Safety tips for parents

October 15, 2018

Schools around the country opened their doors last week to welcome pupils for the last stretch of the year. Parents should take a few minutes to sit down and talk about safety concerns leading up to what is typically a season of increased criminal activity. Here’s what you need to do: TAKE RESPONSIBILITY Parents need […]

The rise of child-related trafficking, murder and rape

October 12, 2018

We’ve promised to share information about child-related trafficking and found this opinion piece on TheSouthAfrican.com. Please remember to share any information you may have that could help find these criminals. As South Africa continues to reel after the blatant, daylight rape of a six-year-old old victim in a Dros bathroom, the question arises: are instances […]

Safety tips for the elderly

October 11, 2018

It’s no secret that we’re living longer lives and beyond the financial and medical implications for families, the security concerns for the elderly are matters rarely discussed or considered. With a growing number of older adults living independently, it’s increasingly important to make sure that they’re safe at home. Falls, burns, and poisonings are among […]

Biometric authentication has a solution for every business

October 11, 2018

The mobile generation is all about technology and convenience. With more and more people taking to their mobile devices to make transactions, the need for secure mobile transactional services is in demand. The heavy dependence on smartphones and other mobile devices has lead to cyber threats and subsequently, heavy investment into security. Apple has embraced […]

The media’s role in reporting crime

October 1, 2018

The tragic reality is that each day just over 64 children are sexually assaulted (SAPS 2017/18 figures) and these are the ones that make it to the SAPS. In the majority of cases (approximately 60%) the perpetrators are known to the children and are within their social circle. The case of the child being raped […]

MTN introduces biometric system to reduce consumer fraud

September 26, 2018

MTN has introduced a fingerprint biometric solution in order to strengthen its security and reduce consumer fraud and identity theft. The biometrics will be used to authenticate the identity of post-paid subscribers when they undertake a range of transactions, including applying for a new contract or an additional SIM, performing an upgrade or SIM swap […]

Violent crime in London to be tackled by new unit

September 19, 2018

The BBC reports that tackling serious violence in London is to be treated as a public health issue, the city’s mayor has said. Sadiq Khan has set up a Violence Reduction Unit to include public health staff, police, and local government, with £500,000 in initial funding. He said it “will not deliver results overnight”, but […]

Moneyweb’s Nompu Siziba says cash crimes are crippling the retail sector

September 19, 2018

Richard Phillips and Yusuf Abramjee discuss targeted retail outlets, levels of violence, crime syndicates and available deterrent technology. NOMPU SIZIBA: Last week the crime statistics for 2017/2018 showed that business robberies had declined by 3.1% to just over 20 000. However, observers note than an average of 65 retail cash robberies a day remains way […]

How the 105 000 manufacturing job cuts affect you

September 12, 2018

Headline news in April this year confirmed a 27.2% unemployment rate as 105 000 manufacturing jobs were shed. A staggering additional 93 000 jobs were lost in community, social and personal services, and 57 000 more in the trade. The Free State has been the hardest hit with a 1.6% growth in the unemployment rate […]

Putting workplace hygiene to work

September 9, 2018

The Occupational Health and Safety Act has companies on guard to meet the exacting standards that have been laid out by Government. Health and Safety audits are hard work which is why we are working with you to make sure that you pass with flying colours. Workplace hygiene considerations go beyond mere cleaning and good […]

How to help prevent child abduction

August 28, 2018

With recent incidents occurring we have and will be actively deploying our officers to schools. Here are some safety tips you can use and if anyone notices any suspicious activity please don’t hesitate to call our emergency number on 0437034700 or the SAPS on 10111. Young children should: Never say they are alone if they […]

Reviewing corporate culture to combat economic crime

August 12, 2018

Digital innovation and technology have given rise to new attack surfaces for economic criminals and fraudsters, resulting in the rate of instances growing at exponential levels, PwC’s 2018 ‘Global Economic Crime’ survey shows. The survey, released on Thursday, notes that just under half of organisations (49%) globally report that they have experienced economic crime in […]