Security company warns of ‘blue overalls’ gangs targeting homes in Durban

“If workmen come to your property, make sure you know where they are from and ask for ID verification cards before you let them into your yard,” cautioned Blue Security community and media liaison officer, Andreas Mathios, following two robberies in Durban in which housebreaking gangs were disguised as workmen. He said residents needed to […]

Golden Arrow Bus Services beefs up security

Golden Arrow Bus Services is using high-tech equipment and top-notch security measures to try and bring bus robberies to a halt. There have been at least six robberies on buses every week since the start of the year in different parts of Cape Town but collaborative efforts by police and Golden Arrow are starting to […]

Bank consultant and security guard in court over R1.7 million fraud case

A bank consultant and security guard appeared in court this week for allegedly defrauding a Limpopo bank’s clients of over R1.7 million. Hawks spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke said Tebogo Millicent Molala, 34, allegedly stole the money while she was a consultant at a Bela Bela bank between 2015 and 2019. The State alleges that she […]

Security guard to appear in court for fatal shooting of Macassar teen

A security guard was expected in court on Wednesday, in connection with the fatal shooting of a teenage boy in Macassar. Fifteen-year-old Carl du Plessis was apparently killed by an SBV employee on Monday evening. The Macassar community policing forum said that residents were shocked. Du Plessis and his father went to a store at […]

City of Joburg Mayor launches security plan for Nelson Mandela Bridge

City of Joburg Mayor Geoff Makhubo has launched a safety plan to provide security to those using the bridge and the surrounding. The iconic Nelson Mandela Bridge in Braamfontein, Johannesburg CBD, has for years been a hotspot for criminals who target passers-by, especially, students at night where they are robbed of their belongings. Now, this […]

Former State Security Minister Bongani Bongo back in court over corruption charges

The corruption trial of former State Security Minister, Bongani Bongo, is expected to begin in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. Bongo is accused of bribing the evidence leader of Parliament’s 2017 Eskom inquiry, Advocate Ntuthuzelo Vanara. He’s currently out on bail. This is the first of two corruption trials Bongo is facing. In […]

V&A Waterfront tightens security following stabbing incident

More security guards have been deployed to the V&A Waterfront following a stabbing outside the main shopping centre. Videos circulating on social media show a large group of young people fighting on Saturday. One boy was wounded after he was stabbed in the back. V&A Waterfront spokesperson Donald Kau said that it was an isolated […]

Female security guards busted for stealing beer worth R12 000

A group of female security guards was busted for stealing beer worth R12 000 from the South African Breweries (SAB) warehouse during the alcohol ban. The security guards stationed at the SAB warehouse in Ottery got a skrik on Wednesday morning when they arrived for work and were met by cops. Grassy Park Police Station […]

Shoppers and security guards left injured after being shot during robbery at CT Mall

Two shoppers and two security guards were shot and injured by suspects who robbed a retail store at Gugulethu Mall in Cape Town. The incident happened on Saturday, 6 February at 11.30 am. Resident Siniko Mantla said everything happened so fast. “It was like a movie. I ran for my life because I knew innocent […]