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New anti-crime collaborative forum has safety at its centre
New anti-crime collaborative forum has safety at its centre

At a recent meeting of the South African Council of Shopping Centres, the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa, Business against Crime South Africa, SAPS, retailers and shopping centre owners/managers, attendees agreed to form an anti-crime collaborative forum.

23 Oct 2014 12:48

Caution needed with online purchasing as Christmas approaches
Caution needed with online purchasing as Christmas approaches

As with other types of crime, incidences of banking card fraud tend to increase over the festive season. While there is ongoing coverage in the media of the various scams taking place...

By Richard Keymer 13 Oct 2014 13:27

Retail robberies continue to climb
Retail robberies continue to climb

The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) says a collaborative effort is required to address retail crime. This follows its report that retail robberies have increased by 30%...

22 Sep 2014 10:43

Cash security essential in shopping malls
Cash security essential in shopping malls

With cash circulation in South Africa increasing year-on-year, at around 6%, coupled with the recent spike in shopping centre robberies, SBV Services has developed a system that has been successful in reducing the potential for criminal activity at shopping malls.

17 Sep 2014 10:06

Aki Kalliatakis
When a store stick-up doesn't mean a price rise

Daylight robbery at shopping centres has become a big worry ... and I'm not talking about the mark-up of products and services due to the new season and high inflation.

By Aki Kalliatakis 15 Sep 2014 14:09

Consumer Goods Council of South Africa condemns latest shopping mall robberies - Consumer Goods Council of South Africa
Consumer Goods Council of South Africa condemns latest shopping mall robberies

The CGCSA's Crime Risk Initiative has expressed concern over the recent spike in armed robberies aimed at retailers, including jewellers and cell phone stores, situated within shopping centres...

Issued by Consumer Goods Council of South Africa 15 Sep 2014 12:48

Liability cover essential for shopkeepers, property owners
Liability cover essential for shopkeepers, property owners

Comprehensive public liability cover is essential for shopkeepers and property owners, given the rise in mall robberies in the Gauteng province.

By Simon Colman 12 Sep 2014 13:16

Learning from cybercriminals - banks beware
Learning from cybercriminals - banks beware

Given that South Africa loses billions of Rands to cyber fraud every year, with 19% of online banking users have fallen victim to online fraud, banks should learn the techniques and modus operandi of cyber criminals.

By William Lawrence 10 Sep 2014 15:16

Retail security must integrate technology
Retail security must integrate technology

While many commercial property sites may have CCTV and access control systems, they lack full integration, which is crucial to successful implementation. Globally, the future of commercial property security lies in a greater integration with technology.

By Clinton Phipps 27 Aug 2014 14:51

R1-billion lost to cybercrime in three years
R1-billion lost to cybercrime in three years

Ethel Nyembe, head of transactional products and services: Business Banking at Standard Bank says that corporate losses due to cybercrime are estimated to be more than R1-billion in the last three years and that it is growing exponentially due to increasing sophistication of thieves.

18 Aug 2014 12:19

Curbing crime at Mall of the North
Curbing crime at Mall of the North

Launched by SAPS and shopping centres in Polokwane, a new initiative is aimed at creating a safer environment for Polokwane residents and visitors alike...

28 Jul 2014 12:25

Electronic visitor management complies with POPI Act
Electronic visitor management complies with POPI Act

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS) requires companies to keep a register of the entries and exits and a register must be available for inspection...

25 Jul 2014 12:57

3D Secure cardholders increases to 98%
3D Secure cardholders increases to 98%

The registration of South African cardholders to use 3D Secure has risen to 13.1 million or 98% of cardholders who are able to perform secure e-commerce transactions with their cards.

18 Jul 2014 12:08

De Beers probe into data leak is near its end
De Beers probe into data leak is near its end

De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) is close to completing a probe into the leak of sensitive data about its pricing of rough diamonds and details of sales to South African clients, company CEO Philip Barton has said.

By Allan Seccombe 11 Jul 2014 07:56

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