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 …

SAHPRA cautions consumers about anti-inflammatory drugs

MEDICINES SAFETY COMMUNICATION PUBLIC WARNING ON THE SAFE USE OF NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS (NSAIDs) The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) caution consumers about the risk of adverse effects when usingnon-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(NSAIDs). NSAIDs are a group of medicines used for their pain-relieving and fever-reducing effects. They are available both over-the-counter (OTC) and on …

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 …

Fake News

We would like to remind all reporters and South African media to pay attention to ethics and to ensure accurate and factual reporting. The headline: The humble criminal ANC was warned about – and the article: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/the-humble-criminal-anc-was-warned-about-20180721 Lacks the court conviction record of Errol Velile Present – Therefore the article is factually incorrect or at …

POLICE KILLERS SENTENCED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT

The National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya, on Monday, has welcomed the three life sentences handed down to three suspects for killing two police officers. Last week Friday, the Durban High Court sentenced Sabelo Mkhize (28), Lindokuhle Mchunu (20), and Siboniso Khubisa (22), for murder, attempted murder and …

UPDATE ON MALMESBURY MOSQUE INVESTIGATION

PRETORIA – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation commenced with investigations soon after the Malmesbury Mosque attack on June 14, 2018 where two people lost their lives and a police officer was injured. The suspecat was identified as 23 year old Nur Arawal from Somalia. Arawal was an outpatient at the Bellville’s Karl Bremer Psychiatric …

JOINT POLICE OPERATION SEIZE R8 MILLION WORTH OF DRUGS AND ARREST OF TWO POLICE OFFICERS

Seven suspects aged 22 and 43 were arrested during a drug raid by the Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation and Crime Intelligence Counter Narcotics in Pretoria on Monday (yesterday). The suspects, will appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court today facing charges of manufacturing and dealing in drugs. The team has spent several months monitoring the …

ALLEGED 419 SCAMMER DENIED BAIL

Alleged 419 scammer Olga Ndlovu (51) who allegedly posed as an agent of fictitious international company was denied bail by the Orlando Magistrate Court for fraud. It is alleged in September 2016, Ndlovu duped a victim into believing that he won £742 525.00 (almost R13 million) from RICA International Incorporated, in the United Kingdom. The …

POLICE MINISTER BHEKI CELE APPLAUDS SWIFT ACTION BY THE POLICE IN BRINGING LAW AND ORDER AT VAN REENEN PASS

21 JUNE 2018- Minister of Police General Bheki Cele has applauded swift action by the police in maintaining law and order, this follows tough action that resulted to an arrest of truck drivers and impounding of several trucks that were blockading the N3 at Van Reenen Pass yesterday ( 20 June 2018). A multidisciplinary approach …