Category «Government»

A TOTAL OF 1 357 CONVICTS WERE SENTENCED DURING THE PERIOD OF 1 JULY TO 31 DECEMBER 2018

Two investigating officers of the South African Police Service (SAPS)’s Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Investigations Unit under the Detective Services Division, were given the National Commissioner’s Special Awards.   Pretoria: 29 January 2019 – Between 1 July and 31 December 2018, the South African Police Service’s Family Violence, Child Protection and …

TWENTY YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR R140 MILLION DRUG TRAFFICKER

KWAZULU-NATAL – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation has welcomed the sentence handed down to a suspect convicted for drug trafficking. Robert Makhumulo (52) was sentenced to 20 years by the Pongola Regional Court yesterday. On 24 January 2018, Hawks members in Richards Bay received information from Crime Intelligence about a truck that was carrying …

POLICE CAPTAIN MURDERED AT NEW BRIGHTON

The National Commissioner of Police, General Khehla John Sitole has strongly condemned the killing of a South African Police Service Captain. The 50 year old Captain was gunned down at approximately 02:30 this morning at Tshiwula Street in New Brighton in the Eastern Cape. The member was stationed at the SAPS Protection and Security Services …

Policeman gunned down in Port Elizabeth

Pretoria: 10 October 2018 – The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), General Khehla John Sitole has condemned the ongoing attacks and/or killings of members of the Service. In the latest incident, an on-duty 36-year-old police constable, attached to the Mount Road Detective Unit in the Eastern Cape, was shot and killed …

THREE HAWKS IMPOSTERS ARRESTED

PRETORIA – Three suspects aged between 33 and 51, allegedly impersonating Hawks investigators, have been arrested in an undercover operation. The suspects, one of whom has been posing as a Major General, were arrested by the Serious Corruption Investigation unit at a hideout in Midrand, just outside Johannesburg, on Wednesday. DPCI members recently received a …

New Ebola Outbreak in DRC

The WHO advises against any restriction of travel and trade to the DRC and has released an update about the latest news and information regarding the latest outbreak of acute haemorrhagic fever (Ebola virus disease) The WHO says: “it is important for neighbouring provinces and countries to enhance surveillance and preparedness activities. WHO will continue …

Recommendations about the urgent Recall of Valsartan In Response to the Potential Risk of Cancer

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA), in collaboration with other regulatory agencies are reviewing medicines containing the active substance valsartan, supplied by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals, located in Linhai, China. This review was triggered because of the detection of an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in the valsartan active substance which the company supplies to manufacturers …