IRS director and fellow IRS investigator reminisce about time spent with World Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali (IRS founder Chad Thomas supervised Ali's security in South Africa in 1993 and IRS Cape Town investigator Fareed Hoosen was one of the bodyguards to Ali).
Johannesburg - Nazeer Mohammed's bedroom in his parents' house stands untouched in the hope that one day he'll return to sleep in his own bed again, after he disappeared more than three years ago in a suspected kidnapping.
The disruption to cellphone signals that marred last week's State of the Nation Address (SONA) could only have been caused by a jamming device, it has emerged.
This comes as a Parliamentary probe is already under way into what government ministers are referring to as a "technical glitch", and the Democratic Alliance demands the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) probe the loss of cellphone signal during Thursday's SONA.
Cape Town - New allegations have emerged in an eight-year-old case, now under fresh police investigation, that DA politicians orchestrated public violence to try to unseat the ANC in a southern Cape municipality.
Although the initial probe into these allegations found they were not substantiated, Independent Media has established that police recently asked top politicians, including Transport and Public Works MEC Donald Grant and Bitou Municipality mayor Memory Booysen, to provide them with information.
Cape Town - Social media websites are increasingly being used to name and shame lawbreakers or make residents aware of crime in their area. But these sites also have potential negative consequences – vigilantism, or even criminal charges for those making posts.
Chad Thomas, chief forensic investigator at IRS forensic services, has warned that people behind the posts can be charged as an accessory after the fact if the post leads to an assault or death.
Durban - Suspected Mafia kingpin Vito Palazzolo is a person of interest in a major money laundering investigation linked to an animal shelter outside Plettenberg Bay – this despite him being in an Italian jail.
Palazzolo, 66, is a naturalised South African citizen who for years lived in the Western Cape. In 2009, he was in absentia sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment by an Italian court for having an association with the Mafia, and has been in jail for more than two-and-a-half years.
He was arrested in Thailand on an Interpol red notice – one of the international police organisation’s tools for tracking fugitives – as he was travelling back to South Africa in 2012.