Axis introduces modular miniature camera series with wide dynamic range for high image detail

Axis Fseries camera

Axis Communications, a  leader in network video, will, this month, introduce to South African and African end users a modular camera series that not only gives customers discreet surveillance solutions that provide high image detail, but also great flexibility in choosing the units that are ideal for the installation.

“The Axis F Series enables great flexibility and discreetness with superb video performance, even in high-contrast lighting conditions,” says Jason McGregor, sales manager at Axis Communications. “The series is based on a divided network camera concept, where the camera is split into a lens and image sensor unit, and a main unit – a concept that was first introduced in the Axis P12 Series.”

The divided network camera concept allows a small sensor unit to be installed discreetly in tight places and the bigger main unit to be placed elsewhere and away from public view. Axis F Series consists of units that are all sold separately - including the Axis F41 Main Unit and four compatible Axis F sensor units with different form factors and lens types for different field of views.

The F41 Main Unit houses the processor, network, power, SD card slot and other connections, and can connect to one Axis F sensor unit. Each sensor unit, which consists of a lens and image sensor, comes with the choice of a 3-m or 12-m (10-ft. or 39-ft.) pre-mounted cable for connecting to the main unit.

“The small sensor units can be flush-mounted in walls, ceilings, doorways, elevators and behind sheet metal with only the small lens surface visible—in the case of the pinhole unit, just a tiny hole for the lens,” says McGregor. “Certain F sensor units can also withstand tough conditions such as vibrations, shocks and temperature fluctuations, which make them ideal for use inside and outside of emergency vehicles. The modular concept also gives customers the flexibility to purchase the sensor unit that is ideal for their application.”

The F41 Main Unit supports the following features:

• Axis’ Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) – Forensic Capture, which enables details from both bright and dark areas of a scene to be visible; ideal for scenarios such as at entrances or in front of ATMs where the subject may be dark against a bright background, or in night-time situations where the camera must handle low-light environments together with bright lights from vehicles, street lamps, signage and stores

• HDTV 1080p video at up to 50/60 frames per second, ideal for capturing fast-moving objects and generating smoother video

• Two-way audio

• Input/output ports to external devices for enhanced alarm management

• RS232 port for integration of external data to the video

• Full-sized SD card slot for local storage

• Power over Ethernet, as well as the option of connecting to an external power supply

• Intelligent video capabilities such as video motion detection, active tampering alarm and downloadable applications through the AXIS Camera Application Platform

Casual Day delivers wheelchairs and stationery to one of Soweto’s neediest schools

Casual Day visits Adelaide Tambo School

Adelaide Tambo School principal Mr Lindela Memani, Casual Day ambassadors Simphiwe Mkhize, Nicole Laxton and Bernadette Rigney, with Adelaide Tambo educator Ms Belsie Makhubo.

Casual Day has teamed up with LeadSA to help an anonymous good Samaritan realise his birthday wish to hand out 50 wheelchairs to 50 people, rather than have a 50th birthday party, to honour his wonderful grandmother.

The Casual Day team decided to reach out a hand of friendship to the Adelaide Tambo School for children with disabilities in White City, Jabavu, in Soweto. This school, which has 320 learners with physical and learning disabilities and has not participated in Casual Day before.

Casual Day sponsored each of the children with an official Casual Day T-shirt and the school with R2 000 worth of stationery. On top of that, the team handed over five of the 50 wheelchairs to the school. Casual Day ambassadors Nicole Laxton, Simphiwe Mkhize and Bernadette Rigney were there to hand over the goodies.

The Principal Mr Lindela Memani said:  ‘A big thank you to Casual Day and the anonymous donor, Mr 50. We are so humbled and amazed that people would reach out to us out here. To the anonymous donor somewhere out there, we hope he gets the message of thanks from the school and may God bless him.’

Nicole said: ‘I am extremely humbled that there are facilities of this nature for children with disabilities. These children stole my heart.’

Simphiwe said: ‘Wow, this school is amazing and how wonderful to experience seeing these children in this environment in the area from where I come.’

Bernadette said:  ‘I visited the school two years ago and it was so wonderful to see such a big improvement. There is always a need and at least 30 children here still need funding for wheelchairs.’

Casual Day is South Africa’s most successful fundraising project for persons with disabilities – and the amount raised for last year has climbed to R24.8 million. Sponsored by The Edcon Group, Casual Day is the flagship project of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA), which this year celebrates 75 years of service to the community of persons with disabilities.

According to Project Leader Celeste Vinassa, who was unable to attend the handover: ‘We want all schools serving learners with disabilities to be able to participate in Casual Day. So far Adelaide Tambo has been unable to participate in Casual Day and this is our way of including them. Although the school can raise funds for itself via the project, they do not have the resources to do so. I am told that most of the learners come from disadvantaged families, others are orphans raised by grandparents, and their social grants maintain families.

‘We therefore appeal to all the businesses in the area to bring out the bling and help the school join the extended Casual Day family.’

The school provides education to learners and learning starts from Grade 1 – 12 for day scholars and boarders. The school caters for learners with learning barriers on a wide spectrum physically challenged and slow learners but following the normal curriculum. The school has 150 learners residing at the hostel and has five vehicles transporting other learners to and from school. These buses operate within Soweto locations on different routes.

Says Vinassa ‘The school has huge needs and we need the community here to help us make life easier for the teachers and carers.

Casual Day provides the country with the opportunity to show their solidarity with persons with disabilities, at the same time enjoying teambuilding and camaraderie with their fellow participants. It gives South Africans the opportunity to be creative and have fun while contributing to the betterment of society. It is community spirit in action.

So Bring out the Bling on Friday 5 September.

If you would like to assist Adelaide Tambo School become a Casual Day participant and raise funds through this nationally recognised brand.

You can contact the organisers of the project on 011 609 7006 or visit our website at www.casualday.co.za

The funds are raised as a result of a R10 donation for a Casual Day sticker.

Stickers are available from:
Edgars, Jet, JetMart, Boardmans, CNA, Red Square and Legit;
Absa outlets;
Game and DionWired stores;
Shoprite and Checkers stores; and
You can also donate online.

Keep abreast of activities at Casual Day on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CasualDaySA

Twitter: @CasualDay_SA

#BringouttheBling

#CasualDay

 

What you drive may reveal wealth…How you drive reveals intelligence!!

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Safe driving requires thoughtfulness and the making of informed decisions. The safe driver will not speed in a residential area. He will obey the rules of the road and be alert to the possibility of others entering the roads without the required caution. He will also know where and when to overtake safely and avoid doing so across a barrier line.

More importantly, he will be aware that with a pedestrian fatality rate of 35-40% in South Africa even more caution is required when driving in residential areas!

The driver in the above video sadly does not seem to possess this knowledge or the ability to adjust his driving to be safer.

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‘Gauteng Taste of Africa Experience’ to ignite flavour at the 10th TOPS at SPAR Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival

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Gauteng Tourism is bringing the ‘Gauteng Taste of Africa Dining Experience’  to the 10th TOPS at SPAR Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival (4-6 September) giving festival goers the chance to taste world-class cuisine available in Soweto and at the Maboneng Precinct.

The participating distinctly-African restaurants will be the House of Baobab, Blackanese, Kahawa Club, Roots Restaurant and Lapa La Rona, while the sounds of Africa will ignite the food-theatre space with performances by Senagalese and Congolese musicians.

Says Gauteng Tourism CEO, Dawn Robertson: “The Gauteng Taste of Africa Experience is about bringing the deliciousness of the Maboneng Precinct to Soweto so that visitors to the 10th TOPS at SPAR Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival can discover some of the amazing African-inspired cuisine being served by Gauteng’s hottest restaurants. What’s on offer from these restaurants is but a taste of what Gauteng has to offer when it comes to African cuisine.”

Meaning ‘Place of Light’ in Sotho, the Maboneng Precinct is a regenerated inner-city district that for years was declared a no-zone area due to urban decay and crime, but is now a thriving community of creative energy, featuring a mix of art galleries, private studios, theatres, markets, cutting-edge fashion and some of Johannesburg’s tastiest cuisine.

House of Baobab is one such restaurant located in the heart of the precinct. It is set to delight with its authentically-African food and drink, while Blackanese, one of Maboneng’s newest restaurants, will tantalise taste buds with African-Asian fusion cuisine. Kahawa Coffee Club is a promoter of all things African and will only be selling coffee made from Fairtrade African beans, served up with decadent sweet treats, at the 10th TOPS at SPAR Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival.

Soweto’s Roots Restaurant & Gallery and Lapa La Rona will be showcasing their five-star township-inspired cuisine to festival-goers.

Launched in 2005, the TOPS at SPAR Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival has evolved to become a celebration of Soweto’s sensational soul, helping to shape a new generation of black wine connoisseurs and wine producers, transforming the landscape of wine consumption in South Africa over its 10-year history and leading to an increase in domestic wine sales following years of decline.

We urge attendees and organizers to plan ahead for designated driver services and to avoid impaired driving at all times!

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The 10th TOPS at SPAR Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival is happening from 4 – 6 September, 2014 at the University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus. Festival opening times are: Thursday & Friday, 6 – 10pm; and Saturday 5 – 9pm.

For more information and to book tickets go to http://www.sowetowinefestival.co.za

All-New 2015 Ford Mustang Begins Production at Flat Rock Assembly Plant

Ford Mustang

The highly anticipated, all-new Ford Mustang rolls off the line today at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, marking production of the sixth-generation pony car. For the first time in its 50-year history, Mustang will be available globally to customers in more than 120 countries around the world.

The addition of a right-hand-drive Mustang to Ford's global vehicle lineup will allow the iconic pony car to be exported to more than 25 right-hand-drive markets around the world, including the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa.

"Mustang is and will continue to be an automotive icon," said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. "Expanding its availability globally affords our customers around the world the opportunity to have a true firsthand Mustang experience - one unlike any other."

In April, Ford celebrated the 50th anniversary of the original Mustang. In commemoration of this, each 2015 model will be adorned with a badge on the instrument panel that includes the galloping pony logo and the words "Mustang - Since 1964."

Mustang's impact goes well beyond the more than 9.2 million cars sold in its 50 years of continuous production. It has made thousands of appearances in film, television, music and video games, and is the most-liked vehicle on Facebook, with close to 8 million likes.

An enhanced experience, but still a true Mustang

The way Mustang looks, drives and sounds is key to the visceral experience that makes drivers want to get in and hit the open road. The clean-sheet design of both Mustang fastback and convertible evokes the essential character of the brand, retaining key design elements - including the long sculpted hood and short rear deck - in a contemporary execution.

With more options to choose from, there is a Mustang to fit any lifestyle. The upgraded V8 is joined by a 3.7-liter V6 and an all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine that brings state-of-the-art technology to Mustang.

Mustang GT continues with the latest edition of the throaty 5.0-liter V8 - now featuring upgraded valvetrain, new intake manifold and improved cylinder heads - that yields 435 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque.

The Mustang 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine uses direct injection, variable cam timing and a twin-scroll turbocharger to deliver the performance Mustang drivers expect with an output of 310 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. of torque.

With Mustang, it's all in the ride

When life throws drivers a curve, the all-new Mustang sets new handling benchmarks for the brand, delivering world-class dynamics and ride quality.

Mustang features all-new front and rear suspension systems. At the front, a new perimeter subframe helps to stiffen the structure while reducing mass, providing a better foundation for more predictable wheel control that benefits handling, steering and ride.

At the rear is an all-new integral-link independent suspension. Geometry, springs, dampers and bushings are all specially tuned for this high-performance application. New aluminum rear knuckles help reduce unsprung mass for improved ride and handling.

Transformed Flat Rock Assembly Plant

In 2013, nine years after moving Mustang production there, Flat Rock Assembly Plant celebrated the 1 millionth Mustang built at the facility.

"What an honor it is for the hardworking and dedicated UAW Local 3000 workers of Flat Rock Assembly Plant to build the next-generation Mustang," said UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles. "I don't think there is any place in the world where this vehicle is not known. To build it right here in Michigan is something to be proud of."

In the last year, the plant has been transformed. As part of a $555 million investment, it has added a state-of-the-art, fully flexible body shop to allow multiple models to be produced on the same line, supporting Ford's flexible manufacturing efforts. Other technologies recently incorporated at Flat Rock include three-wet paint process, dirt detection and laser brazing. 

In addition to Mustang, Flat Rock Assembly Plant also produces Ford Fusion. The facility has approximately 3,000 employees working two shifts at full line speed.

Flat Rock Assembly Plant has been producing vehicles since 1987, when it opened as Mazda Motor Manufacturing USA and built Mazda MX-6. Ford purchased a 50 percent share in the facility in 1992, and it was renamed AutoAlliance International. Over the years, the plant has produced Mazda 626, Mazda6, Mercury Cougar and Ford Probe.

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Good Samaritan donates 50 wheelchairs for 50 people for his 50th birthday and Casual Day

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Top L-R: LeadSA’s Tshaimo Ndlovu, Shannon O’Keefe with Oratile Lemao, Michael Ngobeni and Casual Day ambassador Nicole Laxton. Bottom row L-R: Casual Day ambassador Khumo Moyane, Sunshine learners Diteboho Majara and Cindy Nchabeleng, with Casual Day ambassadors Thuli Matlala and Tujay Harmonix.

Lead SA has teamed up with Casual Day to honour the birthday desire of a guy whose wish it was to hand out 50 wheelchairs to 50 people, rather than have a 50th birthday party, to honour his wonderful grandmother.

Organisers of Casual Day responded to the call to facilitate the handover and immediately sprang into action at the Sunshine Centre Association in Craighall. Sunshine is one of the 300 community-based organisations that render services in the field of disability and benefit from the sales of Casual Day stickers. Sunshine Centre Association has three centres:  Craighall, Germiston and Eldorado Park.

Co-ordinators Shannon O’Keefe and Michael Ngobeni were excited to receive the first five wheelchairs – another ten visits will take place all over South Africa during the next couple of months.

They speak with passion about their love for the work they do, “One of the greatest challenges for organisations like this is the payment of school fees. What we have found in all three centres is that 90 percent of parents we have contact with are single mother-households who have been left to take care of a child. There is still a lot of stigma attached to having a child with a disability. Often children are misdiagnosed in hospitals with moms saying that they feel there could be something wrong with their child.

So we facilitate a referral where occupational therapists and doctors can make the best diagnosis,” says Shannon.

"Often parents are not in a position to pay school fees at our centres and we do not like to turn them away,” states Ngobeni, “So we are always grateful to donors who would like to adopt a child. Catchment areas include Diepsloot, Berea, Cosmo, Thokoza and Vosloorus.”

The easiest and most convenient contribution that readers – businesses, churches and groups - can make is to draw Casual Day stickers from Sunshine Centre Association for Casual Day on Friday 5th September.

Casual Day organisers thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and were honoured to facilitate the first handover of these five wheelchairs. The birthday guy wishes to remain anonymous, but he will receive all the footage shot of the handovers.

In the meantime wear your sticker on Friday 5th September! To celebrate Casual Day’s 20th birthday just dress UP, not down in our colour for the year, dazzle blue.

How can you help?

Parents, friends and families can help by asking the people they work for if the company can participate. All they need to do is get permission for the staff to participate. You can also ask your local shops and companies in your area if they would like to participate. Please remember that whoever you give the stickers to is liable for the cost of the sticker if they lose it!

Where do you get the stickers?

Sunshine Centre Association on 011 642 2005

www.facebook.com/CasualDaySA

Twitter: @CasualDay_SA

#BringouttheBling

#CasualDay

Infographic reveals milestones of the 77 year history of vehicle manufacturer Toyota

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A word of recognition to Mark Dressekie from Woodstock Motors in London for compiling this Infographic!

Discovery Insure concludes partnership with leading US technology firm

Strategic collaboration points to the growing emergence of behaviour-based insurance models

Johannesburg (26 August 2014) – Discovery Limited today announced a strategic partnership deal with US-based Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), a leading telematics technology provider. This deal will further bolster the current strategic partnership between Discovery Insure and CMT.

Discovery Limited, with operations in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Singapore and Australia, is increasingly becoming known for its disruptive innovation and replicable business model that structurally changes the way insurance works by improving consumers' behaviour in terms of health and driving. CMT has developed patented technology embedded in popular mobile applications that allows users to seamlessly interact with massive amounts of sensor data processed from smartphones, other mobile devices, and cars.

Adrian Gore, Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Limited, commented, 'This strategic partnership with CMT further enhances Discovery Insure's leadership position in the growing industry of behaviour-based
short-term insurance. While insurers are using telematics technology to monitor and track driving behaviour with discounts on premiums to policyholders, Discovery Insure harnesses both telematics
technology and behavioural economics to promote safer driving, with exceptional results for both our clients and the company.'

ABI Research, a New York-based market research and intelligence firm, estimates that the number of monitored drivers worldwide will rise from 1.85 million in 2010 to 89 million by 2017. Telematics focuses
on the use of wireless technologies to send data over long distances.

'We are focused on continuing to expand our global footprint and align with companies that share our vision – to make better drivers and safer roads,' said William Powers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge Mobile Telematics. 'Through a strategic alliance with Discovery Limited, we can collectively shape the future of the behaviour-based insurance industry.'

More than 1.24 million road traffic deaths occur each year, according to the most recent World Health Organization report on road safety. In the context of high road fatality rates, in South Africa and globally, the ability to change driving behaviour through robust and accurate measurement and attractive incentives has significant potential to reduce mortality rates over the long term. Discovery Insure's business model centres on combining telematics technology with insights from behavioural economics in its driver-behaviour programme.

Anton Ossip, Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Insure, views the strategic partnership with CMT as an important step for the company. 'We are very excited to partner with CMT given its breadth and depth of expertise in the field of mobile telematics. Over the past year and a half, Discovery Insure has worked very closely with CMT and its MIT-based experts to develop a smartphone app that allows anyone with a smartphone to monitor their trips and driving behaviour through telematics technology.

This technology has incredible potential for gathering significant and relevant data from a large group of drivers to learn more about the behaviours that contribute to road fatalities and injuries.'

About Cambridge Mobile Telematics

Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) was founded by computer scientists from MIT with a mission to make roads and drivers safer around the world. CMT's intellectual property and technologies are embedded in popular mobile applications used in many countries, triggering big improvements in driving behaviour and changing the global insurance market. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, CMT's world-class team includes experts in the technology and business of mobile sensing, data-intensive analytics, and machine learning. For more information, please visit www.cmtelematics.com

About Discovery Limited

Discovery Limited is a South African-founded financial services organisation that operates in the healthcare, life assurance, short-term insurance, savings and investment products and wellness markets.

Founded in 1992 by the current Group Chief Executive Officer Adrian Gore, Discovery is guided by a clear core purpose – to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. Underpinning this core purpose is the belief that through innovation Discovery can be a powerful market disruptor.

The company, with headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, has expanded its operations globally and currently serves over seven million clients across South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, China and Singapore. Vitality, Discovery's wellness programme, is one of the world's largest scientific, incentive-based wellness solutions for individuals and corporates. The global Vitality membership base now exceeds 5.5 million lives in five markets.

Discovery is an authorised financial services provider. It trades on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange under the code 'DSY'. Follow us on Twitter @Discovery_SA.

About Discovery Insure
Discovery Insure was launched in South Africa in May 2011. This pioneering product was created by leveraging the behavioural expertise developed in the Vitality wellness programme and the latest
telematics technology. At the heart of Discovery Insure's Vitalitydrive programme is the DQ-Track telematics device that measures and reports key aspects of driving behaviour developed in collaboration
with Formula 1 designer and Discovery Insure Special Engineer, Rory Byrne.

Discovery Insure's driving data shows that policyholders currently have a lower fatality rate than the rest of the population. More impressive though is the programme's ability to significantly improve driving
behaviour. Discovery Insure drivers on average improve their driving by 15% within the first 12 months of joining the programme.

Tuk Tuks helping commuters moving forward in Sandton and Rosebank

Sometimes the walk is just too far and the drive too short or you find yourself with a heavy laptop or overnight travel bag and you desperately need a lift! The Tuk Tuks now provide a efficient alternative to the traveller in Sandton and Rosebank. I have reacently taken a ride from the Gautrain to the Balalaika hotel and decided to enquire about these vehicles.
  • They are very visibly branded with Standard Bank branding – What has motivated Standard Bank to become involved as a partner offering this type of commuter transport?

Shesha Tuks are the owners of the vehicles and custodians of the permits in Johannesburg. Primedia Unlimited secured the exclusive advertising rights for the Tuk Tuk passenger initiative offering advertisers the largest number of branded, legally operated Tuk Tuks in the country. Standard Bank has opted to purchase the advertising rights to the Tuk Tuks as we feel they are a visual representation of our pay off line, Moving Forward - a moving billboard of sorts.

Standard Bank understands that everyone moves forward in different ways – whether its paying for your child’s education or your name on that door – but the thing we all have in common is how good we feel when we do.

The Tuk Tuks are a very literal representation of Moving Forward, but if Standard Bank can help move people from A to B, then that’s great too.  The Tuk Tuks are essentially Moving billboards, which also ties in nicely with our media strategy to innovate in outdoor.

We also felt that the franchise model perfectly matched our purpose of moving people forward, in this instance, the drivers.  The Franchisees (drivers) earn their income from the fares, with nominal rental payable to franchisor thus the more entrepreneurial they are, the faster they move forward in life.

What are they called? Shesha Tuks    0861 743 742

  • How many of them are operating on our roads and in which areas? 33 in Sandton and Rosebank
  • Are there specific parameters within which these vehicles have to operate such as routes, distances travelled, pricing/tariffs, maximum speed or weight carried etc?
We operate in Sandton CBD and Rosebank , The tuk tuks average about 100km per day each , the drivers work on a commission basis so they try work in as many trips as possible – Average trip is about 4 – 7km each
Tariffs works as follows
R25    up to  3 km
R35    up to  4 km
R45    up to  5 km
R55    up to  6 km
R65    up to   7km
R75    up to   8km
R85    up to   9km
R95    up to    10km
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  • How do you ensure that they share the roads without conflict with other taxi services – is there an agreement or mutual understanding between the different operators?
Shesha Tuks are legal but unfortunately a lot of the other taxis are not and don’t always play by the rules however we have managed to build a relationship and are now seen as part of the network and don’t experience any problems as we effectively offer a different experience and service
  • Have you had positive feedback from commuters on this service  -i.e. from Gautrain to hotels etc.?
Yes a lot of very positive feedback , most of our drivers have built up a book of regular customers who use them on a daily, weekly and monthly basis

Laptop thieves arrested in intelligence driven operation called Project Blackberry

In an intelligence driven operation this weekend, dubbed Project Blackberry, two men were arrested in connection with cases of theft of laptops.

In the first breakthrough, a 25 year old man was arrested in Lyttleton after he was found in possession of four suspected stolen laptops. These laptops were reported stolen in Brooklyn and Sandton in July and August 2014 respectively.

The arrest of the first suspect led the SAPS Intelligence team to Sasolburg where they arrested a 31 year old man. This second suspect was found in possession of twenty five (25) laptops. At least one of these laptops has been reported stolen in Benoni in June this year and two were reported stolen in Lydenburg earlier this month. Further investigations will be conducted to determine the origin of the remaining notebooks.

Theft of laptops is a growing concern. Recently, in three separate incidents, the SAPS Interpol and Hawks offices, both of which are situated in the same building, have been broken into. Entry was gained into these offices after external windows were forced open and in both incidents laptops were stolen. While we believe that the same people were involved in both these incidents, we have ruled out the involvement of a syndicate. It is becoming increasingly clear that these items are being stolen purely for self-enrichment and not for the purpose of seeking or extracting sensitive information from IT equipment.

The two suspects arrested this weekend will appear in the Lyttleton and Sasolburg courts on charges of possession of suspected stolen property.

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