Latest articles on Organised Crime

Trouble brewing for Kenya’s coffee growers

Kenyan farmers say theft of their crop is endemic – and they suspect collusion

​Cape on tenterhooks after murder of gang boss Rashied Staggie

The Hard Livings leader was fatally shot in apparent ambush outside his family home

Krejcir: Revenge of the Serbs?

The motive for the bomb at Radovan Krejcir's shop in Bedfordview is murky, but the attack has unleashed fear in Joburg’s underworld

Krejcir: A dangerous man to know?

Fingers have been pointed at "corrupt" cops as the body count in gangland killings mount.

Organised crime ‘worth six times the global aid budget’

The UN has launched a campaign against illegal trade, which it says is worth more than six times the global aid budget and has a high human cost.

Letters to the Editor: January 13

Readers weigh in on the ANC centenary celebrations and the state of South Africa's education.

Japan gangs up against yakuza in shame campaign

Organised crime in Japan is under threat from new laws that will lead to the naming, shaming and fining of citizens who do business with the yakuza.

Krejcir, Gavric- how McMafia came to South Africa

The globalisation of organised crime has led to the detritus of Central Europe's underworld -- gangsters and hitmen -- washing up on our own shores.

Underworld boss Beeka’s murder mystery deepens

The unofficial identification of the man present with Cyril Beeka when he was shot in a drive-by assassination has deepened the mystery of his murder.

Extinction threat ups hunters’ game

Soaring demand means syndicates are stockpiling rhino horn against future scarcity, writes <b>Fiona Macleod</b>.

Dramat: We’ll crush organised crime

New head of the police unit replacing the Scorpions, Anwa Dramat, on Tuesday vowed to “crush the backbone of organised crime".

SA won’t extradite Mafioso

The Justice Department has rejected the Italian authorities' request for the extradition of convicted Mafia boss Vito Palazzolo.

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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