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November 30, 2016

Minister Dipuo Peters launches 2016 festive season road safety campaign 3 Dec

30 Nov 2016   The Minister of Transport, Hon. Dipuo Peters will launch the 2016 festive season road safety campaign at Eldorado Park, opposite Slovo Park informal settlement, on Saturday, 03 December 2016.   The launch will be done together with authorities responsible for traffic law enforcement, MEC’s for community safety and liaison /Transport, non-governmental

November 30, 2016

SAA warns of cabin crew employment scam

South African Airways (SAA) has warned the public about the re-emergence of a recruitment scam inviting young people to apply for a cabin crew training programme.   “This appears to be yet another attempt by criminals to prey on unsuspecting members of the public. There is neither recruitment nor training programmes for cabin crew positions

November 28, 2016

RTMC to host first ever indaba with traffic officers

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) will be hosting its first ever indaba with traffic officers from all provinces and municipalities to seek solutions to the carnage on the country’s roads.   The indaba, which is scheduled to take place in Durban from 5 to 9 December, will also share best practices on how to

November 25, 2016

SABRIC media briefing on festive season fraud

Still on TSI, as part of our ongoing collaboration with SA Banking Risk and Information Centre (SABRIC), we attended their media briefing on festive season fraud held on 15 November. The objective of the briefing was to inform media and invited delegates about criminal fraudulent activities, and also create more awareness about safe banking ahead

November 25, 2016

Police urge vigilance as holidays draw near

Pretoria – With the holiday season getting closer, the South African Police Service (SAPS) has reminded people to remain vigilant.   Police said people must be aware of their surroundings at all times to avoid becoming victims of crime, which tend to spike during this time of the year.   During the festive period, people

November 25, 2016

Wise up and don’t be a scam victim

  Your full names, address, cellphone number, date of birth, ID number and bank account details (credit card number, banking passwords and PIN numbers) are like gold to cyber criminals, warns Kacky Fick, excecutive head of forensic services at Cell C.   Read More here   Source: Bona magazine: Wise-up and don’t be a scam

November 15, 2016

Flash flooding survival guide

With people in parts of the country still picking up the pieces following last week’s flash floods, the Automobile Association (AA) has issued some basic rules to follow in such situations.   The widespread heavy rains and thunderstorms over Gauteng and parts of the Eastern Cape last week caused extensive damage to infrastructure, homes and

November 10, 2016

Economic and national security a common objective: UNWTO/WTM Ministerial

Ministers of Tourism from nearly 60 countries and industry leaders gathered at the Ministers’ Summit organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and World Travel Market in London to discuss how to grow cooperation in safe, secure and seamless travel. The inclusion of tourism in crisis and emergency structures, travel advisories, perception and coordination were

November 10, 2016

New smart security screening systems implemented at OR Tambo

2016-11-07 12:15 – Louzel Lombard Steyn   Cape Town – OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg has made history on the continent in becoming the first African airport to implement a new Smart Security system.   A new screening booth for international passengers departing OR Tambo is set to start a pilot implementation from Tuesday,

November 4, 2016

How safe is your hotel?

Safety and security are playing an increasingly important role for travelers, and this includes not just transportation, but also where they plan to lay their heads at night.   Hotel security in this day and age is becoming increasingly important for guests, and leading hotel groups have taken these added expectations into account to plug

Two sides of the shieldServices

  • Prevention and Risk Management Based on information gathered, the trends can be noted and more information provided to the TSI portal. This will ensure we provide a service of success in preventing criminal trends in the tourism industry. The TSI will provide knowledge and insight on best practice to mitigate against tourist and tourism business crime.
  • Incident Management Our aim is to get as many incidents as possible reported to the TSI portal. This information will assist us to provide the police with information to prosecute those who are involved in crimes against tourists and tourism businesses. The TSI will also assist in supporting the victims of such crimes.