City stresses beach safety ahead of holidays

With families expected to flock to the beaches this coming weekend as the country celebrates The Day of Goodwill, the City of Cape Town has issued a call for the public to be mindful of where the swim and how they conduct themselves at the beach, in order to ensure[…]

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Is SA safer since 1994?

While the levels of certain crimes have dropped since 1994, increases in armed robbery, hijackings, sexual assault and drug related crimes have made it hard to determine if South Africa is a safer country, the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) said on Wednesday. “That is difficult to answer,[…]

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Haram safety prime concern

The five security teams and special forces consisting of 32,000 security personnel are coordinating to deal with crowds and congestion in the central zone and Grand Mosque in order to ensure the safety of worshippers and pilgrims. Security authorities are working together to cover all internal and external areas of the[…]

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WCape govt rolls out youth holiday programmes

With a growing concern around youth in gang and drug afflicted communities during the winter school holidays, the Western Cape Government has launched a youth holiday programme aimed at ensuring pupils are exposed to recreational and educational opportunities. During a joint press briefing with other departments at the Provincial Legislature[…]

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CCID festive safety campaign launched

With some two million tourists expected to visit the Mother City over the 2014/2015 summer period and most of them spending time in the CBD, the Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) has launched its annual campaign to make tourists aware of basic safety during their time “downtown.”. Every[…]

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‘Prison cannot secure Oscar’s safety’

A prison will not be able to secure Oscar Pistorius’s safety, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Tuesday. “My opinion is that the accused is vulnerable [in prison]. They cannot eliminate his vulnerability and they cannot secure his safety,” Annette Vergeer said under cross-examination from prosecutor Gerrie Nel. “That[…]

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Foley killing raises journalist safety concerns

The beheading of US journalist James Foley at the hands of Islamic State (IS) righters has sent shockwaves across the media landscape, bringing into question the safety of journalists in such conflict zones. Foley’s murder echoed the similar killing of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl in 2002, and highlighted[…]

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