JINAN, China, Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — With “Global Win-Win Cooperation” as the theme, the “B&R” Digital Economy Strategic Alliance Conference was held on November 2 at the Inspur Jinan Science and Technology Park, Jinan, China. Attendees include enterprise representatives Peter Sun, Chairman and CEO of Inspur Group; Owen Chan, Senior Vice President of Cisco Systems, Inc., Chairman of […]Read more
JINAN, China, Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On November 2, the “B&R” Digital Economy Strategic Alliance, initialized by Inspur and co-founded by Cisco, IBM, Diebold Nixdorf and Ericsson, was established in Jinan, China. The Alliance will integrate the world-class IT products, technologies and solutions of its members to accelerate the construction of digital silk road […]Read more
Cabinet approves the National Minimum Wage, Basic Conditions of Employment and the Labour Relations Amendment BillsCabinet met on November 1 and approved the National Minimum Wage Bill, Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill and Labour Relations…Read more
Potchefstroom: On Friday, 3 November 2017, 16 accused aged between 25 and 60 will re-appear in the Klerksdorp Magistrates’ Court for the alleged murder of a 34-year-old man.The accused’s appearance in court comes after their arrest for murder on Thurs…Read more
Launch of 2017 Safer Festive Season Operations: Gauteng Police geared up to deliver yet another safe festive season
Parktown: The leadership of the South African Police Service in Gauteng will officially launch the provincial 2017 Safer Festive Season operations characterised by inter alia, heightened police visibility and crime prevention operations at identified c…Read more
Cabinet has urged communities around the country to partner with government and law enforcement agencies to combat crime.
Cabinet is convinced that it is only through working together that we can all benefit from creating safer communities that are able to develop, Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said on Thursday.
The Minister was addressing a media briefing after Cabinet’s regular meeting, which was held soon after the release of national crime statistics by Police Minister Fikile Mbalula.
The crime statistics for 2016/17 revealed concerning trends related to public safety in South Africa. Murder and organised crime � including carjacking – recorded an increase.
Murder rose by 1.8% in the 2016/17 financial year after 19 016 cases were reported. Robbery with aggravating circumstances � which includes carjacking, residential and non-residential robberies, truck hijacking, cash-in-transit robberies and bank robberies – went up by 6.4% – from 132 527 reported cases in 2015/16 to 140 956 cases in 2016/17.
Minister Kubayi-Ngubane said crime statistics help government and the South African Police Service to monitor key targets and serve as an early-warning mechanism to strengthen crime prevention operations and strategies.
SAPS has launched the National Trio Crimes Task Team to help the police respond better to crime. The SAPS has also re-launched Tactical Response Teams and Tracking Teams. The Tactical Response Teams will focus on medium to high-risk policing operations, while Tracking Teams will focus on finding dangerous evasive criminals.
Source: South African Government News AgencyRead more