Cops bust cable thieves and scrapyard owner

2015-10-01 15:14

SAPS officers have caught suspected cable thieves and a scrapyard owner in a sting operation.

Crime costs Eskom over R100m

2015-08-12 10:39

Thieves robbing Eskom of conductors, cabling and related equipment has cost the utility R102m in the last financial year, according to its annual financial statement.

Suspected cable thief burnt

2015-06-15 14:07

A man has been severely burnt and taken to hospital after an alleged failed cable theft attempt caused a substation to explode and cut power to central suburbs of Port Elizabeth.

City Power employees nabbed for cable theft

2014-08-19 11:42

It may be one of the most lucrative operations in South Africa, but it is illegal, as cable thieves working within Johannesburg’s power operator recently learned.

Scrap metal dealer turns table on cable thieves

2014-05-21 15:54

A KwaZulu-Natal scrap metal dealer caught out in a raid just last week has made amends with police by arranging a sting on a cable theft gang.

Gauteng urged to act on cable theft

2013-05-09 11:34

The Gauteng provincial government needs to act to prevent further cable theft after parts of the West Rand were left without power this week, the ACDP says.

2 caught with copper in PE

2013-01-15 17:12

Two men have been arrested in Port Elizabeth when they were found with three bags of copper wire, Eastern Cape police say.

Three held for cable theft in KZN

2012-12-29 07:28

Two men and a 16-year-old boy have been arrested in Park Rynie for possession of suspected stolen copper cables, say KwaZulu-Natal police.

North West pair held over cable theft

2012-12-04 17:02

Two men have been arrested after being found in possession of suspected stolen cable worth R500 000 in Hebron, North West police say.

Cop arrested for stolen copper

2012-10-31 16:14

An Eastern Cape policeman has allegedly been found in possession of stolen copper, a police spokesperson says.


Zuma announces bill to make infrastructure damage a serious crime

2015-09-10 19:59

A bill has been introduced to Parliament to categorise criminal acts to infrastructure as a serious economic offence, President Jacob Zuma says.

Residents on edge after electricity cables left exposed

2015-07-09 09:35

WHAT started as a temporary fix, has now turned into a “permanent nightmare” after the municipality replaced stolen electricity cables but left the area dug up and live cables exposed.

Breakthrough on cable theft

2014-11-14 19:13

The masterminds behind the theft of electricity cables that led to water outages in Gauteng have been arrested, City Power says.

Eskom rebuilds collapsed pylons

2014-07-31 07:49

Eskom says the electricity pylons that collapsed in Soweto as a result of the theft of structural components have been rebuilt, with damage estimated to have cost R2.5m.

Cable theft disrupts East Rand trains

2014-05-14 12:30

Metrorail says trains between Daveyton and Dunswart have been affected after cables were stolen at Alliance station on the East Rand.

Cable thieves caught red-handed

2013-01-17 12:58

Four men who broke into an electrical storage yard and were busy cutting a copper cable worth about R240 000 have been caught and arrested, according to Ekurhuleni metro police.

Cable theft halts emergency services

2013-01-04 10:31

Cable theft has interrupted emergency services in Queenstown, the Eastern Cape health department says.

Two held for R100 000 worth of copper

2012-12-28 12:48

Two men have been arrested after being found inside a minibus full of copper cable worth R100 000 in Roodepoort.

Cable theft costing R5bn a year - Mthethwa

2012-11-20 14:32

Cable theft costs South Africa about R5bn a year, and the "war on cable theft" is being intensified, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

Copper thieves part of syndicate

2012-10-09 18:15

Four alleged copper cable thieves accused of causing damage of about R800 000 since July are part of a syndicate, the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court has heard.

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