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Police Minister Nathi Nhleko launched the "We Are One Humanity" campaign on Sunday.
Campaign against xenophobia to be taken to all provinces

Monday 20 April 2015 06:08

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko says the Department's "We Are One Humanity" campaign against xenophobia will be taken to all provinces between May and October.


Police are keeping a close eye for fear of further attacks.
Police monitor Alexandra following overnight xenophobic attacks

Saturday 18 April 2015 11:10

There's a high police visibility in Alexandra township north of Johannesburg following running battles between police and locals on Friday night.


Six people, including a 14-year-old boy, have been killed and 112 arrested since attacks escalated in KwaZulu-Natal last Friday.
Police concerned about xenophobia hoax messages on social media

Saturday 18 April 2015 10:20

KwaZulu-Natal police have urged people to stop sending unverified messages about xenophobic attacks on social media, after false messages created panic this week.


Bomb scare at prosecutor Gerrie Nel's home occured on Wednesday.
Bomb scare at Gerrie Nel’s house

Thursday 16 April 2015 10:51

Police received information that there could be a bomb in prosecutor Gerrie Nel’s house. Nel’s house was thereafter evacuated.


Foreign nationals decry appalling conditions in camps

Wednesday 15 April 2015 20:58

Foreign nationals staying in temporary shelters in Durban have decried the living conditions at the camps.


Foreign nationals in Pretoria on high alert

Wednesday 15 April 2015 18:04

Foreign nationals in Pretoria are keeping watch as unrest flared in KwaZulu-Natal and shop owners in Johannesburg shuttered their businesses for fear it could spread.


Violence erupts once more in Durban CBD

Wednesday 15 April 2015 15:40

Violence flared up again in Durban city centre around lunchtime on Wednesday after a foreign national allegedly stabbed two men who had been sitting in a car.


Police nyalas and water tankers have been deployed in the area.
Medupi workers clash with police

Wednesday 15 April 2015 08:37

Police have clashed with striking workers at various hostels housing construction workers of Medupi Power Station in Limpopo.


 Police had to use teargas to disperse a mob that was attacking foreigners.
Govt working with stakeholders to address xenophobic attacks

Wednesday 15 April 2015 08:35

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko says government is working with different stakeholders to address the spate of xenophobic attacks in the country.  


 Police are also looking for people who petrol bombed Satawu President June Dube ‘s house .
Satawu leader's killers still at large

Wednesday 15 April 2015 05:42

Police are still searching for the killers of transport union South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) Gauteng Secretary Chris Nkosi.


The men, aged 51 and 38, are expected to appear in the Vaal Magistrate's Court soon.
Police bust Orange Farm drug lab

Tuesday 14 April 2015 14:39

Two men were arrested in Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg, on Tuesday after police discovered a drug laboratory in a house.


At least two people shot as Guinea protest turns violent

Monday 13 April 2015 15:35

At least two people were wounded by gunfire on Monday during opposition protests.


Police investigated for illegal miners shooting

Monday 13 April 2015 09:07

Gauteng police are investigating after officers shot and wounded two alleged illegal miners.


Mobile clinics needed following xenophobic attacks in KZN

Sunday 12 April 2015 12:03

The Red Cross in KZN says there is a need for mobile clinics in camps where foreign nationals displaced by xenophobic violence are temporarily being housed.


Cosmo City residents went on a rampage on Wednesday after evictions.
Police monitor Cosmo City after protests

Thursday 9 April 2015 08:10

Police are continuing to monitor the situation in Cosmo City, north of Johannesburg, after violent protests on Wednesday.


SAPU wants promotion of 1500 police officers reinstated

Wednesday 8 April 2015 12:10

The South African Policing Union has called on National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega to implement the promotion of 1500 police officers.


Former EFF CFO lays charges against party leaders

Tuesday 7 April 2015 20:05

The Police's Specialised Commercial Crimes Unit is investigating charges of fraud and corruption against EFF leader, Julius Malema and his deputy Floyd Shivambu.


The suspects have been charged with murder and possession of unlicenced firearms.
Suspects in police killings in court

Tuesday 7 April 2015 11:00

Five suspects who have been arrested in connection to the murder of three policemen in two separate incidents will appear in court on Tuesday morning.


Police are keeping a close eye on the situation.
Mooi River calm after hostel attack

Tuesday 7 April 2015 10:21

The situation is calm at Bruntville in Mooiriver in the KwaZulu Natal midlands following attacks on a local hostel allegedly by township residents.


Colonel David Makhubela David Makhubela was killed on Friday .
Nhleko condemns police killings

Monday 6 April 2015 09:47

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has condemned the killings and attacks on police officers.


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