Phishing SABRIC has cautioned all bank users in South Africa about phishing.  Phishing is when cybercriminals gain access to your account or security information via fake emails.  If cybercriminals manage to gain access to your security information and have the correct level of confidential information about your bank account, they can transact using correct credentials …

Another allegation against an ANC councillor has been filed after he was accused for charging an “admin fee” in exchange for food parcels.  The councillor of the Midvaal Ward, Paseka Johannes Mabaso, was charging people in desperate need, a fee for the government-sanctioned food parcels intended for the poor and needy during the national lockdown.  …

Six police officers from the Brooklyn and Silverton Police Stations in Pretoria, were arrested on Saturday for allegedly stealing R30 000 from a motorist they had stopped during a roadblock operation.  The SAPS intensified its approach to lockdown regulations under the Disaster Management Act which governs it, but within the department, corruption has reared its …

Allan Kirby, a 71-year-old retired medical technologist was stopped and fined for allegedly not complying with lockdown restrictions.  Kirby, a diabetic with a repeat prescription for his medication, was on his way to the pharmacy at the nearby Checkers to collect his medicine. He was stopped at a roadblock and officers questioned him.  When trying …

Dear Fellow South African, Many countries around the world have imposed coronavirus lockdowns with a view to saving the lives of their citizens. We have done the same in our country, but our lockdown has revealed a very sad fault line in our society that reveals how grinding poverty, inequality and unemployment is tearing the …

General Elias Mawena, Gauteng police commissioner, warned the public about the repercussions of selling liquor during the lockdown.  “Those people forget we are also on the social spaces.  We see these adverts and then we order,” said Mawena. He says they will respond to the adverts, order alcohol, but, when they ‘collect’ they confiscate the …

After seemingly “flattening the curve”, giving the impression that they have managed to control the continued spread of the disease, the Chinese government announced another 1290 deaths in the city on Friday.  This brings the number of Coronavirus related deaths to 3869, an increase of 50%.  According to city officials, the revised death toll now …

Yesterday, Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize, published the latest statistics for the coronavirus pandemic.  The number of confirmed cases increased by 99 reaching a total of 2605, and it is expected to keep rising.  More concerning to the department, however, are the number of patients killed by the virus.  Yesterday alone, another 14 deaths were …