New crime trend! Cops say wi-fi detectors used to steal cellphones, laptops from cars

Pretoria - Police believe they have uncovered the reason behind the high number of theft of cellphones and laptops out of cars in the city and anywhere else across the country. Spokesperson Captain Collett Weilbach said criminals were using increasingly sophisticated, directional wi-fi detectors to home in on the laptop or cellphone. This could detect the gadgets from where they had been hidden, be it under the seat of the car or in the boot. Weilbach urged members of the public, particularly motorists, to turn off the wi-fi of laptops and cellphones to avoid opening an invitation to thieves. Police in the Brooklyn area, largely populated by students, as well as Sunnyside and the CBD have reported on an increase in the number of laptops stolen out of motor vehicles. “I parked my car and walked to a restaurant, and all was well. On my return about two hours later, I noticed that one of the rear windows had been smashed. "I checked under the driver’s seat where …
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Pa van twee veg vir sy lewe na 6 skote hom tref tydens huisinbraak

Jan Schoeman ’n pa van twee, veg vir sy lewe in die intensiewe-sorgeenheid van Netcare Montana hospitaal na rowers hom ses keer geskiet het tydens ’n huisbraak in Pretoria-Noord.  Twee verdagtes het van die skiettoeneel gevlug,  met slegs die gesin se TV en ’n skoolsak in hul besit.  Die aanval vorm deel van die terreur wat tans daagliks teen inwoners, feitlik almal blank, in die land gevoer word. Wat veronderstel was om ’n normale weeksdag vir die Schoeman-gesin moes wees, het ontaard in ’n nagmerrie toe rowers vroegoggend by hul woning ingebreek het.  Schoeman se vrou vertel dat sy besig was in die  kombuis,  toe sy ’n slag hoor van ’n venster wat breek.  Schoeman het ondersoek kom instel en hom vasgeloop in die rowers waartydens ’n struweling ontstaan en skote afgevuur is.  Sy vertel haar man is per ambulans hospitaal toe geneem, waar hy onder sedasie geplaas is, sy toestand is kritiek.  Polisiewoordvoerder Kaptein Matthews Nkoadi het bevestig dat ’n saak van poging tot m…
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The City of Tshwane is pulling the plug on smart meters contract with Peu

The City of Tshwane’s daily payment to its erstwhile electricity smart meters contractor Peu Capital Partners has been drastically reduced from R4million to R1.8m. In addition, MMC for utility services Abel Tau said the municipality has covered ground towards the replacement of the almost 13 000 meters that had already been installed as part of the deal. The replacement of the meters comes after AfriBusiness succeeded in having the Peu irregular smart meter contract set aside in the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria. But Tau said the reduction of daily payments to Peu was the essence of what the City wanted residents to know about. “We have made a decision that would save the City a huge amount of money to ensure that we can take those savings and redirect them to service delivery,” he said. Regarding the sum of R4m previously paid to Peu, he said: “I checked last week and the amount has drastically dropped. I think we were at R1.8m” He said the City was making inr…
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It’s all systems go for Atteridgeville R1.2bn Capital Mall

The much-anticipated R1.2 billion Capital Mall in Atteridgeville will go ahead despite efforts to halt its construction on the basis that it would “cannibalize” smaller shopping centres in the vicinity. MMC for Economic Development and Spatial Planning Isak Pietersen said the City of Tshwane's Appeals Tribunal successfully intervened in the impasse, which threatened to block the development. The legal wrangling was between the developer, McCormick Property Development, and Safari Investments, over the threats posed by the new mall on the existing shopping centres. Pietersen said the complaint was overturned on the basis that it lacked substance and went against the spirit of competition permitted in business. He said the mall construction was an example of what the City wanted to do by creating a conducive economic environment for job creation. “The aim of the City is to make sure we create those jobs and this is going to make sure that we create jobs,” he said.…
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Father of two was shot six times in a home invasion incident in north of Pretoria

A father of two in the north of Pretoria was in a critical condition after he was shot six times in a home invasion. “It’s so surreal. I cannot believe my husband Jan is in ICU and fighting for his life,” Lorna Schoeman told Rekord. A normal weekday for the Schoeman family in Great Dane Street in Hesteapark turned into a nightmare when two men suddenly entered their home at around 04:50. Schoeman said she was in the kitchen preparing their children’s school lunches when she heard a window break. “Something was thrown through the window, and the next moment there were two unknown men in our house.” A struggle ensued between her husband Jan, who had just woken up, and the attackers in the hallway. “The next moment the gunshots were fired,” said Schoeman. Schoeman said Jan was rushed to the Netcare Montana Hospital. “The bullets did a lot of damage. I just want my husband to recover; there is still a long road ahead as he is in critical condition.” The c…
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AfriForum onthul skokkende nuus: 56 wit skoolmeisies weens ras uit Gauteng-netbalspanne gelaat

Die burgerregteorganisasie AfriForum het in Pretoria bekend gemaak dat dié organisasie die keurders vir die Gautengse o.12- tot o.18-skolespanne se puntestate bekom het. Dié puntestate bewys dat 56 wit meisies, wat volgens die keurders se beoordeling op meriete vir die spanne gekies moes word, egter weens hul ras uit die spanne gelaat is. AfriForum het reeds namens 12 van die benadeelde meisies se ouers amptelike klagtes by Netbal Suid-Afrika (NSA), Suid-Afrikaanse Skolenetbal (SASN) en Gauteng Skolenetbal (GSN) ingedien. Dié klagtes eis onder meer dat rassekwotas afgeskaf moet word en dat die benadeelde meisies skriftelik erkenning van GSN moet kry dat hulle wél op meriete gekies moes word. (Die volledige klag en die keurders se puntestate word hierby aangeheg.) AfriForum en die ouers het in hul klagtes aan die bogenoemde netbalinstellings aangedui dat, sou daar nie binne 14 dae aan hul eise voldoen word nie, ’n amptelike klag van rassediskriminsaie teen NSA by die I…
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Ons Afrikaner en Boerevolk het sedert 1652 belangrike deurbrake gemaak en baie oorkom.  Dié van ons wat vandag asemhaal is van die 9de tot die 13de nageslag van hierdie aanvanklike Europese voorouers – hoofsaaklik Franse Hugenote, Nederlanders, Duitsers en Skandinawiërs.

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Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration in Pretoria forced roads to be closed for Saturday

President Cyril Ramaphosa's inauguration will bring some parts of the capital to a standstill. Dozens of roads will be closed and Pretoria residents will need permits to get in and out of certain areas. Many roads in Pretoria will be closed beginning on Friday. The street around Loftus Stadium will be closed around 3pm. TMPD spokesperson Isaac Mahamba said if you live in the area, you'd better get a permit. "Some main streets like Francis Baard will be open but many of the smaller streets like the intersection with Eastwood Street will be closed off to traffic," said Mahamba. University Road, which runs parallel to the highway, will also be closed. Residents in the area can use Walter Jameson Avenue to access Francis Baardt. Businesses operating close to the stadium won't be affected. "The business or the people that do business around the stadium are accredited, they have been given permits to come and occupy, to do their business as usual. "But if th…
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AfriForum dagvaar polisie om vir onwettige grondgryp te betaal – Polisie het versuim om hul pligte tydens ’n grondgryp naby Onderstepoort in Pretoria, uit te voer

Die verontregte eienaar van ’n plaas naby Onderstepoort in Pretoria het vandag in samewerking met AfriForum ’n dagvaarding uitgereik teen Bheki Cele, minister van polisie, om die kostes en uitgawes verbonde aan ’n dringende uitsettingsaansoek in 2018 te verhaal. Die polisie het versuim om hul pligte tydens ’n grondgryp wat op die perseel plaasgevind het, uit te voer. Die polisie het in Augustus verlede jaar geweier om dr. Motodi Maserumule by te staan om betreders te arresteer wat sy grond wederregtelik betree en begin het om strukture op te rig. Dr. Maserumule het AfriForum genader en ’n dringende hofbevel bekom wat gelas het dat die betreders verwyder word, en dat die polisie die balju daarmee behulpsaam moet wees. Dr. Maserumule en AfriForum het die Rooimiere ’n mandaat gegee om die betreders en strukture te help verwyder. “AfriForum raak betrokke by sake soos hierdie om toe te sien dat die polisie gedwing word om hulle werk te doen. Ons hoop dat hierdie eis as afsk…
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