Tagged: South African advice
May 12, 2014 at 2:02 pm #13482
Workers hacked to death amid strike
Workers that do not want to strike – that wants to work were killed while on their way to work, or attacked at their homes.May 12, 2014 at 2:30 pm #13493
Stay safe!May 12, 2014 at 2:35 pm #13495
You are surrounded by people who easily become pretty savage. I saw the documentary about knife attacks in the last couple of days. Maybe that inspired Toby to plan to help in a local hospital in SA. Stay safe over there Leopard!
Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")May 12, 2014 at 3:45 pm #13506
This would not be an uncommon thing down there.
Amazing how such a beautiful place can be inhabited by animals such as these. And no I could care less what color the animals are, its the attitude and willing ignorance and especially the actions.May 12, 2014 at 5:01 pm #13511
It is incredible that this keeps happening in may parts of Africa. All of Africa is so beautiful but this is what stops many from going there.May 12, 2014 at 6:56 pm #13519
Dangerous world there Leopard, we have here crime, poverty and violence, and traditionally people like to “use” knives here, but that level there is really frightening.
Take care!May 13, 2014 at 8:17 am #13567
The sad part of Africa- These figures most probably not even correct 2012 / 2013
Crime statistics 2013: Year-on-year increases and decreasesMay 14, 2014 at 2:23 pm #13749
http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2014/05/12/stevenson-university-students-robbed-of-wallets-phones-cameras-passports-in-south-africa/ People leaving the OT airport (Jhb) via vehicle or bus – must be aware that they will be noticed by criminal syndicates working at the airport. Overseas tourist should best organize to be escorted by white private security operators to their first destination. It does not happen often that motorcycles gets used in armed robberies. In the last few years Mozambican criminals has been robbing tour buses in Mpumalanga.
I normally use a shuttle service that was started by policemen that has left the service.May 14, 2014 at 2:35 pm #13750
http://www.iol.co.za/dailynews/news/two-hurt-in-hijacking-shoot-out-1.1688213 Criminals get caught more often when security is not in uniform and in marked vehicles. Only problem is security can get shot by police if they arrive on site.May 14, 2014 at 3:24 pm #13761
What kind of “rights” private security have there Leopard in using the force against the criminals?
I mean in what extent they are allowed to use force?May 15, 2014 at 7:35 am #13845
Security officers and operatives have got the same rights as civilian in South Africa. Security may only search a person if the give person gives consent – otherwise police must be called in to search the person. But for example at a school, it will be written into the school policy that children and school bags will be searched without consent. Police may stop and search anybody or vehicle without search warrant.. Woman must body search woman.
Security can detain a suspect with minimal force and call the police to make the arrest. The police take a statement from the security officer. Except for police only Tracker – (tracks stolen and hijacked vehicle) may arrest suspects. They only hire ex –police personal.
Security, being access control guards, patrolling guards, armed response or cash and transit operatives may only shoot at a suspect if the suspect is putting his or someone else’s live in danger – already attacking. (Not might attack)
The law only recently changed toward shooting someone in the back while he is moving away from the shooter. You may now shoot if the attacker is moving towards someone else. Or driving towards other civilians in aggressive manner.
With almost every incident there will be a court case. Security companies have lawyers on speed dial.
Yesterday – during the day alone there was 3 armed robberies in area 5×5 km radius. One started in driveway. One inside a house and one delivery truck. Delivery trucks need to be accompanied by armed security. And that is why everybody need to pay more for products..
Police and security need to work together. They’ve got meetings once a month in every sector at police station. Security companies sometimes give police back up.. : )May 15, 2014 at 8:49 am #13852
It looks that they are something similar (with rights) like here.
Here security companies are actually “soldiers” of the local mobsters. I mean they are security workers of course, regular jobs and everything that. But every one of those security company actually belong to the some of “tough guys” and they are actually his soldiers for dirty jobs.May 15, 2014 at 9:06 am #13853
Wow ! That’s bad. It might be happening here – I do not know, I might simply not be aware of it. The police here realize very quickly if a shopping center gets hit to often. They look into the security then…or are suppose to. Some police themselves here, work with drug dealers and criminals. Good police will say.. “Be careful working with that officer- he is working on the other side of the fence.”May 15, 2014 at 10:21 am #13854
Your posts are frightening in so many ways. I fear for your safety as all do that read your posts, the terrible conditions you struggle with every day. What scares me the most is realizing that the USA is headed right down that same path of crime and corruption.May 15, 2014 at 12:14 pm #13863
I also think that it is frightening and to think we are headed for the same struggle also scares me. All I think about is my kids and what I can do to protect them from what is coming.
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