State capture fiasco shows why collaboration is key to tackling global crime networks

Lord Peter Hain tabled a series of allegations in the UK’s House of Lords relating to the possible role of British banks in alleged money laundering and illicit financial transactions centred around President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family. The Conversation Africa’s Charles Leonard asked him to explain why he took the step. Hain, who […]
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Tourists robbed en route from OR Tambo airport – again!

The robbery occurred shortly after the tourists landed in Johannesburg on Thursday. The tourists – according to a police report seen by TimesLIVE – indicates that they were en route to their hotel when the vehicle they were in was forced to stop by the robbers. Such police reports are used to circulate information on […]
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Westville family taken on nightmare trip to ATM by armed robbers

A Westville family is lucky to have escaped a nightmare trip with armed robbers who abducted them from their home and took them to draw cash at an ATM this morning. Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said two armed robbers climbed up to the second story of a house in Dunkeld […]
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CrimeStats in a nutshell: South Africa’s murder rate up by 1.8%

South Africa’s crime stats for the 2016/2017 were released on Tuesday. According to the stats, “approximately 2.1 million serious crime counts were recorded, of which 1 738 980 were community-reported serious crimes.” In this time period, 19 016 murder cases were reported, the highest in 10 years. Carjacking also continues to increase massively, as does […]
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Domestic worker aids in robbery at Ladysmith residence

Residents from a house in Lupin Avenue left their home with a sense of safety and security, knowing that their domestic worker was there…Little did they know what was in store for them on Tuesday (October 10). Around midday on Tuesday, the husband went home and saw that everything was in a mess. The home […]
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Western Cape policeman books out pistol and R5, commits robbery

SAPS Radio Control dispatched a complaint of a business robbery which had occurred at 35 Section N2 Gateway at a Somalian shop. The controller gave a description of a vehicle which had been involved in the robbery as a blue VW Golf with a particular registration number. The Delft SAPS Crime Prevention Unit spotted a […]
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Armed robbers assaulted well-know doctor and held family at gunpoint in Hartbeespoort during house robbery

A well-known doctor from Schoemansville was assaulted and injured when armed robbers invaded the family home on Friday night. Dr Dawie Koekemoer, his wife and two sons were held at gunpoint while five men ransacked the house and hit and kicked Koekemoer. “The family was getting ready for bed around 23:00 when one of the […]
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Pensioner survive brutal attack after attackers smashed her face with a rock

Gonubie pensioner Jeanette Walsh, 79, recovers from surgery at Life ST Dominic’s hospital after attackers smashed her face with a large rock while she was driving in the area this week An East London pensioner is recovering in hospital following facial surgery after she was hit with a rock in the face during a robbery […]
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