Drug Smuggling

El Chapo’s US trial set for opening statements

The 61-year-old is considered the world's largest drug trafficker since the death of Colombia's Pablo Escobar

Life behind bars: An inspecting judge of prisons unlocks inmates’ stories

South Africa’s jails have one of the lowest percentages of women prisoners in the world – but among the highest number of men

Indonesia plans crocodile-guarded prison island for drug convicts

Budi Waseso says crocodiles would be better at preventing drug traffickers from escaping prison as they could not be bribed - unlike human guards.

Police discover new drug tunnel near US-Mexico border

Mexican authorities have discovered a "sophisticated" tunnel likely intended for smuggling drugs and migrants across the US-Mexico border.

South African held for drug smuggling in Indonesia

A South African woman has been arrested while trying to smuggle 2.6kg of methamphetamine into the Indonesian resort island of Lombok.

SA woman jailed in China unaware of impending execution

A South African woman who is due to be executed by China for drug smuggling is apparently unaware of her fate, as is the practice of the state.

The well-connected Mr KLamp

The Zambian fugitive behind a dubious circumcision project in KZN has friends in high places in SA, including a president, a king and an ex-spy boss.

US border cops find massive Mexico drug tunnel

US border police have found a sophisticated drug smugglers' tunnel the length of six football fields linking Southern California with Mexico.

Tara KLamp director faces extradition

Zambia's drug-busting agency has approached Interpol to help bring the man behind the controversial Tara KLamp circumcision device back home.

SA flight attendant jailed in UK for drug smuggling

An SAA flight attendant has been jailed for seven years in the United Kingdom after trying to smuggle drugs into the country.

SAA flight attendant on UK drugs charge

An SAA flight attendant has been charged with trying to smuggle 3kg of cocaine into Britain, the UK Border Agency said on Monday.

SA woman sentenced to death in China for drug-smuggling

China has sentenced to death a South African woman for drug-smuggling, state media said on Friday.


Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Worship during lockdown – in a different way

The bishop uses WhatsApp to share scripture readings, and prayers and comments with all his congregants during the lockdown

Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world