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March 8, 2017

CRIME SITUATION IN RSA Nine months of 2016/2017: 1 April 2016 – 31 December 2016


February 16, 2017

High alert for Tropical Storm Dineo

A multi-stakeholder team, comprising members of SAPS, SANDF, traffic officials, SASSA and Ambulance services, has been assembled by the Limpopo Department of Cooperative Governance – following the warning of severe tropical storm “Dineo”.   The South African Weather Services (SAWS) issued an alert about Dineo which has formed in the Mozambique channel.   Dineo is

February 9, 2017

Working Group progresses on the Convention on the Protection of Tourists

Press Release Madrid, Spain, 08 February 2017   Working Group progresses on the Convention on the Protection of Tourists   The continuous growth of the tourism sector and its current trends and challenges, including those related to safety and security and the expansion of new businesses models, require an adaptation of the global legal framework. In this

January 26, 2017


ASATA has informed us of a scam email currently in circulation requesting travel agents to submit tenders to UNICEF. How it works is fraudsters publish/send a fake tender UNICEF advert and require a non-refundable document fee to be deposited into their bank account. ASATA asks that all travel agents exercise caution when receiving tender requests.

January 25, 2017

Interpol launches project targeting African-Asian wildlife crime links

Interpol has launched a new project to identify and dismantle organised crime networks making illicit profits in wildlife trafficking between Africa and Asia.   The project will provide a strengthened law enforcement response in source, transit and destination countries. It will target high-profile traffickers in Asia who source wildlife from Africa, particularly those linked to

January 25, 2017

Warn your clients about airport cons

Two unidentified individuals demanded a large amount of money from passengers arriving from the US at OR Tambo International Airport on Sunday morning. The passengers were connecting on to a flight to Durban.   While in a long queue waiting to go through security for domestic departures at Gates C-E, the passengers were approached by

January 19, 2017

Deputy Minister John Jeffery: Media briefing on Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill

19 Jan 2017 Statement by the Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, John Jeffery   Technological advances have been gone beyond our wildest imagination. But with great technological advances, come greater risks. Research shows that our country’s comparatively high levels of internet connectivity bring with it a higher risk for cyber-crime. Cybercrime activities are

January 19, 2017

Deputy Minister John Jeffery briefs media on Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill 19 Jan

17 Jan 2017   The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr John Jeffery, will brief the media on the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill. The Bill has been approved by Cabinet and will soon be tabled in Parliament.   The Bill aims to put in place a coherent and integrated cybersecurity statutory framework to

December 13, 2016

SABOA shares Silly Season Safety Tips while Travelling

  In their latest member newsletter, The Southern African Bus Operators Association (SABOA) has shared with us some road safety tips to keep in mind while travelling long distances.   These include taking a 15 minute break at least every two hours; avoid eating heavy foods, as well as Stop and Resting if tired.  

November 30, 2016

Minister Dipuo Peters launches 2016 festive season road safety campaign 3 Dec

30 Nov 2016   The Minister of Transport, Hon. Dipuo Peters will launch the 2016 festive season road safety campaign at Eldorado Park, opposite Slovo Park informal settlement, on Saturday, 03 December 2016.   The launch will be done together with authorities responsible for traffic law enforcement, MEC’s for community safety and liaison /Transport, non-governmental

Two sides of the shieldServices

  • Prevention and Risk Management Based on information gathered, the trends can be noted and more information provided to the TSI portal. This will ensure we provide a service of success in preventing criminal trends in the tourism industry. The TSI will provide knowledge and insight on best practice to mitigate against tourist and tourism business crime.
  • Incident Management Our aim is to get as many incidents as possible reported to the TSI portal. This information will assist us to provide the police with information to prosecute those who are involved in crimes against tourists and tourism businesses. The TSI will also assist in supporting the victims of such crimes.