Public transport will stop during 21-day lockdown

Ministers in the Security Cluster say public transport including minibus taxis, trains and passenger flights will come to a virtual halt when the 21-day lockdown takes effect at midnight tonight. They announced far-reaching measures at a media briefing in Pretoria on Wednesday to clamp down on the movement of people[…]

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UKZN students torch HIV support centre on Durban campus

Violent protests at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) continued on Monday morning when students set alight the HIV support centre at Howard College campus. According to Daily News, metro police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Parboo Sewpersad said the building was set alight early on Monday morning. This reportedly happened as lectures[…]

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Strike looms in private security cluster

Wage negotiations in the private security sector remain deadlocked and a strike by security guards across the country is likely. The Democratised Transport Logistics and Allied Workers Union (Detawu) and South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) are among the unions heading to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and[…]

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SONA 2019: Security beefed up ahead of key Ramaphosa address

The safety and security preparations for Thursday’s State of the Nation address (SONA 2019) are on track, according to the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (Natjoints). Who will head up SONA 2019 security detail? Related: Disruptions ahead? Busisiwe Mkhwebane future could be decided before SONA Natjoints includes all government departments within[…]

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Tight security for President’s inauguration

Security will be heavily beefed up during Saturdays’ presidential inauguration at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria. Police Minister Bheki Cele announced that over 2500 officers will be deployed on the day. Cele has called on both the police and those attending the inauguration to exercise patience. “Make South Africa smell[…]

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