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Dewani trial a damp squib

2014-12-10 14:26

CyberShrink explains why the state's case against Shrien Dewani was doomed even before it started.

Cop arrested after hidden evidence found

2014-11-25 11:59

A Sandton police constable has been arrested after crime scene reports and evidence was found hidden in his room, police say.

Marikana: Lonmin to present final arguments

2014-11-10 07:45

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry, investigating the deaths of 44 people in Marikana is set to resume in Pretoria, with Lonmin expected to present its final arguments.

Is this SA's police car of the future?

2014-11-06 15:30
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Future SA police cruisers could be fitted with advanced tech as a prototype showed at a conference in Durban. Will the future SAPS car help reduce the country's awful crime rate?

New Mpumalanga Hawks head appointed

2014-11-06 10:48

The Hawks have appointed a new head in Mpumalanga following the redeployment of their previous boss, a spokesperson says.

Phiyega to be appointed Sarpcco chair

2014-10-20 16:37

Police commissioner General Riah Phiyega is set to be appointed chair of the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Co-operation Organisation, police say.

Lonmin worker admits link to killings

2014-09-10 18:37

A senior Lonmin employee has admitted he was causally connected to the deaths of 44 people in Marikana in 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Forget water - it's Chinese headlight torture

2014-08-11 07:41

We've all heard of 'Chinese water torture' - mythical or not - but now a police force in that country has come up with 'flashing headlights' torture.

Could legalising sex work stop HIV spread?

2014-07-23 09:49

A study claims that scrapping laws banning sex work would almost halve the number of new HIV infections in next decade. Would that work in SA? News24 investigates.

DA welcomes new Gauteng top cop

2014-06-04 21:33

The Democratic Alliance has welcomed the appointment of Lieutenant General Lesetja Joel Mothiba as the Gauteng police commissioner.

Provoking police disturbing - police body

2014-05-16 15:48

Striking mineworkers carrying dangerous weapons and provoking the police is disturbing, says the Independent Police Investigative Directorate.

Oscar trial: police make a mess

2014-04-01 05:00

It’d be funny if it wasn’t all such a tragedy. Evidence continued to emerge of a typical police omni-shambles in the Oscar trial, says CyberShrink.

W Cape police hopefuls to be paraded

2014-03-25 21:58

Those applying to the police in the Western Cape will this year be paraded before residents as part of the selection process, the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Police: Peace forums not gunning for Amcu

2014-03-05 07:53

North West police have denied claims by Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa that a peace forum to prevent labour-related violence aims to discredit the union.

Young cricketer stabbed to death by father

2014-02-14 10:17

An 11 year-old boy has died of head injuries after being brutally attacked by his mentally ill father in Melbourne, Australia.

Drunk-driving blitz: 87 arrested

2013-12-30 11:00

A total of 87 drunk drivers were arrested in Gauteng from December 27 - 29, reports Gauteng traffic police. Acting transport minister Dikobe Benedict Martins warns drunk drivers that their "days are numbered" ahead of New Year celebrations.

SIU deputy head resigns

2013-11-14 15:25

Special Investigating Unit deputy head Faiek Davids has resigned, the unit says.

75 suspected drug dealers held in Khutsong

2013-11-10 22:22

At least 75 suspected drug dealers have been arrested in Khutsong, on the West Rand, in six days, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has told residents.

Mntambo feels the heat

2013-11-02 14:30

The heat is turning up on KwaZulu-Natal Community Policing Forum chairperson Desmond Mntambo, whose criminal record was exposed last week.

'Helpful' car tips fire gender row

2013-10-31 08:49

‘Don’t wear high heels while driving, don’t panic if you’re going the wrong way...' Beijing Police have released 'helpful tips for female drivers' but few drivers are convinced as the tips are discriminatory.

IPID to probe Phiyega claims

2013-10-29 19:45

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate will investigate allegations against national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, it says.

Top cop: 'Blue lights? Don't stop!'

2013-10-22 09:24

Being pulled over by a 'blue light' car can be fatal in South Africa - it could be filled with crooked cops. The police commissioner has told us what to tell you to do... DON'T STOP!

Oz cops blitz Angels' hangouts

2013-10-10 08:37

More than 700 armed police swooped on Hell's Angels clubhouses in Melbourne, Australia and laws are being drafted to ban motorcyclists riding in groups of three or more. What!

Top Johannesburg cop accused of racism

2013-09-25 09:54

A senior metro police officer in Johannesburg has been accused of racism and corruption, a report says.

 
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In today's news headlines: Anni Hindocha’s family speaks about while defamatory comments made by Shrien Dewani’s brother are made public, tensions simmer in Mbizana, in the Eastern Cape, after police shot and killed two people and New Yorkers protest over a decision not to indict a police officer for choking a man to death. Watch.

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Zuma Nkandla probe centralised – police

2014-11-10 11:19
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Charges of corruption laid against President Jacob Zuma at various police stations have been centralised and are being investigated nationally, police spokesperson Solomon Makgale says.

Police committee condemns KwaMashu murders

2014-11-09 16:21

The Portfolio Committee on Police has condemned the killing of four people at KwaMashu Hostel, north of Durban.

SA to send 140 police officers to Lesotho

2014-11-06 14:45
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Cabinet has approved the deployment of 140 SA Police Service officers to Lesotho, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says.

4th man held for robbing cops

2014-11-05 15:35

A fourth man has been arrested after he and three others allegedly disarmed two police officers and locked them in the back of their police van, Gauteng police say.

Zuma must consider firing Phiyega - DA

2014-09-29 05:00

The Democratic Alliance says it is time for President Jacob Zuma to consider "discharging" national police commissioner Riah Phiyega.

Case opened against driver-assault cops

2014-09-02 11:44

'It is a case of assault and intimidation,' report Gauteng police as a criminal case was opened against two Ekurhuleni officers who allegedly shoved and punched a driver - and his wife.

Dirty cops: 'Policing the police in SA'

2014-08-15 09:13

'The concept of dirty cops is nothing new but I cannot help feel that not enough resources are expended on policing the police,' writes Wheels24 reader JOE BLACK.

Family torn apart during Lwandle demolitions

2014-08-01 11:12

During demolitions on Sanral-owned land in Lwandle, Cape Town, a mother was separated from her son and traumatised by police action.

Corrupt cops may have sold guns handed in during amnesty

2014-06-05 05:00
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An investigation into the possible sale of firearms handed to police during an amnesty period is under way, the Hawks have said, after 300 handguns were found at a house in Johannesburg.

Mpuma cops attacked

2014-05-21 17:32

Three policemen and a fourth man have been attacked by Nokaneng residents near Witlaagte in Mpumalanga.

DA advert misleading - SAPS

2014-04-26 08:07

The photo used in the DA's televised election advert was misleading, police say.

Oscar trial: police make a mess

2014-03-31 11:55

It’d be funny if it wasn’t all such a tragedy. Evidence continued to emerge of a typical police omni-shambles in the Oscar trial, says CyberShrink.

Jozi hijack-syndicate busted

2014-03-14 11:01

Three men were arrested on Friday for alleged hijacking and possessing stolen property worth about R120 000 in Zola, Soweto, reports Gauteng police. What's more, police believe the men are part of a syndicate.

N1 blast: Truck owner says incident tragic

2014-02-28 10:42

A Zambian company which owns the truck that exploded on the N1 highway near Polokwane, resulting in the death of five people has described the incident as tragic.

Robocop to hunt drunk drivers?

2014-01-02 11:51

'Get sober, or be pulled over'... by Robocop? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has piggy-backed on the new Robocop film due to be released in February 2014. Watch the video!

McBride a seasoned SA patriot – ANCYL

2013-11-15 12:05
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Robert McBride has distinguished himself as a man who upholds law and order, the ANC Youth League says, adding it has faith in his leadership abilities.

Union: McBride nomination a disgrace

2013-11-13 19:44
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Trade union Solidarity has condemned as a disgrace the nomination of Robert McBride as the new head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate.

Blue light protocol: A life-saver?

2013-11-05 13:52

"By following this guide, you will immediately improve your chances of survival if they are real police," writes Wheels24 reader DAVID VIGILANT in response to the 'blue light' protocol.

Senior KZN cop faces intimidation charges

2013-11-02 12:10

A senior Pietermaritzburg police officer is being investigated on charges of crimen injuria and intimidation, laid against her by an officer under her command.

Free State cop fined for assault

2013-10-29 22:47

A Free State warrant officer has been fined R10 000 or six-months imprisonment suspended for five years, for assaulting a woman at a petrol station, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate says.

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Khuli Chana shot by police

2013-10-28 09:37

Multiple award winning hip hop artist, Khuli Chana, was accidentally shot and wounded by police who incorrectly identified him as a kidnapper.

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'Dumbo' criminal hitches cop ride

2013-10-21 08:57

Police in a rural New Zealand town here have described an incident in which a man tried to hitch a ride home in a police car as 'a bit like Dumb and Dumber'.

Charged fraud cops not suspended

2013-10-02 20:38

Close to 900 police officers have been charged with fraud and corruption in the past financial year, but only 22 have been suspended from service.

Woman killed in deadly KZN police chase

2013-09-20 09:43

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate is investigating the death of a woman following a car chase and shooting by police in Umkomaas, KZN.

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