was still underway and the level of threat to identified whistleblowers … Read the rest

‘1202 police firearms missing’ – South African minister

A total of 1202 police firearms have gone missing since the beginning of last year, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa revealed on Wednesday.

Mthethwa said in a written Parliamentary response that 885 firearms were lost or stolen last year and 317 … Read the rest

Hawks tight-lipped on Malema arrest

The Hawks would not confirm a news report on Friday that a warrant had been issued for the arrest of expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema.

“The Hawks don’t issue warrants, so we don’t comment on that,” said spokesman … Read the rest

Clashes between Zuma and Malema supporters in Limpopo province

A scuffle broke out between police and ANC Youth League supporters outside a hall in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, on Tuesday ahead of an address by President Jacob Zuma.

The fight broke out after supporters of expelled youth league leader Julius Malema … Read the rest