Sunday, July 30, 2017

Gauteng police alone arrests over 1600 this weekend(from armed robbery, murder, possession of drugs, rape, assault, theft, possession of unlicensed firearms, and to business robbery), and over one million more South Africans to go jobless before year 2018 ends....

With fall of white rule, this is what is left in South Africa...

From news24:

Johannesburg - Gauteng police arrested more than 1 600 suspects during intelligence driven operations this past weekend, provincial spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said on Sunday.

The suspects were arrested for crimes ranging from armed robbery, murder, possession of drugs, rape, assault, theft, possession of unlicensed firearms and business robbery.

Masondo told News24 that the figure is in the usual range for weekend arrests across the province, with the figures ranging between 1 200 and sometimes over 2 000 on a given weekend.

Among them, two foreign nationals were arrested over the weekend for an alleged "419 scam".

Two Nigerian nationals aged 40 and 45 were arrested after police received information that an
unnamed Eastern Cape woman was promised an inheritance that was allegedly due to her.

"It is alleged that the victim was ordered to pay a certain percentage of money upfront before the whole amount can be released to her," Masondo said.

"The police intervened and arrested the suspects in Sandton, Johannesburg."

A 419 scam is an advance-fee fraud, where the victim is convinced to advance money to a stranger.

Masondo appealed to citizens to not fall for similar scams. Police requested similar incidents be reported immediately to the nearest police station.

In other operations, Gauteng police recovered more than 10 firearms, and stolen vehicles.

"In one incident, police picked up a signal of a hijacked Mercedes Benz in Benoni. The signal led to a private house where police recovered two vehicles that were allegedly hijacked and four unlicensed firearms which are two rifles and two pistols."

The weapons were believed to be used in serious and violent crimes.

Arrested individuals will appear in various magistrate's courts in the province on Monday.

Someone please tell me where are they

Latest police crime statistics for once extremely prosperous and now totally failed country South Africa where 55 people get murder on average per day:

3 March 2017 reports
The South African Police Service has made good on its promise to start reporting crime stats in the country more regularly, with the latest release dealing with criminal activity in the last 9 months of 2016.

Crime stats releases in South Africa are often criticised for being out of date by the time the annual report is released to the public.

For example, the 2016 crime stats released by the SAPS in September 2016 covered crime activity between March 2015 and March 2016 – 6 months old by the time the data is published.

In a bid to correct this, the SAPS said that it would change its publication schedule, and try to release the data quarterly – giving a better indication of crime activity trends in the country.

On Friday (3 March), the SAPS released its first ‘up-to-date’ report, tracking the changes in crime in the 9 months from April to December 2016.

According to the data, over 960,000 serious crimes cases have been reported to the SAPS over the 9 months period, averaging over 3,550 crimes every day – or 148 crimes every hour.

The biggest crime increases have happened in the contact crime category, where robbery with aggravating circumstances (including carjacking) has increased by 6.1%.

With this, the so-called ‘trio crimes’ (carjacking, robbery at home and robbery at non-residential premises) all saw large increases – with carjacking seeing the biggest increase across all crime categories.

A million more South Africans expected to be unemployed by 2018 – study

28 July 2017 reports: 

A million more people could be unemployed by the end of 2018 – and that’s a conservative estimate, according to a new report released by Momentum and Unisa.

Speaking on the launch of the latest Household Financial Wellness Index, the groups noted that if the economic performance of the 2011 to 2016 period were extrapolated up to 2018, a fairly gloomy
picture emerges with respect to 2017 and 2018.

The study highlighted that GDP growth rates declined from 3.3% in 2012 to 0.3 percent in 2016 and are expected to be below 1% in 2017 and 2018, and that during the past year economists have been downgrading their economic growth expectations for 2017 and 2018 continuously.

It also noted that the production elasticity of employment – which indicates the elasticity between employment growth and GDP growth – declined from 0.7 in 2011 to -0.2 in 2015 and is expected to be below 0.3 in 2017 and 2018.

“The impact of the increasing economic stagnation on household finances is clear from the results of the Momentum/Unisa Household Financial Wellness Index results for the period 2011 to 2016,” it said.

“During this period Financial Wellness index rates increased marginally, namely from 64.1 in 2011 to 67.3 in 2016, constituting about 5% growth over this period.”

“Also, during this period real GDP grew by about 10% giving rise to a low production elasticity of Financial Wellness ratio.”

“Given that GDP growth is expected to stagnate over the period 2017 to 2018, it is being expected that financial wellness levels will also stagnate over this period showing lower growth rates than the low expected GDP growth rates.”

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