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Foreign nationals arrested for counterfeit goods

Wednesday 17 December 2014 14:29

Seven foreign national shop owners have been arrested for allegedly dealing in counterfeit goods in Thohoyandou in Limpopo.


Former KZN SAPS spokesperson to be sentenced

Wednesday 17 December 2014 11:03

Former police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge is expected to be sentenced in the Durban Regional Court for forging his matric certificate on Wednesday.


Belgian police storm apartment to end Ghent siege

Monday 15 December 2014 15:54

Belgian armed police stormed an apartment in the western city of Ghent on Monday to end a siege after reports that gunmen had taken a hostage there.


The bodies were discovered in Joostenberg Vlakte on Tuesday.
Kraaifontein bodies identified

Sunday 14 December 2014 17:47

Western Cape police have confirmed the identities of all six men found dead close to a farm near Kraaifontein in Cape Town.


Residents who invaded a land in Soshanguve have been removed.
Outcry as Tshwane police demolish illegal shacks

Saturday 13 December 2014 07:05

Tshwane Metro Police have demolished more than a 100 shacks that were erected illegally on private land in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria.


Two prisoners escape from Thembisa Magistrate's Court

Thursday 11 December 2014 18:54

A case of aiding an escape has been opened after two awaiting-trial prisoners escaped from the Tembisa Magistrate's court on the East Rand.


The police say they won’t speculate on the motive of the murder as yet.
Six bodies found at dumping site near Cape Town

Wednesday 10 December 2014 18:19

Western Cape police have appealed to members of the public to come forward with information after the bodies of six men were found in Kraaifontein near Cape Town.


Police Minister Nathi Nhleko is set to investigate the efficiency of  police stations.
Minister to probe efficiency of KZN police stations

Wednesday 10 December 2014 06:02

The Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko, is to conduct a probe into the efficiency of some of the police stations in KwaZulu-Natal.


Gauteng police bust dagga lab in Lenasia

Tuesday 9 December 2014 10:30

Police have uncovered a hydroponic laboratory used to grow dagga in Zakariyya Park in Lenasia South.


Suspect caught pushing body into drain

Sunday 7 December 2014 16:24

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in Newtown, Johannesburg, after trying to dump a body in a drain.


National police commissioner Riah Phiyega.
Phiyega won't co-operate with probe: Report

Sunday 7 December 2014 10:07

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega has informed Police Minister Nathi Nhleko she will not co-operate with a probe into issues in the SAPS, City Press reported on Sunday.


A protester is taken into custody along FDR Drive, as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets demanding justice for the death of Eric Garner, in Manhattan, New York, December 5, 2014.
Protests against police violence flare for third night in New York

Saturday 6 December 2014 14:18

Protesters in New York and other US cities rallied for a third straight night on Friday denouncing the use of deadly force by police against minorities.


Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega says more police officers will be arrested.
Nineteen Limpopo police officers arrested

Friday 5 December 2014 15:06

Nineteen Limpopo police officers have been arrested for various charges that include defeating the ends of justice, money laundering and corruption.


Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, speaks as civil rights activist Reverend, Al Sharpton (L), and widow, Esaw Garner (R), listen at the National Action Network in Harlem, New York.
Second night of peaceful protests across US

Friday 5 December 2014 14:57

People swarmed the streets of New York and other cities for a second night to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black man.


The Institute for Security Studies says police capability needs to be enhanced for them to be able to gain public confidence.
Confidence in police varies

Thursday 4 December 2014 21:03

South African confidence in the police and the justice system varies.


Brutality has no place in a democracy: Phiyega

Thursday 4 December 2014 20:23

National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega, has sent a strong warning to officers implicated in cases of brutality, saying misconduct will not be tolerated.


Crocodile attacks and kills golfer in Skukuza

Thursday 4 December 2014 15:34

A 29-year-old man, who died when a crocodile attacked him at the Kruger Park, was diving for golf balls at the time.


Two residents shot dead after mob loots truck

Thursday 4 December 2014 05:38

Two residents were shot dead in Plangweni village near Bizana in Eastern Cape while police were dispersing an angry crowd that looted a goods delivery truck.


Hong Kong Occupy leaders tell students to retreat

Tuesday 2 December 2014 14:48

The founders of Hong Kong's Occupy Central civil disobedience movement has called on pro-democracy activists to pull back from the city's main protest site next to government headquarters.


South Africa needs police officers who work hard: Phiyega

Tuesday 2 December 2014 11:00

National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega, says South Africa needs police officers who work very hard to make sure communities live in protected environments.


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