ISS highlights ‘Silver lining’ in latest crime stats

While the annual crime statistics reveal a substantial increase in violent crimes, including murder and sexual offences, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) said there was a “small silver lining” in the latest figures. Police Minister Bheki Cele presented the annual crime statistics for South Africa on Friday for the[…]

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11 bodies burnt in Salt River morgue fire

Health department officials are assessing the damage to 11 bodies affected by a fire which broke out at the Salt River Mortuary on Wednesday. City Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Jermaine Carelse says firefighters were called to the scene shortly before 4pm where they received information about a container on[…]

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Contact crime on the increase in South Africa

Contact crimes including murder, robbery and sexual offences have increased by 0.7% in the country, according to the 2019/2020 crime statistics. The stats were released by Police Minister Bheki Cele and top brass from the SAPS on Friday morning in Pretoria. The murder rate has increased with 303 cases, to[…]

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Paediatrician groups condemn closure of public schools

The Paediatrician Management Group and the South African Paediatric Association (SAPA) have condemned the reclosure of public schools in the country. The bodies say cabinet’s decision is not based on scientific evidence and is not in the best interests of children. Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a four-week long[…]

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