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...

SA CRIMINALS ARE HIRING AK47S BECAUSE IT’S TOO EXPENSIVE TO BUY THEM – THIS IS HOW MUCH IT COSTS

Police insiders have confirmed that criminal syndicates are significantly outgunning them with high-powered assault rifles by hiring them for the day, week or month.Speaking to the Pretoria News, the insiders said that there had been an increase in attacks in and around the city over the past...

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ON HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND LOVED ONES FROM DOG ATTACKS

Having recently been called out to attend to patients who were attacked by dogs, ER24 is urging pet owners to take good care of their dogs by ensuring they are well socialised and trained from a young age, and kept safe in their property....

YOU COULD FACE 3 YEARS IN JAIL FOR SENDING THESE TYPES OF MESSAGES OVER FACEBOOK OR WHATSAPP

The South African government recently criminalised malicious communications in South Africa, setting out a number of vague new messaging rules which could see you facing a hefty amount of jail time and/or a fine – even if your message is private.The Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Bill which...

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MILLIONS OF TRAFFIC FINES TO BE SCRAPPED IN GAUTENG

The North Gauteng High Court has ruled that millions of traffic fines issued since 2008 must be scrapped, reported The Citizen.According to a ruling on...

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