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Copper theft up in October

2014-11-28 10:22

The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says losses to copper theft have risen marginally to R13.2m in October, up from R13m the previous month.

Call to stop paying cash for scrap metal

2014-11-25 18:18

Compelling scrap metal dealers to pay through the banking system for non-ferrous metals they buy would go a long way in helping curb copper theft, says the police.

Govt looks to tackle copper theft

2014-09-17 18:23

The government says that placing tightening of laws to deal with cable theft problem, which is costing the economy billions of rands, is high on its agenda

Copper theft decreases slightly

2014-07-30 13:48

Sacci says the Copper Theft Barometer has decreased for the first time since February, but it's too early to determine whether this decrease will continue.

Sacci calls for copper theft unit

2014-06-26 12:39

The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called for a specialised copper theft unit, following three consecutive months of theft increases.

Copper theft jumps to R10.5m

2014-01-27 14:31

Copper theft increased to a level of R10.5m in December from R9.5m the previous month, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says.

Copper theft climbs to R11.1m

2013-07-29 16:30

Copper theft has increased to a level of R11.1m in June, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says.

Sacci: Copper theft fight gains momentum

2013-03-04 16:59

Copper theft in January fell to R11.1m, its lowest level since 2009, following improved preventative measures, says the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Copper theft down in October

2012-11-29 16:16

Copper theft in October was at its lowest level since June 2011, according to Sacci's copper theft barometer.

Copper thieves unfazed by price drop

2012-08-29 13:29

Sacci's barometer indicates copper theft in July went up to R19.7m, despite the deterring effect of new leglislation and a lower spot price for the metal.

Sacci: Copper theft down

2012-05-28 16:10

Copper theft in South Africa dropped by 20.7% between March and April, says the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Copper theft rising - Sacci

2012-03-28 15:24

The value of copper stolen increased in February, says the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Copper theft declines

2012-01-30 13:06

A barometer monitoring copper thefts shows there was a decrease of just over 17% over the past year, says the The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Copper worth R259m stolen in 2010

2011-03-30 16:17

The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says copper valued at R259m was stolen last year from Transnet, Telkom and Eskom.

Copper thefts ease in December

2011-02-02 12:30

The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says the cost of stolen copper cables remains high, although there was a marginal drop in December.

SA may class copper as precious metal

2010-06-22 12:16

South Africa may designate copper as a precious metal to curb theft of the commodity, which costs the country about R7bn rand a year, a report says.

 

Copper theft up in October

2014-11-27 12:39

Sacci says losses to copper theft has increased marginally to R13.2m in October, up from R13m the previous month.

R13m worth of copper stolen in September

2014-10-31 11:05

Copper theft has increased to R13m in September, the fourth monthly rise in a relatively volatile year so far, a barometer shows.

Copper theft drops - Sacci

2014-08-28 15:00

The Copper Theft Barometer has dropped in July, says the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

No mercy for copper thieves

2014-07-10 11:49

Cabinet has warned that criminals who are arrested for the theft of rail, electrical and municipal public infrastructure will face the full might of the law.

Copper theft barometer hits R11m

2014-04-17 12:39

The Copper Theft Barometer increased in March to R11m, says the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Sacci says copper theft on the rise

2013-12-13 15:00

The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says copper theft has increased to a level of R9.5m, but the chamber hopes improved policing will halt the increase.

Copper theft rises in December

2013-02-01 17:12

Copper worth R12.4m million was stolen in December last year, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says.

Sars dogs to sniff out smuggled copper

2012-09-10 11:44

Sars is the second agency in SA and in Africa to train dogs to sniff out copper wire, as well as the first to train them to find tobacco and drugs.

Copper theft on the decline

2012-07-30 17:30

Copper theft in the country has dropped from R23m in May to R17.9m in June, says Sacci.

Copper theft hit high in March

2012-04-24 13:34

Copper theft in March rose to its highest level since early 2010, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says.

Copper theft increases

2012-02-28 12:16

Copper theft in South Africa rose in January with the copper theft barometer up 4.6%, says the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Sacci: Copper theft up in July

2011-08-22 11:48

Copper theft in July increased to R15.84m, although lower world copper prices might have kept it from its previous highs, says Sacci.

Copper thieves start 2011 with a bang

2011-02-28 13:28

A January spike in Sacci's Copper Theft Barometer is bad news for consumers and business.

Copper theft costs SA R5bn a year

2010-12-09 12:53

Sacci has warned that organised crime syndicates are involved in copper cable theft as it launches a barometer to help combat the crime.

Copper theft on the up

2010-06-10 14:20

Copper theft from railway lines has cost the country nearly R14m in the last three years, says Transport Minister S'bu Ndebele.

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