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Police Minister’s request that SANDF help fight crime has implications on many levels

Dr Johan Burger, senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, explains the legality and risks of deploying the SANDF to fight crime.

Nhleko to appeal court ruling invalidating Hawks head Dramat’s suspension

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko's lawyer said the papers "should be served" on Friday.

Hawks appoint acting head for Gauteng after Sibiya’s suspension

The crime-fighting body announced on Thursday that it had appointed Major General Nhlamvu Elias Dlamini as acting head of the Hawks in Gauteng.

City of Cape Town deploys task team to tackle drug problem

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille announces a task team to be trained to take on the drug and gangsterism problem in the city.

Don’t touch that maggot! It’s evidence

Bugs have become the new cadets in the crime war as forensic entomology provides crucial evidence in court.

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Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Sassa disses disability grant applicants

Towards the end of level four of the lockdown, Sassa offices reopened for applications for old age pensions and childcare and foster care grants, but not for disability grants

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

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Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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