General Election Update

17 Apr 2024

As South Africa gears up for the General Election in May 2024, there is a delicate balance to strike between preparedness and alarmism, says Excellerate Services Managing Director Adriaan Otto.

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Operational Preparedness - A Message From The MD

09 Apr 2024

As South Africa moves towards the 2024 General Elections, our Managing Director wanted to take a moment to touch base with you regarding Excellerate Security’s ongoing efforts to maintain Operational Preparedness.

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Understanding South Africa's Rising Murder Statistics

27 Feb 2024

South Africa has been grappling with a surge in murder numbers, with more than 7,700 people murdered between October and December 2023 alone. Nicole MacCain, reporting for News24, sheds light on the grim reality of 84 murders occurring every day during this period.

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Minister Of Finance, Enoch Godongwana's Highly Anticipated Annual Budget Speech

23 Feb 2024

On Wednesday, 21 February 2024, Minister of Finance, Enoch Godongwana, presented the highly anticipated annual budget speech. Godongwana acknowledged the significant challenges facing the 2024 budget, given the country's substantial budget deficit. In the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), he highlighted a current revenue shortfall of R57 billion for the current tax year and R54 billion for 2024/2025.

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Crime Stats For The Third Quarter Of The 2023/24 Financial Year

23 Feb 2024

The Minister of Police, General Bheki Cele, addressed the nation on Friday 16th February, highlighting the crime statistics for the third quarter of the 2023/24 financial year. Joined by Deputy Minister of Police, Mr Cassel Mathale, National Commissioner of SAPS, Gen Fannie Masemola, and other high-ranking officials, the Minister provided a comprehensive overview of the country's crime landscape.

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South Africa Is Facing An Escalating State Of Fragility

19 Jan 2024

South Africa is facing an escalating state of fragility, characterised by the erosion of crucial social cohesion functions, raising concerns about the potential surge in violence, dissatisfaction, and social unrest, reports Bianke Neethling, writer for the Daily Investor.

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World Bank Report Reveals Alarming Economic Toll of Crime in South Africa

27 Nov 2023

In a startling revelation, the World Bank's latest report titled "Safety First: The Economic Cost of Crime in South Africa" exposes the staggering economic impact of rampant crime, particularly violent offences, on the nation's economy. The report indicates that crime is not only pervasive but is significantly hindering the country's growth potential, affecting businesses, households, and the public sector alike.

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Complex Coalitions and Crime Fighting Confusion

21 Nov 2023

As South Africa ventures into an era of coalition politics, the significance of provincial and municipal powerbases is on the rise. The reported tensions between the provincial African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng and the party’s National Executive Committee regarding working arrangements with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) serve as an illustration. Last week’s remarks by Gauteng Premier, Panyaza Lesufi, stating that a national minister’s "days are numbered," further emphasize this trend.

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Rethinking Risk Management

05 Oct 2023

In a financial landscape fraught with uncertainties, businesses across South Africa are being confronted with a sobering reality: any reliance on government and municipal emergency services may no longer be a sustainable risk management strategy. Recent data from National Treasury paints a grim picture, urging companies to reassess their approach to resilience in the face of mounting economic challenges.

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