Crime

‘Until the well runs dry…’ – Water meter theft continues in Vryheid

While drought is a natural calamity and it initially brought on the fragile water situation in Vryheid, there are far more sinister forces at play now threatening to send our natural resources back on the downward spiral that resulted in an entire community being left without running water for more than a year.

Mandrax bust in Hlobane

Hlobane SAPS and Vryheid SAPS discovered the makeshift mandrax ‘kitchen’ approximately 20 metres from a Hlobane homestead.

Burglar gets more than he bargained for

Members of Vryheid Neighbourhood Watch responded to a call for assistance after a house in Uitlander Street was targeted by a daylight robber.

Overtime abuse costs ratepayers millions

With staff overtime claims exceeding R1.5mill a month, AbaQulusi council has finally put its foot down and said, “No more overtime.”

Human trafficking red flags

Knowing indicators of human trafficking and some follow up questions will help you act on your gut feeling that something is wrong and report it.

Local business suffers when crooks prosper

A dentist made R111K in profit from AbaQulusi municipality after having received a tip-off from his girlfriend in the supply chain department.
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