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November 3, 2016

Invitation: SABRIC media briefings on safe banking and festive season fraud awareness

The South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) is a non-profit company formed by the four major banks in South Africa to assist the banking and cash-in-transit companies combat organised crime. In light of the upcoming busy festive season and the subsequent increase in criminal fraudulent activities, SABRIC will be hosting three simultaneous media briefingsMore

September 13, 2016

Cyber fraud is soaring in local tourism

Article By: Christo Snyman, National Director: Forensic Service Mon, 12 Sep 2016 3:40 PM   The number of international tourists arriving in South Africa has surged by 18,7% in the last quarter of the 2015/16 financial year, compared to the previous year, according to the Department of Tourism’s annual report.   Domestic tourism numbers are

September 12, 2016

Minister Dipuo Peters on spate of weekend road crashes

The spate of weekend road crashes and fatalities remains on an increase in the major part of our country roads. Human factor attributed as the most contributory factor of these crashes.   This follows a crash that occurred on Friday, 09 September 2016, on the P68 near the R612, Highflats in KwaZulu Natal. A Chrysler

September 6, 2016

Infographic: 2015/16 National Crime Statistics

Sept. 5, 2016   On Friday 2 September 2016 the South African Police Services (SAPS) briefed the Portfolio Committee on Police on the 2015/16 National Crime Statistics.   According to SAPS, significant strides have been made in efforts to reduce all categories of serious crime except contact crimes. Contact crimes refer to those “crimes where

August 17, 2016

Be alert for scammers in SABIE

Our colleagues at Kruger Lowveld have notified us of a latest scam in the Sabie area to be aware of. In a recent incident two Australian tourists were pulled over by a silver hatch Polo, with horizontal black stripes and covered number plates, as they took the Hazyview exit from Sabie. They had spotted the

August 12, 2016

Police arrest Home Affairs officials for fraud and corruption

Hawks Anti-Corruption Unit have arrested two Home Affairs officials for fraud, corruption and extortion. The first suspect (36) who is an Assistant Manager at Giyani Home Affairs was arrested after a long and profound investigation which started in 2012. The suspect allegedly solicited bribe from Asylum seekers from different countries during his tenure as the

August 2, 2016

Environmental Affairs on 2016 Winter Season

Statement from Climate Change and Disaster Management: National Agro-meteorological Committee (NAC) Advisory on the 2016 winter season   1. Introduction   In May, above normal rainfall was received over most parts of the country with the exception of the western and southern coastal areas and adjacent interiors where it was below normal.   In June,

August 2, 2016

Police arrest alleged human trafficking suspects

Two suspects arrested for human smuggling A crime intelligence operation together with the HAWKS has landed to truck drivers behind bars.   The two, Idrisa Yusuf Mussa (39) and Danison Prahima (39) were arrested on the 28 July 2016 and appeared last week Friday in the Marble Hall Magistrate Court for human smuggling. They are

July 29, 2016

Home Affairs response: Three arrested on charges of human trafficking following the rescue of 57 Malawian children

The Department of Home Affairs has welcomed the arrest of three people in Rustenburg, North West, on charges of human trafficking following the rescue of 57 Malawian children and young adults by police officers, over the weekend. The vigilance of the South African Police Services in this regard is commendable. It goes to show why

July 28, 2016

Road Traffic Management Corporation calls for cautious driving

26 Jul 2016 RTMC calls for caution on the roads as inclement weather spreads The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has urged motorists and public transport drivers to be cautious on the roads as unfavorable weather conditions are set to spread throughout the country. Roads traveling were hindered in coastal provinces of KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape

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.