Incoming CT mayor Plato has colourful history with informants, intelligence

2018-09-18 14:32

A high-ranking police officer has previously accused Cape Town mayoral candidate Dan Plato of using public funds to pay informants and of conducting intelligence operations in his capacity as MEC for Community Safety in the Western Cape.

INFOGRAPHIC: A closer look at 2017/18 crime stats across SA

2018-09-12 11:54

Here is a closer look at the 2017/18 crime statistics in various provinces across the country following the recent announcement in Parliament.

WATCH: What you need to know about SA's crime stats

South Africa's murder rate has increased by 6.9%. In real numbers, this means that 1 320 more people have been murdered in South Africa in the past year.

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OVERVIEW: 'We haven't reached a state of lawlessness' in SA - Cele on 2017/2018 #CrimeStats

2018-09-11 12:00

The Ministry of Police has presented the 2017/2018 national crime statistics to the Portfolio Committee on Police in Parliament, and the numbers paint a grim picture.

Abducted KZN baby girl back with her mom

2018-09-03 18:21

A two-month-old baby who was abducted last week in Umzinto is back home in the arms of her 28-year-old mother, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

The hidden cost of crime: R3.5 billion for the SA police per year – for science

2018-08-27 06:19

New figures show the police's allocation for science and technology, to combat crime, is almost three times the amount given to the department of health to figure out disease and treatment.

Killing a cop should be an act of 'treason' - Bheki Cele

2018-08-23 17:46

Killing a member of the South African Police Service should be considered an act of treason, Police Minister Bheki Cele has said.

Marikana: It's time Ramaphosa moved on accountability and reparations

2018-08-16 07:53

The Marikana massacre in North West, in which 34 miners were killed by the police, remains an unhealed scar in post democratic South Africa. Two unresolved issues involve accountability and reparations, writes Mia Swart.

KZN police launch internal investigation after pic of 'passed out' cop circulates

2018-07-30 18:35

Police say the cluster commander in Westville, where the officer pictured is apparently stationed, is personally looking into the matter.


2018-07-30 07:00

SOCIAL media users were outraged and amused when pictures of a cop who passed out while wearing full uniform went viral on Saturday.


Top cop Sitole feeling the heat

2018-09-16 10:09

He’s been in the top job for less than a year, but National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole’s head is already 'on the block'.

Crime stats: Call for more police for the poor as murder rate climbs

2018-09-11 19:24

A group of demonstrators from the Social Justice Coalition have marched to Parliament during the release of the annual crime statistics to demand the equal allocation of police resources.

Crime Stats: 'Culture of violence against farmers unacceptable' – Agri SA

2018-09-11 15:03

Murders and attacks on the farming community remain too high, says Agri SA in response to the announcement of the 2017/18 national crime statistics.

Soweto cop wounded in shooting during routine vehicle check

2018-09-10 15:47

A Soweto police officer is recovering in hospital after he was shot and wounded during a routine vehicle check.

German police end march envisioned as far-right springboard

2018-09-02 07:51

Police in eastern Germany halted an anti-migration protest march that emboldened far-right activists hoped would launch a nationwide movement capable of challenging the political establishment

Two police officers killed in separate incidents

2018-08-25 08:25

Police have initiated a the 72-hour Activation Plan to track down the killers of two police officers who were killed in separate incidents in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Gauteng, respectively.


2018-08-17 16:00

An alleged drunk driver was hurried off an accident scene by a tow truck driver after police failed to attend the scene despite numerous, desperate phonecalls to 10111 from eye witnesses on Wednesday night.

The rogue cop renaissance

2018-08-08 07:35

The "New Dawn" being celebrated in the law enforcement sector over the past few months appears to have been overcast by a flurry of dubious appointments of previously powerful individuals, brought back in from the wilderness, writes Mandy Wiener.

Cops cracking under load

2018-07-30 16:25

With crime constantly on the increase and a shortage of resources, Pietermaritzburg detectives are having a tough time handling their workload, with some carrying up to 400 dockets instead of the standard 30 a month.


2018-07-21 07:00

A COP attempting to restore peace to a warring tavern apparently collapsed and died after realising that he had shot his friend during the chaos.

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