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Heavy traffic is expected on major routes between Gauteng and Limpopo and Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal
Heavy traffic expected on major routes due to long weekend

Friday 29 April 2016 05:25

Heavy traffic is expected on major routes from Friday, due to the May Day long weekend.


Last month eight factories were torched resulting in damage estimated at millions of rand.
Police monitoring Mandeni after reports of renewed violence

Tuesday 26 April 2016 18:19

KwaZulu-Natal police are monitoring the situation in Mandeni following reports of possible renewed violence in the area.


The Grahamstown-based university has also partnered with an external legal centre to assist with dealing with cases of sexual crimes involving students.
More Grahamstown students come forward

Tuesday 26 April 2016 17:58

Grahamstown Police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender, has stated that more students have come forward to lay charges against alleged sexual offenders from Rhodes University.


President Jacob Zuma has sent letters of reprimand to the ministers who were fingered in the Public Protoector's report on Nkandla.
Zuma’s ‘reprimand’ letters a joke, says Maimane

Sunday 24 April 2016 17:05

The letters of “reprimand” President Jacob Zuma sent to Cabinet ministers involved in the Nkandla scandal are a joke, and do not constitute a reprimand by any normal understanding of the word.


Glebeland is one of the hostels worst affected by violence and killings.
DA proposes crime intelligence deployment at Glebelands

Wednesday 20 April 2016 21:32

DA shadow Police Minister Zakhele Mbhele has proposed the deployment of crime intelligence and other security services at the Glebelands hostel at Umlazi, Durban, to prevent further killings.


 Gideon Sibuyi is alleging that police beat him up demanding a gun.
Another Bushbuckridge resident accuses police of assault

Wednesday 20 April 2016 20:48

Yet another Bushbuckridge resident has accused police of allegedly assaulting him.


 Rhodes University students are protesting against management’s alleged failure to deal with sex crime suspects.
Academic activities disrupted at Rhodes University

Wednesday 20 April 2016 14:43

Protesting students have brought the academic programmes to a standstill at Rhodes University in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape.


It is alleged that the suspect used a kitchen knife to kill his children.
Man arrested for children's murder

Tuesday 19 April 2016 11:15

Police have arrested a 36-year-old man for allegedly killing his two children in Middelburg, Mpumalanga.


The two suspects are to appear in the Hopefield Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.  
Chinese men arrested for illegal possession of abalone

Tuesday 19 April 2016 05:48

Police have arrested two Chinese nationals after seizing abalone.


Police Spokesperson, Thulani Zwane, has urged hostel dwellers to come forward with any information.
Police task team to investigate KZN ANC councillor’s killing

Monday 18 April 2016 17:25

Police in KwaZulu-Natal have formed a task team to investigate the killing of ANC councillor Zodwa Sibiya at the troubled Glebelands hostel, at Umlazi south of Durban.


Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, says the province needs more police to deal with gang related violence.
Zille calls for deployment of more police units in W Cape

Sunday 17 April 2016 16:14

Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, has called for the deployment of more police units to gang-affected areas on the Cape Flats.


The residents of Mahikeng say foreign nationals have laid claim to the town and created drug cartel, they say they have tried to call for intervention but to no avail.
Mahikeng community seeks help to tackle drug problem

Thursday 14 April 2016 05:58

The community says some police officers are working with drug dealers, which is not helping curb the drug problem.


Various studies indicate that approximately 85% - 94% of prisoners in South Africa re-offend.
Overcrowding in prisons remains a challenge: Popcru

Tuesday 12 April 2016 05:30

Police union Popcru maintains that overcrowding and under staffing in prisons remains a challenge.


 Greece says the use of tear gas by Macedonian police on migrants is dangerous.
Macedonian police use tear gas on migrants at Greek border

Sunday 10 April 2016 17:50

Greece on Sunday condemned as "dangerous and deplorable" the use of teargas by the Macedonian police against crowds of migrants.


Some Vuwani residents are against the Municipal Demarcation Board's decision to include their area in the proposed municipality.
Police deployed in Vuwani ahead of voter registration

Thursday 7 April 2016 15:38

Police have been deployed at Vuwani outside Thohoyandou in Limpopo amid threats that residents will start a total shutdown of services from Thursday night.


Violence near Uganda-DRC border claims more lives

Monday 4 April 2016 14:05

Ugandan police and soldiers are on high alert in Kasese, near Uganda’s western border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).


The University of Stellenbosch says a female student who was raped is receiving support.
Counselling provided for Stellenbosch raped student

Sunday 3 April 2016 15:46

On-going counselling is being provided to the 20-year-old University of Stellenbosch student who was allegedly raped on campus on Saturday.


Minister Nathi Nhleko is expected to visit other areas affected by crime.
Nhleko visits crime affected mining town

Friday 1 April 2016 18:14

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko spent the day in the mining town of Odendaalsrus where crime, especially illegal mining and gang-related violence is on the rise.


Traffic officer visibility and operations have been identified as a strategy that possibly helped reduce the road carnage.
Possible drop in Easter accident rate

Monday 28 March 2016 21:53

Traffic volumes are at a peak on Monday evening as holiday makers return home.


The police said that one of the AK-47s had been fired less than a month ago – a finding which supports police fears that Renamo guns are being used for violent crime in the capital.
Mozambique police seize weapons from rebel leader Dhlakama’s house

Monday 28 March 2016 14:29

Mozambican police raided the central Maputo headquarters of the rebel movement Renamo, and two houses in the capital belonging to Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama.


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