BACSA Media Releases - Recent News
Monday, 18 February 2013, Johannesburg – BACSA is encouraged by the government’s continued prioritisation of crime, although it is clear from the President’s address to the nation that, despite the positive in-roads into addressing crime in the country, there is still a long way to go.
BUSINESS AGAINST CRIME SOUTH AFRICA STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO REMARKS BY THE MINISTER OF POLICE WITH REGARDS TO THE NATIONAL FESTIVE SEASON CAMPAIGN
Tuesday, 15 January 2013, Johannesburg – The hard work and dedication put into policing South Africa during the recent festive season, was very apparent in the visibility of police officials around malls, highways, and holiday destinations throughout the country. Business Against Crime South Africa is proud of its association with the South African Police Service and commends the leadership of the Minister of Police, Minister Nathi Mthethwa, and the National Commissioner of Police, General Ria Phiyega, in taking the organisation to new heights, with a new vision. The feedback is encouraging and is a clear indicator that crime can be controlled. It is evident that policing violent and other serious crime was high on the agenda of the Festive Season operations, and whilst the police have made 67,000 arrests, it also raises a concern that these crimes are occurring at a very high rate over a short period of time. There is clearly a need to influence a mindset change in communities where these crimes are rife, in addition to pro-active policing, and collaboration with outside parties.
Thursday, 20 September 2012, Johannesburg – Business Against Crime SA (BACSA) and its associated partners, applaud the overall reduction in the national crime statistics revealed today by the Minister of Police, Mr Nathi Mthethwa. Despite the increased level of reporting of crimes over the financial period in question, crime levels generally declined. This success can be attributed to the commitment of dedicated police officials and leadership within the safety and security environment, as well as the structured partnerships between government and the business sector as acknowledged by the Minister of Police today.
Wednesday, 05 September 2012, Johannesburg – Business Against Crime South Africa (BACSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Advocate Simi Pillay-van Graan as the new CEO to replace Dr Graham Wright with effect from the 1 September 2012. This appointment follows the decision by Dr Wright not to renew his contract with BACSA after a long tenure of service, which came to an end on 31 August 2012.
Wednesday, 29 August 2012, Johannesburg – As of 1 September 2012 it will be compulsory for all new motor vehicles and motor vehicles requiring a South African Police Service vehicle clearance, to be microdotted. Compliance in this regard follows amendments to regulations of the Road Traffic Act by Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele on 9 March 2012.
Business Against Crime South Africa welcome Ms Mangwashi Victoria “Riah” Phiyega as the new National Commissioner of Police. She takes over the reins of the South African Police Service (SAPS) at a time when government has prioritized and intensified the fight against crime; a time when despite the successes we have attained as a collective, we believe that more still needs to be done.
Business Against Crime South Africa welcomes Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa’s announcement on the enactment of the new Second-Hand Goods Act, which was officially launched today, 21 May 2012. The Act came into effect on 30 April 2012
Business Against Crime South Africa (BACSA) welcomes Minister of Transport, Sibusiso Ndebele’s amendments to the National Road Traffic Act which will go a long way to fight vehicle crime.
STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS: STATEMENT FROM BUSINESS AGAINST CRIME SA (BACSA), CEO DR GRAHAM WRIGHT
09 February 2011
BACSA supports President Zuma’s view that progress has been made in the fight against crime since 2009. These improvements are reflected across most crime types, including those serious crimes affecting the business sector. Notwithstanding recent improvements, the levels of crime, violence and corruption in the country remain unacceptably high.
Business Against Crime South Africa (BACSA), and its associated business partners, welcomes the overall improvement in the national crime statistics released today by the Minister of Police, Mr Nathi Mthethwa.
The Board of Business Against Crime South Africa (BACSA) is pleased to announce changes to its Board effective 1 June 2011.
Business Against Crime South Africa Statement on Minister Nathi Mthethwa's
Department of Police Budget Vote 2011 in Parliament
15 April 2011
The statement below should be attributed to Dr Graham Wright, CEO of Business Against Crime South Africa. Business Against Crime South Africa (BACSA) would like to commend the Minister and the Department for making good progress over the past year and for the Policing commitments made in the Budget Vote for 2011.
Business Against Crime South Africa statement relative to Minister Pravin Gordhan's
National Budget Speech 2011
24 February 2011
Business Against Crime South Africa (BACSA) CEO Dr Graham Wright lauds Treasury and the Government on the continued commitment to make South Africa's communities safer through budget allocations made to the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster led by Ministers Radebe, Mthethwa, Cwele and Mapisa-Nqakula.
Business Against Crime South Africa statement relative to
President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address
11 February 2011
The statement below should be attributed to Dr Graham Wright, CEO of Business Against Crime SA. Business Against Crime South Africa (BACSA) congratulates the President and Government on the progress made over the past year in efforts made to reduce the levels of crime and violence in the country.
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