Hijacking in SA: 76.5% of motorists 'solve' incidents themselves

2017-03-14 08:20

More than 1400 vehicles are hijacked each month in SA but some motorists are handling these road crimes without the police, says Pro-Active South Africa’s Ryno Schutte.

'We were hijacked and taken hostage'

2017-02-22 09:15

'How can the goal of SAPS be to bring down crime when they're not taking the necessary measures to put criminals behind bars?' writes reader Theo Mbadalinga, a victim of hijacking.

Naked 'hijack doll' in road - real version in SA?

2017-02-14 12:07

Road safety group Arrive Alive tweeted an image of a naked woman attempting to distract a truck driver on the N17 in Gauteng as part of a new hijacking tactic.

Driveway hijacking in Gauteng: Here's how you can protect yourself

2017-02-06 12:48

Another Gauteng family fell victim to hijackers in their driveway. Wheels24 readers share their advice and hijacking stories...

Quick-reacting Joburg Uber driver saves passengers from hijackers

2017-01-18 08:43

CCTV captured the moment an Uber driver, saved his passengers from a possible hijacking/robbery in Alberton, Johannesburg.

WATCH: Female GTI driver hijacked in Pinetown

2017-01-10 14:56

CCTV captured the moment a young woman was hijacked in Pinetown, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Watch as hijackers steal this Volkswagen Golf 7 GTI.

Farmers, cops save boy (9) after hijack

2016-12-15 11:56

A traumatic ordeal that ended in absolute relief.

Three hijack car left idling

2016-12-01 12:09

A trusting woman who left her car on idle while she closed her front gate was left shaken after three opportunistic men hijacked the vehicle in Jerrier Road on Wednesday morning.

Hijacking hotspots in SA: Joburg, Pretoria, Cape Town & Durban

2016-11-22 17:36

The National Hijack Prevention Academy has released a list of hijacking-hotspots in some major SA cities. Do you have any carjacking hotspots in your area?

The face behind a crime statistic

2016-09-04 12:31

Two weeks ago, Thulani Ntshuntshe was hijacked outside his friend’s house in Tembisa. He was about to drive off when an unknown man walked up to his car and knocked on his window with a gun, ordering him to open the door.


Crime stats: More than 1 400 cars hijacked a month in SA

2017-03-03 15:17

More than 1 400 cars are hijacked in the country every month, according to crime statistics police released.

Naked woman 'may have been involved in another hijacking' - Arrive Alive

2017-02-16 12:42

Remember the 'naked hijacker'? Arrive Alive reveals that she has since been identified and 'worked together with others in an attempt to hijack a truck'.

Hijacker shoots KZN woman after she refuses to hand over car keys

2017-02-11 16:34

A KwaZulu-Natal woman has been shot after she refused to hand over her car keys in an attempted robbery, paramedics say.

Woman nearly carjacked after stopping for 'hijack doll' in road

2017-01-26 07:46

A sheriff's office says a woman narrowly escaped being carjacked after spotting what she thought was a child sitting in the middle of a road. A similar tactic is employed by criminals in SA...

WATCH: Joburg family returns from OR Tambo, gets robbed in driveway

2017-01-12 08:45

CCTV footage captures the moment opportunistic criminals follow a family from OR Tambo International airport and rob them of their valuables at their home in Johannesburg.

Student doctor hijacked

2016-12-19 11:24

An Australian medical student, who has been in the country for three weeks, was hijacked outside Edendale Hospital and held hostage for over three hours.

Radio man recovering after hijack

2016-12-05 10:57

A local radio personality, Faradh Patel, said God spared his life after he was shot twice during a botched hijacking in Johannesburg recently.

Hijacking hotspots: Readers share crime-prone roads in SA

2016-11-29 07:33

'It was storming so nobody noticed I was being held at gunpoint,' writes Wheels24's Janine Van Der Post who shares her hijacking ordeal. Wheels24 readers shares their hijacking hotspots in SA.

Hijacking in SA: Here's how you can protect yourself

2016-10-13 07:59

'Approximately 40 cars are hijacked every day,' says driver training specialists MasterDrive as it shares advice on dealing with hijackers in South Africa.

SA crime stats: Rise in carjackings 'alarming'

2016-09-02 16:03

Vehicle crime stats reveal alarming trends in carjacking for all provinces, according to the SA annual crime survey for 2015/16.

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