Saturday, July 13, 2024

FIRST WITH SECURITY NEWS

Government is actively working to improve cyber security – Minister in The Presidency

Cyber security is one component of South African Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni’s responsibilities with her “assuring” the country it is receiving the...

Maintaining law and order a key part of Solidarity’s plan for SA’s economic recovery

Law and order must be maintained in order for South Africa’s economy to flourish, as crime stifles business confidence and general confidence in the country, trade union Solidarity maintains in its new Economic Recovery Plan for South Africa. Solidarity published its recovery plan this week,...

Keeping a cool head in an armed robbery can save lives

It is most people’s worst nightmare. You are in a shop, at your workplace or in your living room at home and suddenly you’re under attack by armed robbers. While it is not something anyone wants to think about, it is important to have a...

DPWI victim of R300 million cyber theft

Recently appointed Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Dean MacPherson, revealed on 10 July...

Mpumalanga recruiting crime prevention wardens

The new MEC for Safety and Security in Mpumalanga, Jackie Macie, is looking to...

Catching online scammers: our model combines data and behavioural science to map the psychological games cybercriminals play

When fiction’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, needed to solve a crime, he turned...

Police recue two kidnapped victims in Benoni as kidnappings surge across SA

Swift action by the South African Police Service’s (SAPS’s) elite Special Task Force unit...

Is Cape Town’s drop in business robbery a cause for concern?

A fall in business robberies over the past decade could indicate rising levels of...

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Industry

Does the civilian armoured vehicle industry in South Africa have any...

Michael Broom, Sales and Marketing Manager at Armormax, and Nicol Louw, Business Development Director at SVI Engineering spoke to ProtectionWeb on regulations in the...

An array of protective solutions

Durban-based company Imperial Armour displayed an array of its well-known protection products at Securex 2024 last week, from the Armadillo anti-riot suit to an...

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Civil Security

Mpumalanga recruiting crime prevention wardens

The new MEC for Safety and Security in Mpumalanga, Jackie Macie, is looking to recruit over 1 000 crime prevention wardens to reduce crime in...

Police recue two kidnapped victims in Benoni as kidnappings surge across...

Swift action by the South African Police Service’s (SAPS’s) elite Special Task Force unit on Monday afternoon (8 June) led to the rescue of...

Is Cape Town’s drop in business robbery a cause for concern?

A fall in business robberies over the past decade could indicate rising levels of extortion and organised crime. South Africa is a country plagued by...

State Security

Maintaining law and order a key part of Solidarity’s plan for...

Law and order must be maintained in order for South Africa’s economy to flourish, as crime stifles business confidence and general confidence in the...

Growing international organised crime requires a global strategy to counteract it

Organised crime has become a threat to international peace and security, with more than 80 per cent of the world’s population living in countries...

SA progressing on exiting FATF greylist

South Africa is, according to Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana, progressing in its efforts to combat terrorism financing and put a lid on money laundering. These...

Police

ISS ready to assist new Police Minister

The Pretoria-headquartered Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has many recommendations for South Africa’s new police minister Senzo Mchunu in order to improve the performance...

Corrupt, brutal and unprofessional? Africa-wide survey of police finds diverging patterns

Africans generally have a low regard for the quality of policing on the continent. Perceptions of police misconduct, corruption and brutality are widespread, according...

Portuguese businessman kidnapped for ransom rescued in Soweto

A 49-year-old Portuguese businessman who was kidnapped for ransom last month, is the latest victim to be rescued by the police. In the last six...

Opinion & Analysis

South Africa’s 70,000kg rhino horn stockpile must be burnt to prevent...

Despite a global ban on international buying and selling of rhino horn since 1977, the South African government and owners of private rhino reserves...

Fuel for thought: How crime syndicates are taking over fuel stations

Fuel stations – a necessary stop for motorists – have become a new hotspot for criminal syndicates. Most of these stations are open all...

Coup risk in SA?  Take your pick from post-election ANC power...

What is South Africa’s post-election coup risk should the ruling ANC lose or be forced to share power after the May 29 polls? Zero to...

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