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.

North West nurse killed after hijacker crashes taxi

2016-08-10 20:05

The North West health department says it is saddened by the passing of a nurse who died during a taxi hijacking on Women’s Day.

Taxi driver killed in Edendale hijacking

2016-06-27 11:09

A man was killed and another injured when four men posing as passengers hijacked a minibus taxi in Edendale on Saturday.

Three held after cigarette delivery van hijacking

2016-06-08 13:07

After a physically grueling and dangerous chase through the bush near Umbumbulu, police and members of a private security company arrested three alleged hijackers who robbed a cigarette delivery van on Tuesday.

WATCH: SA driver miracously escapes 4 armed hijackers

Watch how this driver's quick reactions thwarted a potential hijacking outside their home in Johannesburg.

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Road crime in SA: 7 harrowing stories you need to read

2016-05-13 09:52

'They tied me up and drove off with the bakkie', 'If I wanted my life spared, I'd have to give him my car,' from armed robbery to hijacking, Wheels24 readers share their road-crime experiences in SA.

Robbed at an intersection: 'He threatened to shoot'

2016-05-13 09:13

'I panicked so much I couldn’t open the window or door, 'Wheels24 reader, Lindokuhle Ndlovu, says he was robbed at gunpoint at a traffic intersection in Johannesburg.

Hijacking in SA: 'Quick thinking saved our lives!'

2016-05-11 09:54

'If it wasn’t for my husband’s quick thinking, the situation could have turned out a lot worse.' Wheels24 reader Susanna Nell shares her distrubing hijacking experience in SA.

WATCH: SA driver's quick reactions beats hijacker

2016-05-09 15:11

Watch the moment a quick-thinking Mini Cooper driver avoids a potential hijacking situation outside a gated community. We share 10 life-saving road safety tips!


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.

WATCH: Chilling video of close-range shooting in KZN

Watch as several armed men stormed a businessman for a second time in Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal.

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WATCH: False 'hijacked plane' message has SA in a frenzy

On Monday a SA Airlink plane travelling from Cape Town to Wonderboom in Gauteng emitted an 'anomalous' hijack alert through its transponder. Despite this, social media was awash with theories as police and security forces descended on the airport. Watch.

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Bizarre road-crime tactic in SA - a 'hijack doll'?

2016-06-09 09:29

'On inspection it was noticed that the body was in fact not real and instead was comprised of clothing and bags rolled-up to look like one,' Arrive Alive reports on a possible new tactic by hijackers.

Hijackers shot after stealing police officers’ Corolla

2016-06-06 09:45

A dramatic shootout between police and three men on the N3 near Market Road ended in the arrest of the trio on Friday night.

Crime in SA: This clip shows why you shouldn't leave your car unlocked

2016-05-18 09:36

'Crime is having a devastating effect on all road users,' says Arrive Alive in response to a video highlighting a common crime in SA - a vehicle stolen from a driveway. How often do you leave your car unlocked and unattended?

'They tied me up and drove off with the bakkie'

2016-05-13 09:27

'The one guy hit me about six times over my head as I was trying to get their attention away from my wife,' says Wheels24 reader Barend van Heerden.

Reader: Taxi harassment in Tzaneen

2016-05-12 08:24

'They approached me at high speed. A vehicle at the front and another at the rear forced me to stop,' Wheels24 reader Portia Mkansi shares her story.

Reader: 'Hijacking in SA - a car is not worth your life'

2016-05-11 07:26

'As I looked up I had two guns against my chest and another against my head,' Wheels24 reader Jacques Van Der Merwe shares a harrowing tale of a hijacking in South Africa.

WATCH: SA driver's quick reactions beats hijacker

Watch the moment a quick-thinking Mini Cooper driver avoids a potential armed robbery and hijacking situation at the entrance to a gated community.

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