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
A 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
by 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
Police 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
The 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
The number of murders in South Africa increased by 0.6 percent over the past financial year, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Thursday.
Speaking at the release of the 2012/13 crime statistics in Pretoria, he said the murder rate had … Read the rest
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
An 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 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
The Minister of Defence, Ms. Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, must provide answers as to why the Waterkloof Air Force Base was made available for the Gupta-family and whether they will be paying for the use of the airport and what costs it … Read the rest
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
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
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