Namola is a free crime response App that allows users to share their GPS coordinates, name and nature of the emergency with a 24/7 response call centre. For genuine alerts, police, other emergency responses, private security and citizen responders are then dispatched and monitored.

“We see the partnerships around the Namola app as a great step towards smart policing, and we are proud to be affiliated to do our bit to #MakeSASafe” said Yaseen Theba, Director of Vision Tactical.

Namola was designed by Happimo, a Non-Profit Organisation, and is made possible with the support of Dialdirect. Download it FREE, either from the Apple App Store or Google Play, or visit


Johannesburg – Vision Tactical, a private security company will assess the crime prevention results of tactics used in military operations. This comes as a response to recent incidents making headlines.

The units chain of command counts former SANDF soldiers, former SAPS members, consultants and crime analysts. The operatives will be involved in private investigation, technical surveillance, intelligence, counter-intelligence, counter-surveillance, among others. The unit will work on co-ordinating with all law enforcement agencies and other private security companies.

“We remain determined to eradicate crime to ensure the safety of our community and their assets. Weapons of war is being used in criminal activities and it’s about time we fight fire with fire” – Yaseen Theba, director of Vision Tactical.

He added that the visual presence of these units deployed mostly to high density commercial hubs will send a strong message to criminal syndicates that “enough is enough” and the public is sick and tied of being hostage to crime.

This specialised units will be positioned at identified hot spots and potential crime areas.

Earlier this month Police Minister Fikile Mbalula asked the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) to help tackle crime in the Western Cape and Gauteng. “When the president signs, he must sign knowing where they are going, with specific periods and which operations they are going to undertake. It is taking some time, but it’s going to happen. I can assure you.”
The deployments would be guided by crime statistics and the police’s operational plan, Mbalula added.


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WhatsApp is giving its over 1 billion users another reason to keep coming back to the app multiple times a day: live location sharing.

WhatsApp, of course, already gives you the option to share your current location with other users, but that’s a static, one-time share. They key difference with live location sharing is that it is dynamic and updates your location in real time, even when WhatsApp is in the background.

Live location is a way to share your location in a chat and the participants in that chat will then be able to see your real-time location as it updates on a map.

Your location is shared at the chat level, which means you can share your live location in a one-on-one WhatsApp conversation or a group chat.

How does it work?
When you try to share your live location in a WhatsApp chat – by tapping the Attach icon on Android, or the Plus icon on the iPhone – you will be prompted to select the duration of time for which the share will be active. You can only choose from one of the preset options – 15 minutes, 1 hour (default), and 8 hours – and, optionally, add a comment.

You can manually stop sharing live location data within a chat at any given time. A new option in your Account Privacy settings will give you an overview of all WhatsApp chats you are sharing your live location in at the time.

Live location shares will show up in WhatsApp chats as thumbnails that show the initial location of the user and a ‘Live until’ time. Tapping ‘View live location’ will take you to a map view where you can see the current location of all the users who are presently sharing their location in that chat. You can switch to a Satellite/ Terrain view of the map if you desire, and even see live traffic data as an overlay, which sounds pretty convenient if you are waiting for someone.

In a WhatsApp group, you can bring up the group info and see all users that are sharing their location with the group at that point in time. This will be particularly useful in busier groups, as you won’t need to scroll up and try to find the message where the user originally shared their location.

We hope that it provides utility in those scenarios where people are coordinating and meeting up in the real world. With current crime groups and response teams from various companies and law enforcement we hope that this feature will assist us in better coordinating and responding to incidents.