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Two quick-thinking Johannesburg Metro Police Department officers saved the life of a baby who had been abandoned on a street corner in the city.
The justice, crime prevention and security cluster has condemned the acts of violence and criminality witnessed in Johannesburg on Thursday, allegedly by a group of foreigners who attacked the police.
JMPD spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minaar told News24 that over the past two days, it had taken 12 people off the streets and placed them in shelters, where they were given accommodation and food.
Members of the portfolio committee on community safety in the Gauteng provincial legislature have expressed concern over the alleged use of excessive force by Johannesburg Metro Police Department officials while they were restraining an alleged drunk driver to draw blood samples from her.
An investigation into who exactly approved the demolition of more than 80 structures in Alexandra is underway.
City of Johannesburg manager Ndivhoniswani Lukhwareni has denied reports that he accepted responsibility for the demolition of alleged illegal structures in Alexandra last week.
A quick response anti-crime unit has been launched to tackle Joburg's notorious CBD
The Supreme Court of Appeal has ordered the City of Johannesburg to compensate 27 homeless people for unlawfully confiscating and destroying their property.
One of the Johannesburg's oldest suburbs is under lockdown as people demand basic services from the DA-led municipality. WATCH
Three people accused of trying to sell "fake" jobs at the Johannesburg Metro Police Department have been arrested.
Two people, one an off-duty Johannesburg Metro Police Department officer, have been shot dead in Vlakfontein, the JMPD says.
The City of Joburg has found that officials who were captured forcefully restrained a drunk driver to obtain blood tests in a viral video were "acting within the course and scope of their duties".
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has called on the police to urgently intervene in Lenasia South and surrounding areas, where there have been tense stand-offs between residents and people who have occupied vacant land.
The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JPMD) is legally allowed to physically restrain a person who refuses to provide a blood sample for law enforcement purposes, says the City's member of the mayoral committee for safety, Michael Sun.
Five Johannesburg Metro Police Department officials, arrested for allegedly soliciting a R15 000 bribe from a motorist, have been released bail.
Officials who authorised the demolition of houses, which were built illegally, in Alexandra last Friday will be held accountable, says Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba.
The JMPD and an army of Red Ants — carrying crowbars, riot shields and rubber bullet guns — have demolished about 1 000 shacks on two properties in Rabie Ridge.
As heavy rains in Johannesburg continued on Monday morning, police remain prepared for the planned 'shutdown' of Sandton.
Two Johannesburg Metro Police Department officers stood by and watched when trigger-happy taxi drivers fired a hail of bullets in the air scaring motorists near Eastgate, Johannesburg.
Traffic in nearby Weltevreden Park is backed up at the intersection of Without Avenue and Jim Fouché.
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