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Crime Prevention : Safety Tips
Safety Awareness while Shopping
- Stay alert at all times when shopping.
- Avoid carrying a huge amount of money.
- Put your wallet in the front pocket of your trousers or
the inside pocket of your jacket.
- Always carry your handbag in such a way that it will not
be easy for someone to snatch it.
- It is not advisable to carry a large sum of money
- Avoid asking anonymous people directions or checking
your map in the public eye.
- Do not leave your handbag in your shopping trolley.
Safety Awareness with Suspicious Articles
- Do not handle or approach a suspicious article;
- Report the suspicious article to security and
- The decision to evacuate the entire building lies with
the management of the institution;
- All persons in the intermediate area must be evacuated;
- Contact the SAPS Explosive Unit;
- The evacuation of a building should be conducted in the
- Remain calm and do not run,
- Take vehicle keys and handbags with,
- Use the staircase and not the evaluator,
- Help children, physical disabled and elder people,
- Report at a central point away from the building and
- Report missing colleagues
Safety Awareness with Liquor
It is an offence to:
- manufacture or distribute liquor without a licence;
- sell or supply liquor without a license;
- manufacture, sell or supply any undrinkable substance or
add an undrinkable substance to liquor;
- supply liquor or methylated spirits to an employee in
lieu of payment;
- advertise liquor in a false or misleading way;
- advertise liquor in away that intends to target or
attract minors (persons under 18 years).
think before you drink, before you drive;
report all illegal trade of liquor to the nearest police
discourage the abuse of alcohol;
discourage minors from drinking liquor.
Do not -
support illegal liquor outlets;
drink and drive;
supply or sell liquor to intoxicated persons or minors;
drink while you are pregnant;
drink liquor in public places.
Procedure to Be Followed When You Wish to Blacklist Your
Stolen Cellular phone:
- Inform your network provider of your loss:
- Cell C: 140 from Cell C numbers or 084-140 from
other cellular phone networks.
- MTN: 173 (pre-paid) or 808 (contract) from MTN
numbers or 083-1-173 from a landline or other
cellular phone networks.
- Vodacom: 111 from a Vodacom number or 082-111
from a landline.
- You will then receive a reference number to prove
that your cellular phone has been blacklisted.
- Report the loss of your cellular phone also to your
nearest police station by providing the reference number
of your black-listed cellular phone.
- The police will then register a case.
- A national police coordinator will receive monthly
reports of the number of cellular phone that have been
robbed and stolen all over the country.
- He/she will then compile a national database of
cellular phone that had been black-listed in that month.
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