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News in brief - Jan 2017

Malls will be safe during the festive season

The South African Police Services (SAPS) has committed to safeguard South Africans at shopping malls this festive season.

Police officials have been deployed to various shopping centres, malls and strategic areas. This part of the Back-to-Basics approach of the SAPS to improve visibility, enhance policing and curb various crimes which tends to spike during the festive season.

SA only country in Africa distributing free STBs

As part of the switch from analogue television to digital television broadcasting, government is providing free set-top boxes (STBs) to five million poor TV-owning households across the country. Digital migration will see TV viewers enjoying good picture quality and sound.

Qualifying households need to produce the following documents; South African Identity Document; proof of residence; proof of possessing a TV set and proof of household income below R3 200 per month.

 

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