EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA’S NEW TRAFFIC DEMERIT SYSTEM

A meeting of the national Aarto task team will take place in Bloemfontein before the end of February in preparation for the planned country-wide roll-out of the demerit points system.The demerit points system was introduced in a pilot program across Gauteng in 2008, in order...

ESKOM LOAD SHEDDING WAS PART OF A SIMPLE GET-RICH-QUICK SCHEME: REPORT

Law-firm, Dentons, released a report in early February also pointing to the possibility of criminal activity related to the emergency procurement of “blackout” coal. This reportedly happened under the watch of lead procurement negotiator, Koos Jordaan.“It would appear that Mr Jordaan, and other Eskom...

INSIDE THE LIFE OF A DARK GRUESOME CRIME SCENE CLEANER

A drive-by shooting kills a passenger in a car and his bloody remains stain the interior of a vehicle. Not far away in another a town, a man puts a 44 mag in his mouth and commits suicide - blood splatters through his head...

THE MOST HIJACKED CARS AND CAR BRANDS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Vehicle tracking company Ctrack has released it hijacking and crime statistics, detailing which passenger vehicles, SUVs, trucks and vehicle manufacturers are being targeted by criminals in South Africa.The report is based on data and analytics collected by Ctrack from January through December 2016.According to the...

E-CIGARETTES SAFER THAN STANDARD CIGARETTES – STUDY

While e-cigarettes had increased in popularity, concerns about the potential exposure to carcinogens and toxins still persisted, according to an American College of Physicians’ study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. It was written by Dr Lion Shahab and her colleagues at University...

HIJACKING HOTSPOTS: MOST TARGETED CARS, BAKKIES IN SA

Johannesburg -Vehicle tracking and recovery experts, C-track, sent us crime statistics in a presentation focusing on 'Hijacking and vehicle theft'. C-Track has provided stats for January 2017 though its data also highlights crime trends through Jan - Dec 2016.Working with Arrive Alive, the company has...

6 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA’S NEW DRINKING LAWS

South African citizens and other interested parties have until 28 February 2017 to comment on the new proposed Liquor Amendment Bill which plans to introduce a number of big changes to the way alcohol is distributed and consumed in South Africa.The Western Cape which alongside...

INSIDE THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS PRISON RIOTS

Prisons are overpopulated, intense, dangerous gladiatorial coliseums at the best of times.On a bad day, they're vulnerable to extreme violence and death of the sort we saw emerge from Brazil the other day, when footage purported to show inmates apparently 'barbecuing' a victim's flesh.Alcacuz...

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS WHEN BEING ARRESTED

The Constitution’s Bill of Rights and the Criminal Procedure Act offer a reasonable set of circumstances to those who find themselves in trouble. Know your rights!The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa guarantees certain fundamental rights that are protected under all circumstances –...

DRIVING LESSONS TO BE INCLUDED IN SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOL CURRICULUM

The Road Traffic Infringement Agency and the Department of Basic Education have announced a partnership which includes extending driving lessons into high school curriculums.Speaking at the Soshanguve East Secondary School, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said that the announcement was part of a long term initiative...

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Over a two-year time span, South African Claudine Van Wyk lost three beloved family members in a series of gruesome farm attacks in the troubled...

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