Free State loan shark 'committed suicide' after police raid

2020-03-26 10:15

A Free State loan shark has apparently died by suicide after the Hawks found IDs, bank cards and PINs at his businesses.

Mandy Wiener | Hit on a Hawk crosses a line in the fight against crime

2020-03-18 07:00

Bruwer had testified in court in White River that both he and the prosecutor on the case feared for their lives on a daily basis. It is almost impossible to measure the cost and loss of an individual like Lt. Col. Bruwer in the fight against crime, writes Mandy Wiener.

Millions siphoned from National Health Laboratory Services, say Hawks

2020-03-13 09:21

Fraud and theft to the tune of millions from the National Health Laboratory Services in Gauteng have been uncovered in a Hawks investigation in which four people have been arrested.

Two Hawks members die in shootout with cash-in-transit robbers

2020-03-06 13:33

Two members of the Hawks have died in a gun battle with alleged cash-in-transit robbers in the North West province.

Hawks bust women boarding bus to Gauteng with explosives worth R1.2m

2020-02-13 09:03

The Limpopo Hawks' Serious Organised Crime Investigation team on Wednesday arrested two women who were allegedly in possession of explosives worth around R1.2m.

Hawks crack down on R120K fraud within Buffalo City Metropolitan

2020-01-31 18:29

It is alleged 35-year-old Baxolile Ngoloyi, a systems controller at the municipality, transferred fraudulent payments to the company of 29-year-old Simthembile Smith who never rendered any services.

Hawks say sabotage investigation at Eskom's Tutuka station still ongoing

2020-01-21 10:44

At a media briefing in mid-December President Cyril Ramaphosa said a 'measure of sabotage' had contributed to power outages.

'This could have been avoided' - Zondo halts Lebeya's testimony after questioning the nature of his evidence

2020-01-16 13:59

The testimony of Hawks boss Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya at the state capture inquiry has been halted, after questions were raised about whether his evidence falls under the commission's terms of reference.

R3m's worth of stolen petrol, diesel: 2 men arrested while driving to Gauteng from Free State with four tankers of fuel

2019-12-30 17:52

A Hawks team arrested the pair, aged 38 and 43, on Sunday after a tip-off that four tankers were reportedly transporting the fuel to Gauteng.

Alleged conman accused of R1.2m fraud released on bail

2019-12-20 22:03

A man accused of fraud to the tune of R1.2m has been granted R20 000 bail in the Randburg Magistrate's Court.


R400m recovered so far from illicit financial flows

2020-03-18 15:16

SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter says the tax authority includes illicit financial flows among its projects aimed at combating the illicit economy.

Decorated senior Hawks officer gunned down in his car near Mbombela

2020-03-17 11:23

A senior Hawks officer has been shot dead on the R37 outside Mbombela.

Traffic cops, clerks arrested in Free State for drivers' licence fraud

2020-03-12 10:32

Five traffic officials, three administration clerks, four jockeys, two examiners and one driving school instructor have been arrested in the Free State for allegedly issuing fraudulent drivers' licences and vehicle roadworthy certificates.

Hawks swoop on Mpumalanga businessman for allegedly trying to bribe cop over his impounded car

2020-02-14 08:24

The Hawks have arrested a prominent Middelburg businessman after he allegedly tried to bribe a police officer to release his impounded vehicle.

Man accused of R17m SSA theft summoned back to court

2020-02-10 17:41

As the State Security Agency and police investigate another theft at one of the agency's offices, it has emerged one of the three men, who were originally arrested for the theft of R17m in 2015 before charges were withdrawn, has been summoned to appear in court again.

Hawks bare their claws as Busisiwe Mkhwebane's woes continue to mount

2020-01-29 08:31

The Hawks have slammed Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane in a damning statement following remarks made by her.

SAPS paid controversial Durban businessman Thoshan Panday over R40m, Zondo commission hears

2020-01-20 17:38

Controversial Durban businessman Thoshan Panday received R47m from the South African Police Service in a 10-month period, the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture has heard.

Hawks rescue nine women, 14-year-old girl from alleged brothel in Bloemfontein

2020-01-13 09:21

The Hawks have rescued nine women and a 14-year-old girl from a flat in Nelson Mandela Drive, Bloemfontein, where they were 'under the command' of a 27-year-old man.

Hawks arrest two Free State court officials for fraud

2019-12-24 12:19

The Free State Hawks have arrested a former court manager and administration on fraud related charges.

Man who allegedly plotted acid attack, hired hitwoman to kill ex-wife granted R5 000 bail

2019-12-20 21:09

The 54-year-old man allegedly planned to kill ex-his wife by pouring acid on her face or injecting her with poison.

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