Specialised Support Units Increase Visibility & #CrimePrevention Operations

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Specialised Support Units Assist Aid Org’s Deliver Essential Goods To KZN

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Nelson Mandela Day Was Observed Not As A Country On Its Knees

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Nelson Mandela Day was celebrated differently in the wake of violent protests in the country.

This was the admission made by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his regular Monday column which he uses to sensitise the nation about issues related to the governance of the country at times lamenting about the need to fight against corruption.

In today’s article, Ramaphosa bemoans the violence that had gripped the country and led to major destruction of property. Damages amount to billions of rand.

“Yesterday, we joined with people across the world in marking Nelson Mandela Day through acts of service and generosity.

But this Nelson Mandela Day was different to previous years. It took place in the aftermath of a week in which parts of our country were gripped by violence and mayhem.

“It was a week in which we were confronted by deeply unsettling images of desolate owners standing outside the shells of what was once a thriving business; of looted shops and warehouses; of burning trucks and buildings and streets strewn with debris; of anxious citizens barricading their communities; and of snaking queues of people lining up to buy food,” Ramaphosa said.

He said Nelson Mandela Day was observed not as a country on its knees but as a people who collectively embody the spirit of Nelson Mandela, perhaps as never before.

“What I have seen in the last few days is a people united, resolute and determined to protect this country from anyone and anything that wants to destroy it. Those who lit the tinderbox of this unrest hoped to mobilise our people by exploiting their conditions of hardship. They were counting on citizens falling for crude propaganda designed to turn them not just against the state, but against each other.

On Nelson Mandela Day, the South African people were the heroes of which Madiba once spoke; the people who made peace and built where it was easy to break down and destroy.

“In the coming days, weeks and months, the true cost of this campaign of destruction will be keenly felt, especially by the poor.

“Businesses have been destroyed and livelihoods lost at a time when we are already feeling the strain one and a half years into a global pandemic. The economic damage has sapped many of the budding shoots of recovery we were witnessing just a few weeks ago.

“As we work to stabilise the country and secure essential supplies and infrastructure, we must work together to mitigate the effects of this unrest on society’s most vulnerable,” Ramaphosa said.

Crime Watch I Private Security I 23 March 2021

eNCA re-introduces Crime Watch, its popular current affairs show, to its weekly programme line-up. Veteran anti-crime advocate, Yusuf Abramjee will drive the show’s content and it will be anchored by renowned journalist, Clement Manyathela.

Abramjee, the first Vice-President of Crime Stoppers International (CSI), is passionate about shining a spotlight on all things crime and policing.  Through Crime Watch, the team aims to hold those in authority to account and tell the real-life stories of victims of crime.

Abramjee will use his extensive network and relationships with police, security structures and the community to bring viewers up to speed on criminal activity and crime fighting initiatives in South Africa.

Presenters
Yusuf Abramjee and Clement Manyathela

Mondays 9:30pm

Source : eNCA

Anti-Crime Partnerships Between Law Enforcement and Private Security

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The importance of cooperation between law enforcement and private security in South Africa has never been greater, yet the difficulties in establishing effective cooperation between the two areas, remain a major obstacle. This has been highlighted in recent communications from the South African Police Services (SAPS) and the Private Security Regulatory Authority (PSIRA).

Environments being protected should ideally be protected against a full range of risks. It is therefore essential that a crime prevention strategy be designed and developed to address the range of risks confronting the environment being protected, where private security and the police can work side by side within the law fulfilling their legally defined roles.

In recent situations, partnerships between private security operators and law enforcement has yielded successful arrests and prosecutions as private security companies contribute vast access to technological devices and apparatus at its disposal such as LPR (License Plate Recognition) camera, CCTV in residential areas and various resources available to combat crime.

The E2 Project  is an excellent example of an active partnerships between the South African Police Service (SAPS), business and the public to be elevated to fight crime effectively. Vision Tactical is a member of the E2 Project and commends Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) for prioritising anti-crime partnerships

Director of Vision Tactical Yaseen Theba says that the collaboration between private security and the police is a great value add for residents and clients, showing that we are able to draw upon the resources and expertise between the private sector and law enforcement.

“In most cases, the police will be more than happy to lend free advice, information about hotspot areas, and resources to tackle crime. Collaboration is key and the fight against crime can only succeed by a multi-faceted approach.”

Theba adds that if the partnership is done right, with private companies respecting the authority of the law and law enforcement drawing on the resources and footprint of private security companies, we can be much more effective to protect communities from criminals and potential risks.

“The expertise and resources can only complement the boots we all have have on the ground. It saves time for the police, better protects our clients and communities at the end of the day.”

We will continue to call on role players to find a mechanism within the law so that we can equip ourselves to fight crime. Our crime prevention objectives are the same and we must support entities towards a a crime free South Africa.

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Media Enquiries: Contact Mohamed on 074 772 333 3 or email comms@visiontactical.co.za

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Tears and Heartache As Colleagues Remember Helicopter Crash Victims

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Colleagues and family of the four health-care workers and a pilot who were killed when a helicopter they were travelling in crashed in KwaZulu-Natal last week paid tribute in an emotional parade on Wednesday night.

Netcare, for whom most of the victims worked, described it as a painful day punctuated with deep shock and disbelief.

The hospital group said it was a long, emotional day for the families, loved ones and colleagues of Dr Kgopotso Rudolf Mononyane, Dr Curnick Siyabonga (Siya) Mahlangu and Mpho Xaba, all from Netcare Milpark Hospital, and Sinjin Joshua Farrance of Netcare 911 and Mark Stoxreiter, the pilot from National Airways Corporation (NAC).

In paying tribute to his colleagues, Netcare group CEO Dr Richard Friedland said: “We are here today to bear testimony to the lives of these great human beings, to continue their unfinished legacy of healing and bringing hope.

There is no greater act of humanity than to lose one’s life in attempting to rescue the life of another.

“Our hearts are broken, we mourn the loss of these fallen heroes, these front-line workers who have given so selflessly, so courageously of themselves. Our hearts are shattered for you, their families, children, loved ones, friends and colleagues whom they have left behind.