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South Africa crime myths

Debunking South Africa’s myth of violent crime

A lot of people think violent crime in South Africa began rising in 1994 and has continued to rise since then. They are wrong. Anine Kriegler and Mark Shaw Given...
Criminal justice revamp 'under way'

South African police in record drug bust

South African police have seized nearly 10 tons of pure heroin worth over R3-billion (US$280-million) and arrested three men, including two Chinese nationals, in the biggest drug bust in the country's history.

Asilweni: Cleaning up the streets

Cherlyn Tshabangu is determined to get drug dealers out of Krugersdorp, and rehabilitate and educate drug-addicted underage sex workers and reunite them with their families.

A Rainbow World Cup journey

All set for ‘safe, enjoyable’ Afcon 2013

South Africa's police service and defence force have assured football fans visiting the country for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) that they are in for a safe, enjoyable experience.
Special courts key to World Cup success

Busy festive season for SA police

The South African Police Service made 67 000 arrests around the country over the course of its festive season safety campaign for crimes ranging from murder and robbery to fraud, drug-related crimes and driving under the influence, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa told journalists on Tuesday.

Border posts go hi-tech

The modernisation of South Africa’s border control technology is easing the process for people taking cargo across national borders, and making it harder for criminals to dodge the system.
More soldiers patrol borders

When the sky is not the limit

Her own dream started at 17, and to secure the aviation career dreams of other young women, Refilwe Ledwaba established the non-profit Southern African Women in Aviation and Aerospace Industry.

Thumbs-up for South Africa's crime stats

Thumbs-up for South Africa’s crime stats

Political parties and business organisations have welcomed the significant decrease in most categories of crime announced by Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa at the release of the country's annual crime statistics.
South African police 'raising their game'

Top SA police officers train in the US

A group of police officers from South Africa's elite Special Task Force are currently on a five-week course in the United States aimed at honing their skills in handling high-risk confrontations and possible terror situations.

Top safety plan for World Cup

South Africa’s security agencies will do their utmost to ensure fans are protected and the country remains safe during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, the country's government has promised.


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