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  • Have your children pressed the Button

    Have your children pressed the Button0

    Thought for the Day! “Have your children pressed their AAA Response button to say “Hi” to the Dispatchers/Case Managers?” Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD #TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #Thought_for_the_Day  #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App

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  • Medical – Fall from Horse

    Medical – Fall from Horse0

    Dispatcher Files It was on my recent day shift that I received a call from one of our AAA Response members advising that one of his neighbours had gone out for a ride on her horse and on returning she had fallen off the horse sustaining a serious injury. I dispatched Netcare 911 who went

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  • Teach and develop our children

    Teach and develop our children0

    Thought for the Day! “We need to teach and develop our children, who are the future.” Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD #TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #Thought_for_the_Day  #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App

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  • Total Value of Goods Recovered to Date – June 2020

    Total Value of Goods Recovered to Date – June 20200

    Project Mustard Seed Since the conception of Project Mustard Seed, the total value of Goods Recovered – R 809,708,551 Project Mustard Seed is a continuous collaborative effort between AAA Response app users, SAPS, Crime Intelligence, The Hawks, Operational Command Centres, War Rooms, K9 Unit, SNIPR, Together SA CAN NPO and TrackBox Technologies (Pty) Ltd. Find

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  • Gender-Based Violence

    Gender-Based Violence0

    Dispatcher Files Incidents of gender-based violence have increased dramatically during the lockdown period. It has become the new pandemic. Let’s take a stand against GBV as a collective. We also remind you to use your AAA Response app, whistle/hooter/cellphone or any other resource that can alert anyone when you see or hear a situation of

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  • Vehicle recovered after quick action by GP Security and SAPS

    Vehicle recovered after quick action by GP Security and SAPS0

    Dispatcher Files A Toyota Conquest was recently recovered after quick action by GP Security and SAPS when a stolen vehicle alert came up on one of our SNIPR cameras.  The vehicle and its three occupants were escorted to Port Edward SAPS where the vehicle was searched and its details checked on the system. The two

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  • Be a Together SA CAN Samaritan

    Be a Together SA CAN Samaritan0

    Thought for the Day! “Always be a Together SA CAN Samaritan and use your AAA Response App to help others, including lost pets & injured wildlife. Be somebody’s humble hero!” Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD #TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #Thought_for_the_Day  #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 3

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  • Total of Vehicles Recovered

    Total of Vehicles Recovered0

    Project Mustard Seed Since the conception of Project Mustard Seed, the total of vehicles recovered are 398 Project Mustard Seed is a continuous collaborative effort between AAA Response app users, SAPS, Crime Intelligence, The Hawks, Operational Command Centres, War Rooms, K9 Unit, SNIPR, Together SA CAN NPO and TrackBox Technologies (Pty) Ltd. Find out more

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  • Taking something seriously

    Taking something seriously0

    Thought for the Day! Taking something seriously and panicking about something are not the same thing! Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD #TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #Thought_for_the_Day  #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 2

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  • Families in Need!

    Families in Need!0

    Dispatcher Files During the lockdown many factories and businesses have had to close down. This in turn has left many families struggling to meet their everyday needs including essentials such as food and clean water.  People are becoming desperate to survive and care for their families and loved ones. When doing your shopping you can

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  • Violence Against Women

    Violence Against Women0

    Dispatcher Files Women are murdered every single day in South Africa, mostly by people who are close to them. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown violence against women has increased. This may be caused by stress, loss of income, the disruption of social and protective networks and decreased access to services, all exacerbating the

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  • We are moving into new economic efficiencies

    We are moving into new economic efficiencies0

    Thought for the Day! We are moving into new economic efficiencies with old economic relationships. There is nothing to fear and everything to gain. Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD #TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #Thought_for_the_Day  #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • Total of Weapons Recovered

    Total of Weapons Recovered0

    Project Mustard Seed Since the conception of Project Mustard Seed, the total of weapons recovered is 517 Project Mustard Seed is a continuous collaborative effort between AAA Response app users, SAPS, Crime Intelligence, The Hawks, Operational Command Centres, War Rooms, K9 Unit, SNIPR, Together SA CAN NPO and TrackBox Technologies (Pty) Ltd. Find out more

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  • Almost all personal goals are achieved when nobody is watching

    Almost all personal goals are achieved when nobody is watching0

    Thought for the Day! Almost all personal goals are achieved when nobody is watching. The race to the mountain just confirms what you already know and what you have been planning and training for…  In my case, this is to develop the changes for our nation that we all dream of, in collaboration with many

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  • Caring for our Animals

    Caring for our Animals0

    Dispatcher Files In recent weeks the weather has been very cold. The temperature has dropped to -5 degrees Celsius in places. Fortunately most of us are safe from the icy winds but due to lockdown, many people can no longer afford to look after their animals and have made very tough decisions and given them

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  • Expired Licence Disc

    Expired Licence Disc0

    Dispatcher Files A white VW Polo flagged a SNIPR camera in one of the Hillcrest shopping centres recently, suspected to be using cloned plates belonging to another vehicle. Upon further inspection of the vehicle, it was found that the licence disc had expired three years ago and the registration plates had been re-issued. The driver

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  • Have you demonstrated your AAA-Response App?

    Have you demonstrated your AAA-Response App?0

    Thought for the Day! “Have you demonstrated your AAA-Response App and services to someone lately?” Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD #TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #Thought_for_the_Day  #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • Project Mustard Seed, the total number of arrests

    Project Mustard Seed, the total number of arrests0

    Project Mustard Seed Since the conception of Project Mustard Seed, the total number of arrests amount to 2552 Project Mustard Seed is a continuous collaborative effort between AAA Response app users, SAPS, Crime Intelligence, The Hawks, Operational Command Centres, War Rooms, K9 Unit, SNIPR, Together SA CAN NPO and TrackBox Technologies (Pty) Ltd. Find out

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  • Children grow up in our image

    Children grow up in our image0

    Thought for the Day! Our children grow up in our image and then scare us later when we see in them a part of our true selves. Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD #TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #Thought_for_the_Day  #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 2

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  • Member requesting urgent help in finding missing girl

    Member requesting urgent help in finding missing girl0

    Dispatcher Files During my recent night shift I received a AAA Response activation from a member requesting urgent help in finding her friend’s daughter. I contacted the number on the missing person’s alert and spoke to the contact person.  The girl had been missing since 1 p.m. that day and she had heard nothing from

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  • Ensure vehicle is in good condition and roadworthy

    Ensure vehicle is in good condition and roadworthy0

    Dispatcher Files Since we’ve entered level 3 of lockdown with most people now returning to work, we recommend that you check your vehicle to ensure it’s in good condition and roadworthy. In recent weeks we have had a high number of cases involving flat tyres and dead batteries and this  could be dangerous given the

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  • Does “don’t” mean “do”?

    Does “don’t” mean “do”?0

    Thought for the Day! Does “don’t” mean “do”? It seems this is the case to many people. Perhaps we need to say “do” and people will think “don’t”? Of course it would be far better to just mean what we say and do what we mean… Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD

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  • Total Value of Goods Recovered

    Total Value of Goods Recovered0

    Project Mustard Seed Since the conception of Project Mustard Seed, the total value of Goods Recovered – R 802,454,214 Project Mustard Seed is a continuous collaborative effort between AAA Response app users, SAPS, Crime Intelligence, The Hawks, Operational Command Centres, War Rooms, K9 Unit, SNIPR, Together SA CAN NPO and TrackBox Technologies (Pty) Ltd. Find

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  • Anything that is built quickly, falls quickly.

    Anything that is built quickly, falls quickly.0

    Thought for the Day! Anything that is built quickly, falls quickly.  Anything that takes time, hard work and dedicated passion, is the most rewarding. It also goes far deeper into the inner core of each of us and is concerned with far more than just the numbers that have to be calculated with each aspect

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  • What to do if you have knocked down a pedestrian

    What to do if you have knocked down a pedestrian0

    Dispatcher Files On my recent night shift I received a call from one of our staff members who reported an accident that had occurred in Pinetown where an adult male pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle.  The patient was complaining of pain in his head and neck and was bleeding from his nose. I

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  • Two suspects were detained

    Two suspects were detained0

    Dispatcher Files A Toyota RAV triggered one of our SNIPR cameras in central Joburg and alerts were sent out to security members. The vehicle was monitored by our officers on the ground and SAPS were also notified.  After stopping the vehicle two suspects were detained and handed over to SAPS, and the vehicle impounded. We

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  • View from the mountains to our country

    View from the mountains to our country0

    Thought for the Day! When I look down from the mountains to our country below it’s like looking through the most magical picturesque window that allows me to be a witness, to dream and to take action. My computer does the same for me. In fact, my children will often say that “daddy is working

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  • The sharpest object ever made

    The sharpest object ever made0

    Thought for the Day! Did you know that the sharpest object ever made was a tungsten needle that tapers down to the thickness of a single atom? An atom is a million times smaller than a human hair, and its diameter ranges from about 0.1 to 0.5 nanometres.  Yet for me the sharpest tool ever

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  • AAA Response team poaching report

    AAA Response team poaching report0

    Dispatcher Files Poaching incidents have been on the decline since the month of April when we had a total of 12 reported cases. May brought with it a total of 9 poaching incidents for the entire month. This does not however reflect the true statistics of the actual amount of poaching that has occurred due

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  • Motor Vehicle Accident

    Motor Vehicle Accident0

    Dispatcher Files On a recent afternoon shift I received a call from a rural AAA Response member needing urgent medical assistance as seven staff members had been involved in an accident when their truck overturned. I called Netcare 911 and also 112 Emergency to dispatch ambulances to the scene and made sure that they also

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  • Writing Home: – AAA-Response App on Apple’s iOS operating system – Should we drop it due to costs?  – Part 2

    Writing Home: – AAA-Response App on Apple’s iOS operating system – Should we drop it due to costs? – Part 20

    The app market at large in South Africa is very competitive, with millions of apps available out there, all vying for the user’s attention. This can result in a very low app adoption for many apps, our own platform an example of this, with only 10% of our total membership making use of our apps,

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  • Follow facts, not fear!

    Follow facts, not fear!0

    Thought for the Day! Follow facts, not fear! Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD #TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #Thought_for_the_Day  #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • Stolen Vehicle Impounded

    Stolen Vehicle Impounded0

    Dispatcher Files A stolen vehicle was flagged on one of the SNIPR cameras and various security operatives were alerted, among them: Hawks Security, IPSS Security, Marshall Security and Ballito UIP.  The vehicle was tracked and recovered a short while afterwards at a filling station in Ballito, and impounded. The driver was handed over to SAPS

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  • Writing Home: AAA-Response App on Apple’s iOS operating system – Should we drop it due to costs?

    Writing Home: AAA-Response App on Apple’s iOS operating system – Should we drop it due to costs?0

    To all my Together SA CAN/TrackBox Technologies family members,  I have some updates to share with you regarding Apple iOS, but first, let me go through some important points. Some tough decisions have to be made because each one of you is so important, and this includes your freedom to make personal choices.  This said,

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  • Noise Disturbance

    Noise Disturbance0

    Dispatcher Files While on my day shift, one of our AAA Response members called in about a noise complaint in her area. She said that there were a few neighbours who often played loud, booming music that disturbed the peace of the elderly citizens. I made a call to the local SAPS to attend to

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  • Vehicle Impounded

    Vehicle Impounded0

    Dispatcher Files A silver Toyota Corolla recently activated a SNIPR camera in Midrand and a reaction unit was dispatched to locate and stop the vehicle.  The reaction officer managed to locate and stop the vehicle and the driver admitted that he had previously been arrested, but gave no reason why. The vehicle was impounded and

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  • Veld Fire

    Veld Fire0

    Dispatchers Files I received a call from a AAA Response member in Merrivale reporting a grass fire on the N3 near Zeederberg Road. Pmb Fire Station and Metro Police were informed and dispatched. While on route to the scene they were diverted as they came across another fire which warranted their attention. When they arrived

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  • Sometimes we have to put our hands on people’s shoulders

    Sometimes we have to put our hands on people’s shoulders0

    Thought for the Day! Sometimes we have to put our hands on people’s shoulders, or our arms around them and make decisions for them as they can’t see through the pain, and in turn the pain that is hurting others. Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD #TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #Thought_for_the_Day  #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App

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  • Stolen Truck Recovered

    Stolen Truck Recovered0

    Dispatcher Files An Isuzu truck, after being flagged by one of our cameras in Sasolburg for being a stolen vehicle, was pulled over on a roadblock which had been set up on the R59. It was then impounded by Sasolburg SAPS for further investigation, and the driver arrested. Well done to all members involved. TrackBox

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  • KZN Countryside Murders – In Review

    KZN Countryside Murders – In Review0

    The murder of any human being is unthinkable and in our country with it’s 60 million residents, we have one of the highest murder rates worldwide.  The VCAT (Violent Crimes and Technology) unit deals with many cases at any given time, providing different kinds of support where needed. In the Burgen Thorne (50) matter, the

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  • For any project to succeed it takes teamwork

    For any project to succeed it takes teamwork0

    Thought for the Day! For any project to succeed it takes teamwork. We must understand that it’s not just about who has your back but about who is going to be in your peloton to help thrust you forward, protect you, help you rest while still on the move, break the headwind, and more…  Even

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  • Theft of hired equipment and tools

    Theft of hired equipment and tools0

    Dispatcher Files In the early morning hours a vehicle which had been involved in the theft of hired equipment and tools to the value of R200,000 passed a SNIPR camera on the Bluff.  The relevant security members in the area were alerted, as well as SAPS, and soon thereafter the vehicle was stopped and the

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  • A Mercedes coupe was recovered

    A Mercedes coupe was recovered0

    Dispatcher Files A Mercedes coupe was recovered recently after intensive police action and surveillance by CPF Sasolburg, Sasolburg SAPS VCIU and Vereeniging SAPS.  The vehicle was spotted on the SNIPR cameras moving around the area, and came up positive on the SAPS system. All members were alerted and observed the vehicle’s movements. The driver realised

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  • Service Delivery Monitoring

    Service Delivery Monitoring0

    Stores with 4.7 (Average)ERPC Operations 4.5VCAT Operatives 4.8 Admin 4.8  This means we are at top performance levels with only human error, misunderstandings, or technophobia that occur from time to time. This said, I know we have user experience shortfalls on the platform, and we have problem-solved most of these in future updates. Well done to

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  • A rhythmic force of nature

    A rhythmic force of nature0

    Thought for the Day! An algorithm, not limited to computer processing, is a rhythmic force of nature created by human intelligence and measured by humanity. Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD #TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #Thought_for_the_Day  #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • 78 year-old suffered a heart attack

    78 year-old suffered a heart attack0

    Dispatcher Files Recently I received a panic activation from a AAA Response member who asked me to please contact a local private hospital as she was on her way transporting a 78 year-old male patient that she suspected may have suffered a heart attack. I quickly called the hospital briefing them on the situation. A

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  • It takes great courage and trust to be a follower

    It takes great courage and trust to be a follower0

    Thought for the Day! It takes great courage and trust to be a follower and to know that your leader will not lead you on the wrong track, even unintentionally. Followers depend on good leadership because they are not responsible for the singular but rather the collective effort. This said, a true leader leaves no

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  • Flat Tyre on highway late one night

    Flat Tyre on highway late one night0

    Dispatcher Files On my early morning shift I received a AAA Response activation from a member who was driving from Krugersdorp to Pretoria and whose vehicle had suffered a flat tyre.  The member had all the tools necessary but for safety reasons was afraid to get out of the vehicle. He unfortunately did not have

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  • A big “Well done!”

    A big “Well done!”0

    Dispatcher Files While on a recent night shift I received an alert for a Mazda Rustler bakkie which passed a SNIPR™ camera near Eshowe and was marked as wanted. Mfezi Security working with Eshowe SAPS were alerted and quickly intercepted the vehicle, taking one suspect into custody and impounded the vehicle. A big “Well done!”

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  • Too many options, too many distractions!

    Too many options, too many distractions!0

    Thought for the Day! Too many options, too many distractions!Limit what you do based on your productive and personal investments in skill, time and money. Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD #TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #Thought_for_the_Day  #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED

    STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED0

    Dispatcher Files A vehicle which was flagged as a wanted vehicle on the @SNIPR system passed a SNIPR camera heading toward Piet Retief on the N2. The SAPS members in the area were alerted to the fact that the vehicle was heading in their direction, and in an excellent effort of teamwork their officers set

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  • MEDICAL EMERGENCY- experiencing severe stomach cramps

    MEDICAL EMERGENCY- experiencing severe stomach cramps0

    Dispatcher Files I recently received a call from a AAA Response member explaining that his son was experiencing severe stomach cramps and had been vomiting since midday. The parents of the 26 year-old man wanted to know what they could do. I advised them that I could send an ambulance to stabilise him and give

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  • Take Action on Dreams

    Take Action on Dreams0

    Thought for the Day! I wake up every day to take action on my dreams because I am so excited to make them a shared reality for our world; and of course we must not confuse dreams with getting stuff done, which equals hard, but extremely enjoyable work! Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world

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  • Toyota Corolla triggered, Stopped & Recovered

    Toyota Corolla triggered, Stopped & Recovered0

    Dispatcher Files Shortly after starting my night recently, a stolen Toyota Corolla triggered a @SNIPR camera in the Mtunzini area.  I confirmed that security members were aware of the vehicle’s location and shortly thereafter @Z2 Security and the Umfolozi SAPS Flying Squad stopped the vehicle on the R102 and took possession of it, arresting one

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  • Our track record has left deep, impressionable marks.

    Our track record has left deep, impressionable marks.0

    Thought for the Day! Our track record has left deep, impressionable marks on thousands of lives.Still, we could never have achieved this without our pioneering technology, teamwork, gifts, skills, talents and the deep connecting friendships that believe in collaboration! Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD #TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #Thought_for_the_Day  #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • Pensioner Falls Down

    Pensioner Falls Down0

    Dispatcher Files During a recent day shift one of our elderly AAA Response members in Kloof called for assistance as her neighbour had fallen and was unable to get up. She and another neighbour had both attempted to assist the woman, to no avail. I gathered her information and dispatched  @Netcare 911 to assist as

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  • The effects of cutting down on community safety and security costs during the Covid-19 Lockdown

    The effects of cutting down on community safety and security costs during the Covid-19 Lockdown0

    LOCKDOWN AND COMMUNITY DISMANTLING 2020-05-07 Since the beginning of the nationwide lockdown there is no doubt that crime figures are down, but so are people’s energy levels and the ability to plan for their future. Social distancing and staying at home has also reduced alarm monitoring needs and created the perception that armed response and

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  • Unpacking a handshake of friends!

    Unpacking a handshake of friends!0

    Yesterday, Netcare 3 based at KZN’s Virginia Airport was dispatched to pick up a young child in desperate need of a transplant. The white Bell 222 (Airwolf) was used (the helicopter can be seen on the left). The team flew him to Harrismith where Netcare 7, a Bell 407 (seen in the background on the

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  • Experiencing abdominal pains and condition worsening

    Experiencing abdominal pains and condition worsening0

    Dispatcher Files On one of my first night shifts I received a call from one of our members seeking help as his wife was experiencing abdominal pains and the tablets that she had taken were not helping and her condition was getting worse. I obtained all the details of the patient and was able to

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  • A message to the Investigating Officer

    A message to the Investigating Officer0

    You have access to some of the best tools available, in perfect balance, and primed to go for the jugular on crime in both urban and rural South Africa, and it’s made up of the following key roleplayers: AfriForum, AgriSA, TAU, SNIPR ANPR, Netcare 911, VCAT – Violent Crimes and Technology Support (NPO), TrackBox Technologies

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  • We need to hold captive the hearts, minds and souls of every child on earth!

    We need to hold captive the hearts, minds and souls of every child on earth!0

    Thought for the Day! We need to hold captive the hearts, minds and souls of every child on earth!  We must all join them in their magical adventure and their journey through life. We need to zero in and teach them about moral fibre, but sadly also that our world is lost and needs direction.

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  • Removal of Snakes from yard

    Removal of Snakes from yard0

    Dispatcher Files I was very surprised when I received a call from a AAA Response member who needed assistance with removal of two snakes from his yard. It was surprising because most people believe that snakes are dangerous and will kill them when they come across them, even if it’s harmless. Though snakes are scary

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  • Let’s keep going!

    Let’s keep going!0

    Thought for the Day! If it rains, put on your running gumboots and let’s keep going! Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD #TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #Thought_for_the_Day  #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App

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  • Medical – Collapsed Conscious

    Medical – Collapsed Conscious0

    Dispatcher Files On my night shift I received a call from one of our AAA Response members informing me that his neighbour had fallen two days previously but was refusing to go to hospital for X-rays.  The neighbour had called him explaining that she was in so much pain that she could barely move and

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  • ROADSIDE ASSIST

    ROADSIDE ASSIST0

    Dispatcher Files I received an AAA Response App activation from a member just before the end of my day shift – his vehicle had a flat tyre at his place of residence. Although the vehicle was not immediately needed, the client wanted it repaired for use in case of emergency. As much as we are

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  • The universe often isolates us so we can look at our life

    The universe often isolates us so we can look at our life0

    Thought for the Day! I believe the universe often isolates us so we can look at our life map and the direction we need to choose to achieve our goals, and along the route we may hopefully discover our soul purpose and personal fulfilment dreams. Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD#TrackBox #SACAN

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  • March Medical Cases

    March Medical Cases0

    Dispatcher Files In the month of March we handled fifteen medical cases of differing types, four involving “collapsed conscious” patients and three cases of persons deceased.  As a team, we at the AAA Response ERPC (Emergency Response and Prevention Centre) control room do all in our power to attend to emergencies as quickly and efficiently

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  • Why lives are cut short by others or by disease and other tragedies

    Why lives are cut short by others or by disease and other tragedies0

    Thought for the Day! On the subject of death I can’t answer for myself on any level why lives are cut short by others or by disease and other tragedies, and in this respect I have to give way to one’s personal belief. What I can tell you is: I will never stop fighting with

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  • LOCKDOWN

    LOCKDOWN0

    Dispatcher Files To me, having the lockdown in our country is good, as many of our fellow South Africans realise that we must try to unite by staying apart for the duration of the lockdown, aiming toward beating the Coronavirus . Being a AAA Response Dispatcher in the ERPC (Emergency Response and Prevention Centre) Control

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  • Amazing how under lockdown there are so many more “life hours”

    Amazing how under lockdown there are so many more “life hours”0

    Thought for the Day! It’s truly amazing how under lockdown there are so many more “life hours” available compared to those in our “normal” busy lives; yet for me our organisation has improved in its teamwork, communication and daily interactions, simply because we realised that we needed to talk more, see each other more often

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  • Poaching cases during the national lockdown

    Poaching cases during the national lockdown0

    Dispatcher Files We have seen a slight increase in the number of poaching cases during the national lockdown and it is clear that poachers are taking advantage as they believe that they will slip under the radar and not be spotted or confronted.  Thus far for the month of April, we have had nearly double

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  • The positives of lockdown

    The positives of lockdown0

    Thought for the Day! I have decided to start taking note of the positive aspects to the lockdown, which are things that we will take on board and implement, even past lockdown rather, so that we remain positively moving forward, always…  Brian Jones (SA7) TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #Thought_for_the_Day  #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App

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  • Poaching with dogs has been an ongoing issue within the entire KwaZulu Natal

    Poaching with dogs has been an ongoing issue within the entire KwaZulu Natal0

    Dispatcher Files Poaching with dogs has been an ongoing issue within the entire KwaZulu Natal region for many years. Cases to date from the years 2018 to 2020 stand at 229 incidents for ‘poaching with dogs’ in our control room alone. We see that the hardest hit areas are those that are surrounded by farmlands

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  • We are all facing the issue of the Covid-19 pandemic

    We are all facing the issue of the Covid-19 pandemic0

    Dispatcher Files we are all facing the issue of the Covid-19 pandemic, and last week I received a call from a member asking about testing stations and Covid-19 itself.  It is a great pleasure to see how people are concerned about the Covid-19 virus and the lockdown, as it shows that people are willing to

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  • Get Behind the Wheel of the Impossible

    Get Behind the Wheel of the Impossible0

    Thought for the Day! Let’s get behind the wheel of the impossible and drive to the destination of possible! Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #Thought_for_the_Day  #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 2

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  • Toyota Hilux impounded and investigated

    Toyota Hilux impounded and investigated0

    Dispatcher Files Earlier this month a white Toyota Hilux went through a camera in central Joburg. SAPS, with assistance from local CPF members who quickly located the vehicle and managed to stop it were able to arrest one suspect, while another fled the scene. The vehicle was impounded and investigators will examine it for further

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  • PART 8: A GLOBAL VILLAGE

    PART 8: A GLOBAL VILLAGE0

    We have reached a stage at which countries are struggling for resources. This means we need to ‘self govern’ and not be the person who has to be governed due to irresponsibility.  Remember, we all have, as it were, a loaded gun, and can kill others by simply not listening. Now, more than ever we

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  • My children have taught me that role models are always watched

    My children have taught me that role models are always watched0

    Thought for the Day! My children have taught me that role models are always watched and asked one simple question: “Why?” This proves to me that understanding the “whys?” of our decisions is more important than anything else. Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #Thought_for_the_Day  #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • Stolen silver Chevy Spark

    Stolen silver Chevy Spark0

    Dispatcher Files Recently a SNIPR camera in the Johannesburg area picked up a stolen silver Chevy Spark that SAPS had loaded on the system at the Witbank Police station . An officer was dispatched to the general area where the vehicle was last seen but could unfortunately not find the vehicle. A few minutes later

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  • PART 7: TECHNOPHOBIA

    PART 7: TECHNOPHOBIA0

    Technophobia is a growing problem. We have moved into an age of digital technology and need to help one another, ask questions and lean on one other. The facts are that we all stand on the shoulders of technology, and three of the greatest human beings I know, and who are never seen by the

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  • In the month of March we had 53 cases of roadside assistance

    In the month of March we had 53 cases of roadside assistance0

    Dispatcher Files Advanced CoDriver Assistance In the month of March we had 53 cases of roadside assistance, traffic accidents and other road-related incidents. We work very hard to assist our members in their time of need which could range from an accident to mechanical failure of their vehicle. Many of these incidents were made easier

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  • PART 6: NATIONAL STATE OF DISASTER

    PART 6: NATIONAL STATE OF DISASTER0

    The 2002 Disaster Management Act facilitates coordination, mitigation and recovery following a disaster, defined as a “natural or human-caused occurrence that causes disease, damage to property, infrastructure or the environment, or disruption of the life of a community”. Every aspect of human interaction will be governed while the national state of disaster is in effect,

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  • The sun always shines on the successes

    The sun always shines on the successes0

    Thought for the Day! The sun always shines on the success of the dreams and passions of every passing generation in the world. Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #Thought_for_the_Day  #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 2

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  • Wanted vehicle triggered one of our SNIPR cameras

    Wanted vehicle triggered one of our SNIPR cameras0

    Dispatcher Files Earlier this month a wanted vehicle triggered one of our @SNIPR cameras in the South of JHB. Guardian Angel Security was alerted and the vehicle was tracked, observed and subsequently stopped. The vehicle and two suspects were taken to SAPS Booysens for further investigation.  Thanks to all who assisted. Brilliant TEAMWORK all round.

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  • PART 5: UBUNTU

    PART 5: UBUNTU0

    Ubuntu is a word that is used a lot in South Africa but it seemed like it had faded over the past few years with political in-fighting, corruption and those in power simply losing direction. We wake up daily to updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, and to make a bad situation worse, the South African

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  • Make it Matter

    Make it Matter0

    Thought for the Day! In a recent friendship discussion, something came up which I just love, so I wanted to share it as a collective thought for the day… “I am amazed at this lockdown and the positive things that are emerging. I am operating on the mantra of make it matter. We are unlikely

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  • PART 4: STAYING STRONG

    PART 4: STAYING STRONG0

    I also know now, more than ever, that this is the time to focus on each other and our hopes and dreams for the future. So many good things will come from this if we keep calm, follow the safety protocols and see it through to the end. Our government is doing all it can

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  • PART 3: GENERATION 11 – update

    PART 3: GENERATION 11 – update0

    Part of my responsibility to South Africa is the ongoing development of our Generation 11 platform, which along with the team I am hoping will drive things to that positive tipping point that all of us have been working towards. Our developers are working round the clock to reach that point.  We have put forward

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  • Stolen Toyota Corolla Verso

    Stolen Toyota Corolla Verso0

    Dispatcher Files Recently, the UCSI (Umgeni Community Safety Initiative) received a hit on one of their @SNIPR cameras for a stolen Toyota Corolla Verso entering the Howick area. Moving quickly, UCSI informed Knight Security andBallid Security who operate in the area, as well as SAPS.  Knight Security located and intercepted the vehicle in Howick CBD,

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  • PART 2: AAA Response Services

    PART 2: AAA Response Services0

    Essential Service Providers during Covid-19 Lockdown  The primary function of the Together SA CAN (NPO) ERPC (Emergency Response & Prevention Centre) is to facilitate and coordinate emergency responses to any emergency, anywhere in South Africa. AAA Response, for Anything! Anytime! Anywhere! As such, Together SA CAN (NPO) is listed as an essential service and will

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  • We are in it to win it…

    We are in it to win it…0

    Thought for the Day! We are in it to win it, through teamwork for our country and nation… Precious lives are in our hands… Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #Thought_for_the_Day  #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • Beaten up by community members

    Beaten up by community members0

    Dispatcher Files It was during my day shift a few weeks ago that I received a call from a member in Durban for his employee who had been beaten up by community members to such an extent that he couldn’t walk. I called him and he advised that he just needed SAPS to come out.

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  • PART 1: COVID-19

    PART 1: COVID-190

    Breaking Through! Dear South African Family,  Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have to stop and write about a worldwide pandemic, let alone work on the need to adapt our AAA-Response Platform to accommodate such an emergency.  The Covid-19 coronavirus has taken the world by surprise and governments and emergency services

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  • Patient with possible heart attack.

    Patient with possible heart attack.0

    Dispatcher Files Recently while on night shift in the early evening I received a call regarding an elderly male patient with severe chest pains indicating a possible heart attack.  Being as brief as possible I confirmed the correct address and dispatched @Netcare to the scene. I then called the family member on scene to assure

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  • Everything in this world has a number.

    Everything in this world has a number.0

    Thought for Day! Everything in this world has a number attached to it. It’s just how you work with the numbers that determines who you really are. Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #Thought_for_the_Day  #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • Public Disorder/Protests

    Public Disorder/Protests0

    Dispatcher Files South Africans have in recent months experienced many traffic delays, disruptions and at times total road closures brought about by protests, riots and incidents of public violence. These protests are invariably related to service delivery, education and social issues, and an estimated 80% of protests involve violence. On my morning shift I received

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  • Covid-19 update

    Covid-19 update0

    In line with the call to action from our President, all our websites have been updated so that we are all communicating from one centralised voice.  Together SA CAN (NPO) has also been listed as an essential service and will continue to operate during the national 21-day lockdown I want to take this opportunity to

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  • Some of the greatest university lectures are the ones that come from life itself

    Some of the greatest university lectures are the ones that come from life itself0

    Thought for the day! I have learned that some of the greatest university lectures are the ones that come from life itself. There are just so many magic moments in each daily human interaction, task and conversation that can teach us so much if we are open to lessons they present. Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC

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  • Diabetic Emergency

    Diabetic Emergency0

    Dispatcher Files At 17:05 a AAA Response (TrackBox) member phoned in to say that they were at the Kruger National Park with a 65 year-old male who was a high risk heart patient and highly diabetic. He was on tablets to help with his condition but was experiencing difficulty and in a state of distress.

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  • Missing Person, last seen in hired car

    Missing Person, last seen in hired car0

    Dispatcher Files Received a call from a AAA Response (TrackBox) member in Bloemfontein reporting a missing person. He was last seen at around 8 a.m. the previous day and was travelling from Welkom to Bloemfontein in a hired car. A description of the person was obtained and a local alert was sent out onto the

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  • Get used to your Perfection

    Get used to your Perfection0

    Thought for the Day! Friends, in my eyes, heart and soul, you are just perfect. You were born that way so get used to your perfection, gifts and talents, even when you push past perfection to human error. It just reminds me that’s why we back each other up! Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National &

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  • Man Stabbed

    Man Stabbed0

    Dispatcher Files A call came in from a AAA Response (TrackBox) member in the eMbo area, regarding a 39 year-old male who had been stabbed in the back and was bleeding profusely. I established the nearest landmark to enable emergency services to get there as soon as possible. When I called the member again he

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  • Perfection is just a limiting factor of our own making

    Perfection is just a limiting factor of our own making0

    Thought for the Day! Perfection is just a limiting factor of our own making, so why not simply push past it to see what is next? We all know that once you give something a label, it becomes that very thing… Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #Thought_for_the_Day #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App

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  • Why I chose Telegram to support our communications, platforms and organisations.

    Why I chose Telegram to support our communications, platforms and organisations.0

    Why I chose TELEGRAM and TELEGRAM X for our work at VCAT (Violent Crimes and Technology Support), Together SA CAN (NPO) and TrackBox Technologies (Pty) Ltd I have had a few calls asking about Telegram and Telegram X regarding security and other features. Attached* is a great article that answers all the questions.  The unacceptably

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  • Common Assault

    Common Assault0

    Dispatcher Files An AfriForum 911 – AAA-Response member in Pretoria called the ERPC to report that a man had assaulted his neighbour and was now shouting and threatening his children at their home.  I dispatched SAPS with ETA of about 10 – 15 minutes. The member updated accordingly and said he was on his way

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  • House robbery / Murder

    House robbery / Murder0

    Dispatcher Files On my early morning shift I received an alert about a robbery in the Howick area where two suspects had gained entry into a home via the bathroom window. One victim was shot while the other was tied up and left unharmed.  The suspects stole two televisions and a safe and fled in

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  • Covid-19 Pandemic: Emergency Protocol and AAA-Response Report update

    Covid-19 Pandemic: Emergency Protocol and AAA-Response Report update0

    For those of you who remember the foot and mouth disaster, and the total lockdown of communities, spraying vehicles and persons – that is only a glimpse of what we are dealing with now. I remember doing long shifts, special duties (SAPS) for months (18 months at the time).  Do not underestimate the challenge that

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  • Attempted Hijacking

    Attempted Hijacking0

    DIspatcher FIles We received an emergency activation regarding an attempted hijacking incident in Pinetown. Shots had been fired by the suspects who were driving a Mercedes-Benz but fortunately no-one was injured and they failed to get away with the victim’s vehicle. I dispatched SAPS Pinetown to attend the scene, fortunately one of their patrol vans

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  • Not all human connections will be formed perfectly

    Not all human connections will be formed perfectly0

    Thought for the Day! Remember, not all human connections will be formed perfectly. Hurt or damaged connections will take time to repair or never repair at all. This is true of human nature and life’s consequences but one thing is for sure – you will continue to live and grow. Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National

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  • Victim of a Money Scam

    Victim of a Money Scam0

    Dispatcher Files One of our AAA Response (TrackBox) members recently informed us that he had almost become the victim of a money scam. He belonged to a large organisation which had recently signed up a new member. Within a week of signing up, the new “member” informed him that his sister had accidentally deposited a

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  • Living now for the lives of the people whom you serve

    Living now for the lives of the people whom you serve0

    Though for the Day! If you are not living now for the lives of the people whom you serve, you will never be able to fully connect and know what needs to be done for them in the future! Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • Disturbing the Peace

    Disturbing the Peace0

    Dispatcher Files Noise pollution is a growing problem and many residents are stumped as to what to do about excessive noise, whether this is due to noisy neighbours or other sources, such as business or industrial activity. One of our AAA Response (TrackBox) members in Gauteng called in to report that residents of a neighbouring

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  • Building on Fire

    Building on Fire0

    Dispatcher Files 11:08 – On my morning shift I received a call from a AAA Response (TrackBox) Member to say that a building was on fire in Pinetown.11:11 – No injuries were reported and it was confirmed that firefighters were already on scene trying to bring the fire under control and that Netcare911 were also

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  • Pride in someone else’s success

    Pride in someone else’s success0

    Pride in someone else’s success is more important than jealousy, especially when it’s a friend you treasure! Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD #TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 4

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  • Bank Account Hacked

    Bank Account Hacked0

    Dispatcher Files I received a call from one of our members explaining that a large sum of money had been withdrawn from his son’s account. His son had never used online banking and he had not given anyone his PIN so the cause was unknown at the time.  During the investigation, it was found that

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  • Do you have a personal media representative?

    Do you have a personal media representative?0

    Thought for the Day! I firmly believe that the public does not realise that the media are only as good as the information they receive. They are the most important information supplier for our nation – the greatest leaders in communication to our global village – but it all starts with you. – Brian Jones

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  • Attempted Suicide

    Attempted Suicide0

    Dispatcher Files Shortly after starting my night shift I received a call informing me of an attempted suicide. The female victim had taken an overdose of pills and was semi-conscious. A family member said that she had been suffering from depression and had recently been discharged from a hospital which treated psychiatric patients. I immediately

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  • Hit and Run Incident

    Hit and Run Incident0

    Dispatcher Files Springs (Gauteng) – A AAA Response (TrackBox) Member activated his app to report a hit and run incident that had just occurred. A male pedestrian had been knocked over and the vehicle in question had fled the scene. I immediately dispatched @Netcare911. . I then called Springs SAPS and informed them, providing them

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  • Imagine what one light can do.

    Imagine what one light can do.0

    Thought for the Day! I was recently stopped in a department store by a lady who was holding a R199.00 rechargeable light in her hands. Considering whether or not to buy it, She asked me how it worked and how it charged. She told me her children needed to study and load shedding meant that

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  • A cousin never returned home one evening

    A cousin never returned home one evening0

    Dispatcher Files Information came to us regarding a lady who was reported missing. She had been walking to a church meeting and had sent a concerning message to a family member after noticing a vehicle driving slowly a few paces behind her.  We managed to contact the family member in question and she confirmed that

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  • AAA-Livestock Assistance

    AAA-Livestock Assistance0

    This new button can be found under “Report” and has been developed based on the learnings that have come from the Edwin Mapstone Murder (31st March 2017). It is very clear that across South Africa tension builds when livestock is stolen, missing or impounded by the authorities. This button is a free service to all

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  • Soul-connecting Eye Contact

    Soul-connecting Eye Contact0

    Thought for the Day! I deeply enjoy human beings who speak with confidence, soul-connecting eye contact, humble pride and beaming joy; and this has nothing to do with age… Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world | https://t.me/BriansPD #TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App

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  • Shopping Centre – Robbery in Progress

    Shopping Centre – Robbery in Progress0

    Dispatcher Files A AAA Response (TrackBox) member called our ERPC to report a robbery in progress at a shopping centre in Newcastle.  There were four suspects, three of them armed with handguns and one standing outside with a rifle.A getaway vehicle was seen, and the description given to SAPS who sent a unit to the

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  • Suspicious Vehicle Spotted and Reported

    Suspicious Vehicle Spotted and Reported0

    Dispatcher Files While on my day-shift I received a voice note alert from a AAA Response (TrackBox) member informing us that a suspicious vehicle had been spotted in Kloof.  The member had utilised the GPS Voice Note on his AAA Response (TrackBox) app. This feature allows a user to record a voice note of up

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  • TrackBox – AAA Response App

    TrackBox – AAA Response App0

    The AAA Response (TrackBox) service is a singular platform that connects South Africans to most branches of emergency services country-wide. We launched Together SA CAN back in 2003 with the goal of uniting all emergency services role players into “South Africa’s 911 emergency system.” In 2013 we established it as a non-profit company whose primary

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  • A reflection from Greg Solik

    A reflection from Greg Solik0

    On the 17th of February 2020 Greg Solik shared the following reflection: “Today marks the 3rd anniversary of the passing of our parents. Although the days are full with the richness of my own family life, and I feel that a new season has arrived, there is still a quiet river of sadness than runs

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  • Collapsed – unconscious

    Collapsed – unconscious0

    Dispatcher Files One of our AAA Response (TrackBox) members activated their AAA Response app to advise that a 28 year-old male had collapsed on a beach in Amanzimtoti and asked if we could assist with an ambulance. I called our emergency members in the area and within ten minutes an ambulance was on scene to

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  • Shared Dream for our Nation

    Shared Dream for our Nation0

    Thought for the Day! The greatest leader we can have in life is the personal, shared dream for our nation and the world which always wins, hands down, because it offers the greatest advice, warmth, love, peace, encouragement and timeless passion. Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/ | https://t.me/BriansPD#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App

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  • Road Safety and Flood Risks for Drivers and Pedestrians

    Road Safety and Flood Risks for Drivers and Pedestrians0

    Dispatcher Files At this time of year the chances of flooding are high. Precautions should therefore be taken in wet weather when driving on the freeway, approaching bridges, river crossings and roads which are known to flood. Be aware of the following: Flash floods Debris Standing water Aquaplaning Be vigilant at night when water hazards

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  • Six Suspects Caught with Furniture stolen at a Farm

    Six Suspects Caught with Furniture stolen at a Farm0

    OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER : KWAZULU-NATAL DURBAN: 11 February 2020 – Between 8 and 9 February 2020, a farm house situated in Vryheid was broken into by the unknown persons. The suspects gained entry through a window and door before items inside the home were stolen. A case of burglary was opened at Vryheid SAPS for

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  • Defining true love on Valentine’s Day

    Defining true love on Valentine’s Day0

    I am not sure if this is for everyone, but the hardest thing I ever had to deal with was understanding love. I believe this is the key underlying quality in every aspect of my life including work – to love what I do.  Over the years I have developed my own ways of expressing

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  • Never let go of your steering wheel

    Never let go of your steering wheel0

    Thought for the Day! Never let go of your steering wheel because it’s better to drive alone on a lonely road of your choice and with your own adventure than to be in a car filled with fools, driving at a high speed on the wrong road. Trust me, it always ends in a terrible

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  • Elderly lady suffers a fall

    Elderly lady suffers a fall0

    Dispatcher Files Recently I had a AAA-Response (TrackBox) member phone in, telling us that his grandmother had fallen. She was not only a very delicate lady but she also had a pacemaker. This meant that high levels of stress or anxiety could cause complications for her.  We responded ASAP and dispatched an ambulance for her

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  • Community decisions

    Community decisions0

    Thought for the Day! Community decisions are made with or without you; never forget that. Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • Drug Dealing

    Drug Dealing0

    Dispatcher Files A AAA-Response (TrackBox) member called to inform us that he had spotted a vehicle in his neighbourhood, the occupants of which were suspected to be involved in drug dealing.  We called SAPS immediately to investigate  but by the time they arrived the vehicle had moved out of the area. Drug dealers are operating

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  • Snake Removal

    Snake Removal0

    Dispatcher Files Among the many categories of assistance that we offer to our AAA Response (TrackBox) members, “snake and bee removal” is on the list. The high summer months mean that snakes become very active and as a result we receive many callouts which are then referred to the approved snake handler for the area

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  • Pay attention to what matters the most to you

    Pay attention to what matters the most to you0

    Thought for the Day! Pay attention to what matters the most to you. The rest of the world simply has advice to help you which may or may not be in your best interest. Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • Testimonial – Alexis Barrell

    Testimonial – Alexis Barrell0

    Alexis Barrell recommends Together SA CAN (Community Action Network) with the following words:  “If I press my AAA-Response App (TrackBox) panic button by mistake and turn it off straight away, they are so incredibly efficient and alert – I will get a call back immediately from an operator who addresses me by name and asks

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  • Medical – Gun Safety Tips

    Medical – Gun Safety Tips0

    Dispatcher Files In late December we received an urgent call from a member informing us that a police officer had accidentally shot himself in the stomach while cleaning his gun. He was rushed to hospital and underwent an emergency operation. On January 2nd we received the sad news that he had succumbed to his injuries. 

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  • A new start

    A new start0

    Thought for the Day! A new start, a new beginning has no time stamp – it’s simply a choice. Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • Hello TrackBox and Together SA CAN Family!

    Hello TrackBox and Together SA CAN Family!0

    Hello AAA Response (TrackBox) and Together SA CAN (NPO) Family! So, I am officially back from leave and really looking forward to serving you and our country in 2020.  I am just touching base with you as it’s my first day back at the Passion Desk.  Whilst I am working hard for us all, can

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  • Missing person in the Eshowe area

    Missing person in the Eshowe area0

    Dispatcher Files With the current economic climate, high unemployment numbers and company retrenchments, great pressure is placed upon many families and individuals Reasons for people going missing can include mental illness, miscommunication, misadventure, domestic violence, or being a victim of crime.   At 10:00 in the morning, I received a call regarding a missing person in

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  • ATM Robbery

    ATM Robbery0

    Dispatcher Files We received a call from a TrackBox AAA Response member to say that he had been robbed after drawing cash from an ATM in a local shopping centre. After completing the transaction he was approached by unknown individuals and robbed of his wallet. Within minutes he received an SMS notifying him that R5000

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  • Thinkers, Talkers and Doers

    Thinkers, Talkers and Doers0

    Thought for the Day! It’s amazing how some people spend their time thinking, then taking action and getting stuff done. Others criticize and judge but do little else. And then of course, there are the fence sitters who take the “safe” middle road.  At TrackBox we believe in taking action and getting things done. We

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  • Loitering is an Offence

    Loitering is an Offence0

    Dispatcher Files A TrackBox AAA Response member called in to report a man who was loitering on the verge of her property. The local security company was then called to do a patrol and look out for this individual. A short while afterwards the lady called back to say that the loiterer had jumped the

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  • Stepfather arrested for murder of three-year-old

    Stepfather arrested for murder of three-year-old0

    OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER : KWAZULU-NATAL DURBAN–  Criminals always have an excuse for their evil deeds when it’s time to face the law. This is what a 29-year-old man did after he assaulted his girlfriend and brutally murdered his stepchild at Esigangeni in Nongoma. He claims that he was drunk and was not in his right

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  • Anything – Anytime – Anywhere

    Anything – Anytime – Anywhere0

    Thought for the Day! AAA = Anything! Anytime! Anywhere! These are not just words and a tagline, they represent a value system and a way of life. We give AAA passion, AAA Service and we serve all. This is a simple philosophy and a reflection of a loving family. Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox

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  • Release of SAPS Safer Festive Season Report

    Release of SAPS Safer Festive Season Report0

    MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE POLICE MINISTER GENERAL BHEKI CELE AT THE OCCASION OF THE RELEASE OF SAPS SAFER FESTIVE SEASON REPORT HOSTED IN DURBAN, KWAZULU-NATAL ON TUESDAY 21 JANUARY 2020 Deputy Minister of Police, Mr Cassel Mathale; National Commissioner of the SAPS, General Sithole; Deputy National Commissioner, Lt General Masemola Divisional Commissioners present KZN Provincial

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  • Motorcycle Accident

    Motorcycle Accident0

    Dispatcher Files A call came in from a TrackBox member to report a motorcycle accident that had just occurred on the N3 by the Paradise Valley bridge.  The bike had hit the barrier at high speed and the two riders had been thrown off. The @Netcare911 ambulance and ALS (Advanced Life Support) were immediately dispatched

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  • Armed Robbery: Home

    Armed Robbery: Home0

    Dispatcher Files At 2.20 p.m. we received information regarding a home robbery in progress in Pinetown. A gang of four males had forced their way into a residence in the quiet suburb of Manors, severely assaulting the female homeowner and getting away with a TV, laptop, PC & cellphone. The vehicle used by the robbers

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  • Depression and Despair breed Desperation

    Depression and Despair breed Desperation0

    Thought for the Day! Whilst a hungry stomach, a broken heart and an empty wallet are often some of the greatest lessons in life, the resultant depression and despair breed desperation – and desperate people do desperate things: they destroy themselves, their family, their community and our nation.  Let’s never forget our role to live,

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  • Communication Changes

    Communication Changes0

    Dear AAA Response App (TrackBox) and Together SA CAN (NPO) Member. Please be advised that we are making some changes to our communication approach and will be moving away from eMail communication for the time being.  Please join us on Telegram by clicking here: https://t.me/BriansPD to see all our latest news and releases or visit

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  • Numerous gunshots near a farm in Ashburton

    Numerous gunshots near a farm in Ashburton0

    Dispatcher Files On my afternoon shift I received a call from a TrackBox member to say that he had heard numerous gunshots near his farm in Ashburton, which he believed may have been a poaching incident in progress. I immediately made contact with SAPS Alexandra, giving them the details and contact number of the complainant.

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  • Pure health for the nation

    Pure health for the nation0

    Thought for the Day! We need a health food chain that focuses on pure health for the nation at a reasonable cost, with simple colour codes indicating how healthy each product is. MSG, sugar free, vitamins and other ingredients should be clearly stated, allowing the consumer to benefit from optimum body fuel, care, love and

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  • All of the staff were professional, but Angal(SA31) took an extra interest!

    All of the staff were professional, but Angal(SA31) took an extra interest!0

    Testimonial Dear TrackBox Team How do I even attempt to express my gratitude for the help you gave me and my family! November and December 2019 were difficult months for my family more than one way. Thank you for the help you gave us in taking my mom to hospital each time we needed to

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  • Accident in a Game Reserve

    Accident in a Game Reserve0

    Dispatcher Files Today I received a call from a gentleman saying that he had just witnessed an accident in one of the game reserves near Harrismith. The vehicle involved had four passengers, one of whom had suffered a head injury.  I called the reception desk of the reserve and asked if they could send a

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  • Four poachers with approximately ten dogs

    Four poachers with approximately ten dogs0

    Dispatcher Files KZN – Summerveld A AAA Response (TrackBox) member called the ERPC to report that there were four poachers with approximately ten dogs in the Summerveld area.  Hillcrest SAPS were contacted to assist with a van to go into the area and look for the poachers. The KZN Ezemvelo Honorary Officers were also notified

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  • Vehicle belonging to a missing person

    Vehicle belonging to a missing person0

    SNIPR™ in collaboration with TrackBox Technologies Randburg, GP  A vehicle belonging to a missing person from Ballito alerted at a shopping centre in the Randburg area. After determining that the person was still missing from Ballito, I contacted Linden SAPS to search for vehicle, however but it had unfortunately left the centre by the time

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  • What to do when a person goes missing

    What to do when a person goes missing0

    Dispatcher Files A young lady left her parents’ home without saying where she was going or when she would return. She had left her phone at home and had taken only her bag containing some clothing and personal effects. Upon realising that her daughter had left, the mother called the TrackBox ERPC to report her

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  • Android Cleanup!

    Android Cleanup!0

    Dispatcher Files While enjoying breakfast at a local coffee shop one Saturday morning, I noticed an elderly lady at the table next to mine who seemed to be struggling with her phone. On enquiring if she needed help, she said her phone was terribly slow and her airtime and data were being depleted very quickly.

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  • 10 life sentences for KZN rapists

    10 life sentences for KZN rapists0

    OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER : KWAZULU-NATAL DURBAN: 8 January 2020 – Detectives from Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit in the province wrapped up 2019 with a total of 10 life imprisonment and 51 years imprisonment to accused prosecuted for sexual-related offences from 1 to 31 December 2019. With a number of

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  • Always ready to help.

    Always ready to help.0

    Dispatcher Files Even when off duty, the duty of a dispatcher is the same, and that is: to help where help is needed. I was on one of my days off when I heard an elderly woman speaking to her friend about how unsafe she felt when out and about. On hearing this, I walked

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  • Trackbox supported a Snakebite victim with Mondi emergency protocols.

    Trackbox supported a Snakebite victim with Mondi emergency protocols.0

    TrackBox Technologies recently assisted our client @Mondigroup with a serious snake bite situation near New Hanover. See excerpts from their testimonial below. Thank you to @Mondi, @Netcare911 and all other roleplayers for the exceptional teamwork in this matter. Testimonial “Here is some festive noteworthy news . Mondi Emergency staff with Trackbox supported a Snakebite victim

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  • Poachers Caught (Hilton)

    Poachers Caught (Hilton)0

    Dispatcher Files On my afternoon shift at approximately 16:30 I received a call from a TrackBox member in Hilton who had heard the distress call of a buck. When he looked through his binoculars, he could see two handlers and their three hunting dogs which were attacking a duiker.  I alerted SAPS for the area

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  • Testimonial – Heilie

    Testimonial – Heilie0

    Excellent Serves! The staff is always friendly and on time . The app works wonderful! To all the staff that was on duty today (10/12/2019), thank you for singing Happy Birthday to me! It made my day! I would recommend this app to anyone and everyone! This is the best services I have received form

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  • Black Mamba!

    Black Mamba!0

    Dispatcher Files Early in my evening shift I received a call from a concerned TrackBox member in Forest Hills to report that they had a black mamba in their house. Needless to say, this was an emergency as the family were petrified at having such a dangerous reptile inside their living area. I immediately called

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  • Bakkie veers off road

    Bakkie veers off road0

    Dispatcher Files Today I worked late and only left the ERPC well after 8 p.m. It was dark and the rain was relentless with the mist adding to the mix.  After a quick grocery stop, we drove very carefully along the normal route home as the roads were slippery. There had been two accidents earlier

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  • Missing Adult – Luyanda Ngubane – Found Safe

    Missing Adult – Luyanda Ngubane – Found Safe0

    2020/01/04 IMICS: 0177/01/202020:07 MISSING PERSON PMB – Oribi Luyanda Ngubane a 19-year-old female, went missing on the 3rd of January 2019.She was last seen dressed in black skirt and navy top. She is ± 1.7 metres and weighs ± 70 kg. She has a light  skin complexion. A missing person’s case has been opened . If

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  • “TRACK ME” Feature

    “TRACK ME” Feature0

    Dispatcher Files Today I received a call from a TrackBox subscriber who was travelling from Howick to Joburg. She requested that she be phoned every hour so we set the reminder for her “Track Me” to alert every hour. Throughout the day we called her to make sure that she was okay. We chatted with

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  • Distress calls involving incidents of domestic violence

    Distress calls involving incidents of domestic violence0

    Dispatcher Files Occasionally we receive distress calls involving incidents of domestic violence. These are difficult to deal with as the member making the call may be in a very precarious situation and may not be able to talk freely. The South African Domestic Violence Act 1998 defines domestic violence as: physical, sexual, emotional, verbal or

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  • A Very Happy New Year and all the best for 2020

    A Very Happy New Year and all the best for 20200

    From all of us at Together SA CAN, TrackBox Technologies and Brian’s Passionate Desk We wish you a very happy new year and all the best for 2020, be sure to read Brian’s message for 2020 here – https://bpd.trackbox.world/2019/12/31/2020-new-years-message-from-brian-jones/ TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • 2020 New Year’s Message From Brian Jones

    2020 New Year’s Message From Brian Jones0

    TrackBox Technologies NPO/SA CAN I have learned that when there is no way out, look inwards and to each other! 2019 was a year full of challenges and I believe the year ahead will be our best yet, with 20/20 tunnel-vision clarity, teamwork, heart, love, care, compassion and empathy in our life-saving emergency service work.

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  • A VW Polo stolen in June picked up on the SNIPR™

    A VW Polo stolen in June picked up on the SNIPR™0

    Dispatcher Files Eshowe, KZN:  06:50 – A VW Polo, stolen on 29 June 2019, was picked up on the SNIPR™ Automatic Number Plate Recognition System in the Eshowe area. SAPS Eshowe and security companies were immediately alerted to be on the lookout for this vehicle as it headed along the R66 road. 07:57 – I

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  • STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED

    STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED0

    Dispatcher Files De Deur, Jhb. GP 11:04 – An Isuzu truck, stolen on 4th December, was picked up on the SNIPR™ Automatic Number Plate Recognition System in the De Deur area. SAPS De Deur were immediately alerted to be on the lookout for this truck as it headed along the R557 and R82 roads. 11:20

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  • We wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year!

    We wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year!0

    From all of us at Together SA CAN, TrackBox Technologies and Brian’s Passionate Desk We wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year! TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 2

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  • Friends successes have left a golden path laced with knowledge & life lessons…

    Friends successes have left a golden path laced with knowledge & life lessons…0

    Thought for the Day! There are so many friends I have not yet met, yet I am working with them now indirectly from a distance… Their successes have left a golden path laced with knowledge, life lessons, books and so much to glean that one must wonder why the world repeats so many mistakes after

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  • Emergency Dispatcher

    Emergency Dispatcher0

    Dispatcher Files As an emergency dispatcher, our aim is to give you the best and most effective help and service that you may possibly need. When you phone in or activate your TrackBox app, we are your ‘calm’ amidst the ‘crazy’ that you are experiencing.  We are also human but we know exactly what you

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  • Stopping vehicle shortly after the alert was received.

    Stopping vehicle shortly after the alert was received.0

    Dispatcher Files Durban North, KZN: On a Monday morning, a vehicle alert came up on the SNIPR Automatic Number Plate Recognition System in Durban North. The vehicle (Toyota Etios) was checked as positive (stolen) on the SAPS database. Marshall Security were aware of the alert and responded swiftly, stopping the vehicle shortly after the alert

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  • Creating employment

    Creating employment0

    Thought for the Day! One of my greatest successes is creating employment and turning employees into friends in the little empire that we share. – Brian Jones Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 2

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  • A stolen Toyota flagged…

    A stolen Toyota flagged…0

    Dispatcher Files  Fort Beaufort, EC:  A stolen Toyota was flagged on the SNIPR™ Automatic Number Plate Recognition System and the vehicle details circulated by Atlas Security. The vehicle was later spotted by an alert off-duty policeman who followed it until backup arrived. Members were able to pull the vehicle over, however the driver made his

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  • Unlock this potential…

    Unlock this potential…0

    Thought for the Day! There is greatness in every human being on this planet. Some unlock this potential, some never see it, some ignore it… The truth is, some are so focused on survival that their gifts are just waiting for you to help unlock them, and when you do, something magical happens – a

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  • A Visit to the Bushveld – Thula Thula Private Game Reserve

    A Visit to the Bushveld – Thula Thula Private Game Reserve0

    Press Release Recently, TrackBox Technologies/ Together SA CAN (NPO) CEO Brian Jones (SA7), ERPC Manager Angal (SA31) and myself, Michael (SA37), went on a trip to the Thula Thula Private Game Reserve in KZN to assist with loading the AAA Response (TrackBox) app onto phones belonging to some of the staff members there, including the

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  • Dangerous driving

    Dangerous driving0

    Dispatcher Files During my Saturday mid-morning shift I received a call from a TrackBox member who reported a vehicle that was driving recklessly in the Pinetown area. The driver was an elderly lady who appeared to be in a state of mental distress and it was clear that she needed to be stopped so as

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  • In your presence for a little while

    In your presence for a little while0

    Thought for the Day! I might be in your presence for a little while, but I will always hold you in my heart and think of you with my soul, forever. – Brian Jones Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • MISSING ADULT KZN – Queensburgh (Buffels Bosch)

    MISSING ADULT KZN – Queensburgh (Buffels Bosch)0

    2019/12/12IMICS: 0997/12/201910:15 MISSING ADULTKZN – Queensburgh (Buffels Bosch) A 47 year-old adult, Bruce Naidu, has been missing from the Buffels Bosch area since Tuesday, 10 December. Bruce was wearing blue jeans, a blue denim shirt and blue denim jacket. If you have any information on his whereabouts, contact SAPS Malvern on 0314899619 or TrackBox on

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  • Recognised our team for their hard work and dedication

    Recognised our team for their hard work and dedication0

    This past weekend we had our team Christmas parties and recognised our team for their hard work and dedication over the past year’ TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • Unwitting buyer of a stolen vehicle

    Unwitting buyer of a stolen vehicle0

    Dispatcher Files Uvongo, KZN: On a Sunday afternoon, a vehicle alerted on the SNIPR™ Automatic Number Plate Recognition System in the Uvongo area. The vehicle was checked and found to be positive (stolen) on the SAPS system. The vehicle was stopped and on questioning the driver it was found that it had been sold to

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  • Controllers singing Happy Birthday to Heila Du Bruyn

    Controllers singing Happy Birthday to Heila Du Bruyn0

    Our ERPC controllers wanted to do something special for one of our most regular TrackMe clients for their birthday Heila Du Bruyn activates her TrackBox app every morning and evening as she leaves for work. TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 3

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  • I have learned that if the head rules the heart

    I have learned that if the head rules the heart0

    Thought for the Day! I have learned that if the head rules the heart, then the soul must rule both in balance. This is the number one rule on your journey. – Brian Jones Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App

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  • Stolen vehicle near Sterkstroom0

    Dispatcher File Queenstown, EC: A vehicle was reported stolen and an alert put out on the SNIPR™ Automatic Number Plate Recognition System.Atlas Security received the alert and immediately notified Queenstown rural detectives and Atlas response units. SAPS REPORT – an alert of a stolen vehicle near Sterkstroom was received. SAPS officers were dispatched to the

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  • MISSING CHILD   KZN – Richards Bay – Update Found Safe

    MISSING CHILD KZN – Richards Bay – Update Found Safe0

    Update Found Safe 2019/12/04IMICS: 0380/12/201920:37 MISSING CHILD KZN – Richards Bay A 17 year-old child, Mbali Mavimbela, has been missing from the Richards Bay area since Thursday, 28 November. Mbali was wearing a red top, blue jeans and flip flops. If you have any information on her whereabouts, contact SAPS Richards Bay on 0359012475 or

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  • When you don’t know where to turn, turn to us.

    When you don’t know where to turn, turn to us.0

    Dispatcher Files Today, I received a call from a lady saying that her sister had just passed away in her sleep. She was distraught. The news quickly reached her mother and she also broke down. This, in turn, caused her to slip into a continuous state of panic. Their sister and loving daughter had been

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  • Testimonial – Moving a frail person.

    Testimonial – Moving a frail person.0

    “I just wanted to send you this e-mail to express my gratitude for the help that you and your team provided me in our hour of need. Getting my mom who had a fracture due to osteoporosis to hospital was further complicated by the damage to my sliding gate which resulted in the gate not opening

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  • Growing pains

    Growing pains0

    Thought for the Day! Growing pains really do hurt but then again so does old age; so I guess we must love the midlife crisis. – Brian Jones Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • Poaching with dogs, a massive problem…

    Poaching with dogs, a massive problem…0

    Dispatcher Files ERPC Dispatchers are always on the alert for criminal activity and we look out beyond our local boundaries on a daily basis.  Poaching with dogs is a massive problem in rural, semi-rural and peri-urban areas and unfortunately we find ourselves dealing with more and more poaching cases, almost on a daily basis. What

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  • Body on the road

    Body on the road0

    Dispatcher Files Today on my day shift I received a call from a lady in Cape Town who had just driven past a man who was lying half in the road and half on the pavement. She was too afraid to stop as she was aware of the various methods used by hijackers to target

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  • I am in love!

    I am in love!0

    Thought for the Day! I don’t care how complicated or how much heartache I am caused daily by living in South Africa. I am in love! And I know that love in its purest form conquers all, and it gives back more than all the stars in the universe. I just have to keep investing

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  • Vehicle Breakdown

    Vehicle Breakdown0

    Dispatcher Files On dayshift I received a call from an elderly couple who were travelling home from their day out with their dog. Upon reaching their halfway point they had a vehicle breakdown on the side of the road. Their first thought was to call TrackBox and request assistance.  After a brief two minute phone

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  • Love the journey

    Love the journey0

    Thought for the Day! Love the journey, compete to the destination, rest and laugh together. This is our common purpose and sportsmanship. – Brian Jones Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App

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  • Rape of a toddler

    Rape of a toddler0

    Dispatcher files Today on my shift I received a call that no one ever wishes to receive – a case of child-rape. A lady called in to report that her 3 year-old toddler had been raped by a family member. I advised her to take the victim to the nearest hospital where she could be

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  • I think mosquitoes are amazing

    I think mosquitoes are amazing0

    Thought for the Day! I think mosquitoes are amazing when you think about the fact that they give you so much warning that they are coming, and then they do so much damage. I wonder if this is a lesson to listen more… – Brian Jones Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles

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  • Advanced CoDriver Assistance Centre

    Advanced CoDriver Assistance Centre0

    Dispatcher Files I received a call from a AAA Response (TrackBox)/Monitor Administrators member requesting emergency assistance as one of their vehicles had broken down outside a mall in Midrand. They asked for it to be towed to a dealership on the East Rand. Within ten minutes of calling our approved towing company for the area,

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  • Encourage competitors

    Encourage competitors0

    Thought for the Day! I always encourage my competitors because I believe we have a common purpose: that each of us will have something unique and one day I may have to ask them for help. After all, one should share one’s dreams… – Brian Jones Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork

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  • We and our service partners are always ready to assist in situations like this

    We and our service partners are always ready to assist in situations like this0

    Dispatcher Files We are proud to be associated with Monitor Administrators, which allows our dispatchers to assist members who have broken down, been involved in a car accident or need something as simple as a tyre change or jump start. The Advanced CoDriver Assistance covers you for a variety of services including tow-in’s, minor motor

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  • Sandra Moonsamy kidnappers will not apply to be released on bail

    Sandra Moonsamy kidnappers will not apply to be released on bail0

    The four people accused of kidnapping Durban businesswoman Sandra Moonsamy will not apply to be released on bail, it emerged in court on Monday during their second appearance in the Durban Magistrate’s Court. Representing two of the accused, former national director of public prosecutions Mxolisi Nxasana said his clients would only consider applying for bail

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  • Missing Adult – Leandre Simone Claase (Leah) – Found Safe

    Missing Adult – Leandre Simone Claase (Leah) – Found Safe0

    Update- Found Safe! 2019/11/14 IMICS: 0950/11/201915:19MISSING PERSON KZN – KLOOF    Leandre Simone Claase (Leah), a 19-year-old female, went missing on the 13th November 2019 when she was dropped off close to school.  She was last seen dressed in black leggings with a black, knitted woollen jacket. She also wears blue glasses. She is of slender

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  • Vote for the Shares of our Country

    Vote for the Shares of our Country0

    Thought for the Day! We don’t vote according to the shares of our board members – we vote for the shares of our country and the world of people whom we serve.– Brian Jones (SA7) Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App #VOTE 1

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  • Stranded with dead battery

    Stranded with dead battery0

    Dispatcher Files Late this morning I received a panic activation from a TrackBox member from Howick, KZN, who was in Hazyview, Mpumalanga Province, and whose car battery had died leaving her stranded, and unable to start her vehicle. I contacted a local battery centre and unfortunately they were unable to assist. I then called Charles

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  • We need winners to set up dreams

    We need winners to set up dreams0

    Thought for the Day! We need winners to set up dreams and we need followers to love the route, journey and destination. One without the other and you have nothing…– Brian Jones (SA7) Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App #Winners 1

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  • Know your insurance details & ensure that an approved service provider tows your vehicle.

    Know your insurance details & ensure that an approved service provider tows your vehicle.0

    Dispatcher Files I received a call from a Monitor Administrators client informing that one of his vehicles had been involved in an accident. He was unsure whether there were any injuries and was on his way to the accident scene.  I called a nearby tow truck operator to tow the vehicle and kept in touch

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  • Forest Fire

    Forest Fire0

    Dispatcher Files The ERPC received a report from a TrackBox member that during a storm a lightning strike had set fire to a nearby forest area. I called the nearest Fire Department to assist and they arrived quickly on scene and within a short time the fire was extinguished.  It is important to report a

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  • I just don’t fail any more…

    I just don’t fail any more…0

    Thought for the Day! I only failed once and I learnt that failure hurts, so I just don’t fail any more – I keep trying no matter how many times it takes to succeed. – Brian Jones (SA7) TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • Damage-causing Animals

    Damage-causing Animals0

    Dispatcher Files I received a call recently while on day-shift regarding two dogs that had been on a farm, killing the local wildlife. The member had reported that the dogs had repeatedly come onto the property and she had heard the bleats of the buck that the dogs had hunted and killed. She also reported

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  • Found my Legacy in the Mirror

    Found my Legacy in the Mirror0

    Thought for the Day! I found a mirror to see my legacy, and I saw it in the eyes and the dreams of our children.– Brian Jones Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App

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  • Avoiding an Accident

    Avoiding an Accident0

    Dispatcher Files On my night shift I received a call from a TrackBox member who had popped the tyres of his vehicle after avoiding a two-truck collision on the N3 eastbound. The member was not injured but his vehicle had hit an object that had fallen off one of the trucks.  Please take precautions in

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  • How to treat a stab wound

    How to treat a stab wound0

    Dispatcher files Working in the ERPC* environment means dealing with calls that consist of violence and trauma of all kinds. One morning we received a call from a member requesting an ambulance after reposting a message that someone had been stabbed in the back. We quickly dispatched Netcare 911 and tried to assist the member

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  • Live life happily…

    Live life happily…0

    Live life happily, manage it, sustain it, but know when to strike. Never swim against a riptide for too long; float, go with the flow and find another route when safe to do so. – Brian Jones. Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • Keys locked in Car…

    Keys locked in Car…0

    Dispatcher Files Today a gentleman phoned and was beside himself because his keys were left in his car and the vehicle had automatically locked. He had been rushing around trying to find a way to get to work because not only were his car keys in the vehicle but his house keys as well.  He

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  • SVS Inspiration

    SVS Inspiration0

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  • I have come to believe that love…

    I have come to believe that love…0

    Thought for the Day! I have come to believe that love is not a relationship with someone or something; love is found in everything and is a way of life that leads me through each step… It’s amazing how differently I view the world and how rich every moment and connection is to me… I

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  • SVS Echo Reward

    SVS Echo Reward0

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  • SVS – Specialised Victim Support

    SVS – Specialised Victim Support0

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  • Writing Home, feedback to the Country

    Writing Home, feedback to the Country0

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  • HEAD-ON COLLISION (KZN)

    HEAD-ON COLLISION (KZN)0

    Dispatcher Files I received a call from a TrackBox member who informed me that a head-on collision involving five vehicles had occurred on the N2, approximately 10 km from Piet Retief. A bakkie was one of the vehicles involved and some of its passengers were badly injured. The caller had unfortunately left the scene as

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  • The inspiration behind SVS Echo-Reward platform

    The inspiration behind SVS Echo-Reward platform0

    The Echo-Reward Platform was inspired in part by the ‘teamwork, collaboration, encrypted communication, high energy and guardianship’ of the dolphins of the Dolphin Coast who span the oceans, the elephants of South Africa, and an injured crow that I had the privilege of helping (I named him Tom)… To pause and expand, Tom was born

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  • SVS ‘Echo-Reward Platform’ ​

    SVS ‘Echo-Reward Platform’ ​0

    We have developed a world-first technology platform to provide a financial reward to anyone who can provide information or support to the investigation leading to the arrest and conviction of criminals. This is specifically targeted at cases that have gone unsolved for a long period of time, or high priority matters such as kidnapping where

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  • Specialised Victim Support (SVS): Generation 11.2

    Specialised Victim Support (SVS): Generation 11.20

    The next step in our journey came as a result of a team decision taken under the guidance of the Hawks and National SAPS for the development of a dedicated platform and activation process for Specialised Victim Support (SVS) in high priority crimes.  The SVS platform takes into account the various crucial needs when dealing

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  • Missing Person – Amanda Mhlana

    Missing Person – Amanda Mhlana0

    2019/10/25IMICS: 2206/10/201910:31 MISSING PERSON KZN – INANDA (Emachobeni)   Amanda Mhlana, a 20 year old female, went missing on the 12th October 2019. She was last seen dressed in black leggings, a gold long-sleeved sweater and a brown jersey. She is of slender build and fair in complexion. She left home with her boyfriend at

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  • STOLEN VEHICLE STOPPED & RECOVERED

    STOLEN VEHICLE STOPPED & RECOVERED0

    Dispatcher Files A wanted Citroen C4 came up on one of the SNIPR™ cameras in the Durban area recently. I immediately did a reg. check with SAPS and the vehicle was confirmed to be “positive” as a stolen vehicle. I then called the relevant security company for the area and they said their patrol units

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  • Do we incubate war?

    Do we incubate war?0

    Do we incubate war?  To start a war with others is easy and often considered as great leadership. But to lead a war to a state of peace is a difficult personal battle involving the protection and guidance of others, especially when looking into the eyes of our children who know nothing about the past,

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  • Farmer spotted poachers with hunting dogs in his farming area…

    Farmer spotted poachers with hunting dogs in his farming area…0

    Dispatcher Files A short while after booking onto my night shift I received a call from a farmer saying that he had spotted poachers with their hunting dogs in his farming area. I informed local SAPS and the honorary officer for the area.  Upon investigation, it was discovered that the poachers had left the area

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  • Children only know what we teach them…

    Children only know what we teach them…0

    Children only know what we teach them and adults-only remember what they were taught!– Brian Jones (SA7) Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • STOLEN VEHICLE STOPPED & RECOVERED0

    Dispatcher Files A wanted Citroen C4 came up on one of the SNIPR™ cameras on Friday the 11th of October in the Durban area. I immediately did a reg. check with SAPS and the vehicle was confirmed to be a stolen vehicle. I then called the relevant security company for the area and they said

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  • Capitalism exercised with a heart and soul captures hearts, memories and joy.

    Capitalism exercised with a heart and soul captures hearts, memories and joy.0

    Capitalism exercised with a heart and soul captures hearts, memories and joy. It drives all involved forward with opportunities, inspiration, dreams, challenging times and many more successes beyond the now. Everyone benefits from this self-sufficiency. – Brian Jones Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App #Capitalism 1

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  • ADDING A MEMBER

    ADDING A MEMBER0

    Dispatcher Files You can add any person to your app MyVault, however you must first create a profile for them. The easiest way to do this is to call our ERPC on 08616-87225 and request one of our app support staff to load the profile. If you want to create the new profile yourself, simply

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  • Awaiting Trial Escapee Re-arrested

    Awaiting Trial Escapee Re-arrested0

    “Well done to all involved. THANK YOU to the Hawks and all agencies who worked around the clock in this matter. We look forward to the update from team members in the National Prosecuting Authority with regard to this case, trusting that justice will be served on the accused.”  Brian Jones (SA7)Brian’s Passionate DeskBrian@BriansPD.Worldhttps://bpd.trackbox.worldhttps://t.me/BriansPD  OFFICE

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  • Unless we are making one move a day, we are not moving.

    Unless we are making one move a day, we are not moving.0

    Unless we are making one move a day, we are not moving. – Brian Jones Brian Jones (SA7)TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • Go the extra mile…even swimming.

    Go the extra mile…even swimming.0

    Dispatcher Files Working in the control room (ERPC) we receive many calls where our members find themselves in unpredictable sticky situations. Sometimes finding help in these situations is difficult due to the circumstances, but as a dedicated team we try our utmost to do whatever we can to assist even if it means going out

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  • High school student having an epileptic fit…

    High school student having an epileptic fit…0

    Dispatcher Files In our control room we receive many medical calls and working closely with @Netcare911 we get exposed to various scenarios. Myself being a trained and qualified paramedic I have never had to deal with a case such as the one we received recently. We received a call from a high school who had

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  • Local Alert – FIRE: BUSHVELD

    Local Alert – FIRE: BUSHVELD0

    2019/10/10IMICS: 0825/10/201915:49 FIRE: BUSHVELD GP – Lesedi (Heidelberg) An enormous runaway fire is affecting the Lesedi area on the Heidelberg-Balfour Road. The Fire Department has been dispatched to the scene.  In any emergency please call SAPS 10111 or TrackBox using your TrackBox app. Respond to this message HQERPC and hit the message symbol top right.

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  • Speak to the world softly; get angry for the right reasons…

    Speak to the world softly; get angry for the right reasons…0

    Speak to the world softly; get angry for the right reasons. I never really understood the difference until I lost myself in anger.– Brian Jones TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • Testimonial – Ozzy Jacobs

    Testimonial – Ozzy Jacobs0

    Yesterday afternoon, all parents worst nightmare became a reality for me when my son called me and said, “Dad…I’m in the ambulance…we’ve been in an accident.” He was taking his 14 year old brother with him to the barber to get a haircut when another vehicle jumped a red light and smashed into the passenger

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  • Wanted Rhino Poachers Arrested

    Wanted Rhino Poachers Arrested0

    OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER : KWAZULU-NATAL5 OCTOBER 2019WANTED RHINO POACHERS ARRESTED   DURBAN – Five wanted rhino poachers have been arrested during a joint operation by various police units in the province. The arrested suspects aged between 29 and 52 appeared in the Ngwelezane Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 4 October 2019 facing charges for rhino

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  • What does it take to be a TrackBox dispatcher?

    What does it take to be a TrackBox dispatcher?0

    Dispatcher Files Day-to-day routines do not exist as a TrackBox dispatcher. Each day there is always something different to deal with. Whether it be someone’s life that depends on the response that you provide or whether it be a poaching incident or even just general assistance for members in need.  Each day is unique. To

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  • Ballito Man Arrested For Cache of Heroin

    Ballito Man Arrested For Cache of Heroin0

    06 OCTOBER 2019 BALLITO MAN ARRESTED FOR CACHE OF HEROIN KWAZULU-NATAL – A 37 year old man has been arrested after heroin worth an estimated R4m was seized in his lush Ballito residence, just outside Durban. The drug haul was seized on Friday during an intelligence driven operation led by the Hawks’ Narcotics Enforcement Bureau

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  • Project Mustard Seed – 30,000 Prison Beds?

    Project Mustard Seed – 30,000 Prison Beds?0

    When I saw these minutes of the country I was absolutely shattered on so many levels. However, in no way does this take away from the core facts that we as a country need to build more facilities to ensure that justice is served, victims’ families heal, and offenders take responsibility for their actions. Those

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  • Create opportunities for others

    Create opportunities for others0

    Thought for the day! Always create opportunities for others. In doing this you will become many things – far more than you yourself could ever achieve.– Brian Jones TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App

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  • EPILEPSY

    EPILEPSY0

    Dispatcher Files Here are a few facts about #epilepsy. Many people are not sure what to do when someone has an epileptic seizure. It is scary to witness for the first time.  If someone is having a epileptic seizure, try to remember the following: Stay calm.  Once a seizure has taken place, the patient will

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  • Greatest treasure of any land.

    Greatest treasure of any land.0

    Thought for the Day! The greatest treasure of any land is the memories it creates in the sands of time as you build together on it.– Brian Jones TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App

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  • Domestic violence against women

    Domestic violence against women0

    Dispatcher Files Often in the ERPC (control room) we receive calls from members about domestic violence.. Although there are cases of general domestic violence reported, the majority of calls reported to us involve violence against women. I remember seeing a video posted recently by a young woman; it had gone viral, but was something I

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  • Luan Preston Murder: SVS Update

    Luan Preston Murder: SVS Update0

    See the finalised case timeline for the facts Luan Preston (31) was overpowered, strangled and stabbed to death. A ligature was used for strangulation, but why? How did this happen? See the finalised case timeline for the facts. To the family, friends, community, and South Africa: our heart and soul condolences. Thank you to SAPS,

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  • God shares his most special creations with us

    God shares his most special creations with us0

    Thought for the Day! Sometimes, God shares his most special creations with us only for a short time; sometimes in a moment, a chapter, or a book. Yet it always feels too short!– Brian Jones TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App

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  • Afraid that he would not make it through the night…

    Afraid that he would not make it through the night…0

    Dispatcher files On my evening shift I received a call on our TrackBox ERPC duty phone from a young lady asking for us to call an ambulance for her brother. She sounded worried and panicky but after I calmly asked her what had happened she was able to tell me that her brother was experiencing

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  • Amy’Leigh de Jager Kidnapping, Suspect #4 has made his first court appearance

    Amy’Leigh de Jager Kidnapping, Suspect #4 has made his first court appearance0

    On Monday 23 September, members of the family violence, child protection and sexual offences (FCS) unit that is tasked with the investigation, arrested a 24-year-old-man today in Muvhango, an area just outside Vanderbijlpark. Molemohi Bafokeng (24) made his first appearance in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate Court on charges of kidnapping and extortion on 25 September 2019.

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  • Update: Day 287, September 25th, 2019

    Update: Day 287, September 25th, 20190

    Heading, introduction text, article layout, user navigation, readability and automatic Telegram, Twitter posting updated. 4

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  • KZN – 39 Suspects Arrested For Drug Related Charges

    KZN – 39 Suspects Arrested For Drug Related Charges0

    Thank you to all those involved in the ongoing operations and for the updates in successes. We are all working hard at improving communications to all role-players and structures. – Brian Jones OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER : KWAZULU-NATAL27 SEPTEMBER 2019 39 SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR DRUG RELATED CHARGES DURBAN – KwaZulu-Natal police are still rooting

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  • Potential Kidnapping

    Potential Kidnapping0

    Dispatcher Files Today two people were potentially kidnapped out of their vehicle and were unable to be located. After collecting cell phone numbers of numerous people of interest, we set out to find the victims. Using the quick and highly effective tracking technology in our control room we were able to locate the two members

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  • Bank strike averted; Corrupt cops arrested; Heritage Day…

    Bank strike averted; Corrupt cops arrested; Heritage Day…0

    THE BAD NEWS Police involvement in the central Pretoria drug trade. Following allegations of police officers’ involvement in the thriving drug trade in the Pretoria CBD, Gauteng management of the SAPS on Wednesday said there were ongoing arrests and dismissals of corrupt officers from law enforcement agencies. “The allegation of police involvement in drug-related and

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  • There is no better life than living one of looking in the mirror…

    There is no better life than living one of looking in the mirror…0

    Thought for the Day There is no better life than living one of looking in the mirror and seeing your greatest competition, and seeing the uniform that you wear on your heart and soul to serve a nation. – Brian Jones 3

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  • Don’t wait until the next day…

    Don’t wait until the next day…0

    Dispatcher Files On night shifts we often get panic activations from members who have intruders in the early hours of the morning. Some of these intruders are caught by security response officers, CPF members or local SAPS, while others manage to get away.  Some residents are more fortunate in incidents where there has been nothing

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  • Copy me all you like; I am worth copying.

    Copy me all you like; I am worth copying.0

    Thought for the Day! Copy me all you like; I am worth copying. But imagine if you found yourself instead, and we worked together by combining our gifts, skills and passions. Let’s build our nation rather than going in circles. – Brian Jones TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • Poaching is one of the most common case types we deal with over weekends.

    Poaching is one of the most common case types we deal with over weekends.0

    Dispatcher Files Poaching is one of the most common case types we deal with over weekends. This past weekend I logged four cases.  I received a call from a TrackBox member reporting handlers with ±20 dogs not far from where they live. While I was busy attending to this case, another member called in reporting

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  • Couple stabbed in their sleep… pregnant mother dies

    Couple stabbed in their sleep… pregnant mother dies0

    MEDIA WATCH In the early hours of Tuesday morning, 17 September, at the Hluleka nature reserve on the KZN Wild Coast, a couple was attacked by knife-wielding suspects. “Matthew said he woke up to being stabbed in the stomach and Karen screaming next to him”. Pregnant mother, Karen Turner, was fatally wounded while her husband

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  • MISSING PERSON

    MISSING PERSON0

    Dispatcher Files A missing person, is a person who has left without informing family and whose status cannot be confirmed as their location and fate are not known. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance or due to an accident, crime, or even death in a remote location where they cannot be found. 

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  • Going Beyond The Call Of Duty

    Going Beyond The Call Of Duty0

    MEDIA WATCH Teacher, policeman – a true local heroFabio Pitt Firm Salute. Warrant Officer Pitt, it is such a privilege to work with you and your network, and we stand in awe of your leadership, success, and totally living in the future in order to see significant change now.  As a police reservist, WO Pitt

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  • To be a leader in the world

    To be a leader in the world0

    To be a leader in the world you first need to lead yourself and your family; the rest follows as bricks of people build on the foundation of you. This brings meaning to the statement “I stand on your shoulders.” How amazing is that! Because friends and communities lift you up. We should all lift

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  • Five things you should never share on social media

    Five things you should never share on social media0

    Media Watch SOCIAL MEDIA Social media is a wonderful thing – we can instantly keep in touch with friends on WhatsApp or Telegram, stream music and videos, update our Facebook or Twitter pages, play games, watch movies, etc… BUT there are dangers lurking in the background, and depending on how careless our online habits are,

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  • Domestic Dispute

    Domestic Dispute0

    Dispatcher Files I received a panic activation from a TrackBox member and on calling her back she explained that she needed some advice and did not know what to do. She explained that her child’s father had taken the child and she had been unable to get any access to her child for the past

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  • A lamb has no words…

    A lamb has no words…0

    A lamb has no words but is always ready to give wool, heart and love.– Brian Jones TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 2

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  • Crime Statistics Released

    Crime Statistics Released0

    MEDIA WATCH Hi SA CAN Family, We are busy looking at the crime statistics which have been released and are compiling our ‘Murders in Review’ report (covering the last 10 years of KZN murders), from which we will soon be publishing a more in-depth article, looking at where we have come from and where we

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  • STOLEN VEHICLE STOPPED & RECOVERED

    STOLEN VEHICLE STOPPED & RECOVERED0

    Dispatcher Files A wanted Porsche came up on one of the SNIPR™ cameras and I immediately did a reg. check with SAPS and the vehicle was confirmed to be “positive” as a stolen vehicle. I then called the relevant security company for the area and they said they would look for the vehicle.  At 15:30

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  • Hit by a Car

    Hit by a Car0

    Dispatcher Files It was early morning and a TrackBox member called in about a pedestrian who was hit by a car. She reported the accident to us because she witnessed it while driving and there was no ambulance or police at the scene.  @Netcare911 was promptly dispatched making sure no time was wasted in sending

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  • SAPS Successes

    SAPS Successes0

    Media Watch Violent crimes In the wake of a recent upsurge in violence against women and children, the South African Police Services have been hard at work bringing criminals to justice. Nine life sentences have been handed down to those who committed violent crimes against women and children, KZN police said this week. The sentences

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  • Cries of the past shape the future…

    Cries of the past shape the future…0

    Are we listening to the cries of the past so we can shape the future?– Brian Jones TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • This illness causes a variety of emotional rollercoasters and physical problems

    This illness causes a variety of emotional rollercoasters and physical problems0

    Dispatcher Files Depression is a common illness in society, often leading to suicide attempts. This is a serious condition that affects the way you think and feel negatively. This illness causes a variety of emotional rollercoasters and physical problems, weight loss or gain, eating disorders, a huge lack of interest and a lack of sleep,

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  • Tons and tons of thank you…

    Tons and tons of thank you…0

    Thought for the Day If you have ever seen the sugar piled high at Durban harbour you will understand my words of “tons and tons of thank you” and “sweetest kindness to you!” Teamwork is the only way to truly change our country, and a country of people can lead the world. – Brian Jones

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  • My advice to mothers out there

    My advice to mothers out there0

    Dispatcher Files My name is Nqobile, 28 years of age. I joined TrackBox/SA CAN about a month ago. I’m the mother of two boys living with my granny, auntie, uncle and two cousins. My firstborn is 6 years old and lastborn will turn 4 months in April. It’s always a joy to see him growing

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  • Amy-Leigh kidnapping & MDDR Safety Off

    Amy-Leigh kidnapping & MDDR Safety Off0

    Media Watch Well done to The Hawks, Crime Intelligence, SAPS and VCAT NPO who worked hand-in-glove on this matter. Amy-Leigh’s father cannot express how grateful he is to the country and the teams of Commanders and members from across the country who came together. On another personal note, whilst kidnapping is definitely a concern and

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  • Car stolen and recovered within an hour0

    Dispatcher Files I received a call from a TrackBox member saying that their car had been stolen. The member was unable to recall which tracking company her car was with. I found a recent image of the vehicle by searching the @SNIPR cameras and loaded the vehicle onto SNIPR and published a local alert.   I

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  • BURGLARY: RESIDENTIAL

    BURGLARY: RESIDENTIAL0

    2019/09/05IMICS: 0421/09/201911:30 KZN – Kloof A house robbery occurred in Umvemve Place, Ronaldskloof Ext., Kloof, last night. A white Kia Sportage with reg:  NU15251 was taken, as well as a laptop, TV, and other items. SAPS have been on scene. Should you see the above vehicle please notify SAPS immediately.  In any emergency please call

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  • “I was robbed of my father”.

    “I was robbed of my father”.0

    Thought for the day I watched him go from walking man, to walking stick, to walker, to wheelchair, to death; and at the same time my childhood died. I am self-made and self-taught. Along the way I taught myself bad lessons. Later in life, I was given mentors and I soaked up all the wisdom

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  • Dog stolen with car

    Dog stolen with car0

    Dispatcher Files At around 11:15 a.m. I received a call about a vehicle that had been stolen with the owner’s dog still inside. The owner was very worried that the thieves might harm their beloved pet.  I posted a local alert, loaded the vehicle onto the @SNIPR database and received information that it was being

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  • Real Poetry

    Real Poetry0

    Real poetry is words in action.– Brian Jones TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #BPD_Quotes #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App #Poetry 1

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  • Feedback: Leaders’ Meetings

    Feedback: Leaders’ Meetings0

    NEWCASTLE – PONGOLA – PRETORIA NEWCASTLETHURSDAY, 22 AUGUST 2019 SAPS Newcastle War Room • All clusters doing well overall.• Focus on family violence. We will be assisting with:Specialised Victim Support – High Priority Crime Platform, for the rape of children, and murder. PONGOLA A joint meeting needs to be held with all role-players. It seems

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  • Here’s why you are wrong about South Africa:

    Here’s why you are wrong about South Africa:0

    Media Watch How positive are you about South Africa’s future? Going against all the pessimism about the future, Adrian Gore, group chief executive at Discovery, has a different take on things, outlined in his speech delivered to the World Economic Forum on 26 August. He said: “Whenever I make the call for positive leadership in

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  • Carpe Diem!

    Carpe Diem!0

    Dispatcher files We go about each day in our own set routines. It’s what we are comfortable with. It’s familiarity. With being comfortable in your set ways, the need to explore outside the box is non-existent. Why should we?  We are content with what our days hold so why should we change that? So when

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  • Bring Sandra Home: Specialised Victim Support platform launch

    Bring Sandra Home: Specialised Victim Support platform launch0

    Today marks the 94th day since Sandra Moonsamy (45), a mother, wife, and daughter was taken hostage. Over the weeks we have seen an outpouring of support from friends, family, clients, staff, the public, the international community and Government.  A decision was taken under the guidance of the Hawks and National SAPS Investigation Task Team

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  • Together SA CAN administrative update: VAT Registration

    Together SA CAN administrative update: VAT Registration0

    Press Release – 30.08.2019 Together SA CAN administrative update: VAT Registration Hi Family, After a very lengthy process, I am very pleased to let you know that SARS has issued VAT# 4820287466 to SA COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK (SA CAN) NPC/NPO enabling us to invoice for services rendered and recover costs in a NOT FOR PROFIT

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  • War on drugs in Sunnyside (Tshwane)

    War on drugs in Sunnyside (Tshwane)0

    MEDIA WATCH 30.08.2019 DRUG WARS Incidents of violence have erupted in the suburb of Sunnyside after the shooting of a taxi driver on Tuesday afternoon, allegedly by a foreign national. The drivers had confronted the perpetrator for allegedly dealing drugs in the CBD. In retaliation, the angry crowd set alight numerous stores suspected to be

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  • Quick tips to avoid vehicle theft or hijacking

    Quick tips to avoid vehicle theft or hijacking0

    Dispatcher Files With the increase of motor vehicle thefts, please be vigilant and ensure that your vehicles are locked properly whilst at shopping malls and open spaces such as beaches, sidewalks, etc… Our team has dealt with hundreds of stolen vehicle cases where some have been recovered and others are still yet to be found. 

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  • A race is not about who wins…

    A race is not about who wins…0

    Don’t be fooled. A race is not about who wins but rather about how many cross the finish line. Ask any event organiser. This is where the hardest race takes place. – Brian Jones TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #Teamwork #DispatcherFiles #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 1

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  • KZN Hawks “lacking capacity” in dealing with corruption

    KZN Hawks “lacking capacity” in dealing with corruption0

    Media Watch – 29.08.2019 KZN Hawks “lacking capacity” in dealing with corruption I recently came across an article that mentioned that the KZN Hawks are “lacking capacity” and I wanted to bring it to your attention because we all know the extremely high volume of cases being dealt with. These serious priority level cases take

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  • Civilian Arrest

    Civilian Arrest0

    Dispatcher Files During my night shift in the control room I received a call from a TrackBox member who was working late and requested a reg. check for a suspicious vehicle parked on his business premises. The information I received came up ‘positive’ for a stolen/hijacked vehicle. The member managed to keep his presence low

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  • Of all the dancing I have done…

    Of all the dancing I have done…0

    Of all the dancing I have done, nothing is more fantastic than dancing with my children, see them nodding their heads and moving in a new embrace of natural rhythm, smiling and shouting “More daddy!” You then see and learn that dancing is all about the spirit that rises within, the human connection and bringing

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  • KZN: Police Clamp Down On Drugs

    KZN: Police Clamp Down On Drugs0

    77 DRUG DEALERS/POSSESSION ARRESTED 278 ARRESTS FOR VARIOUS CRIMES COMMITTED IN THE PROVINCE In an effort to improve communications I have asked that we please get more notifications of the SAPS successes so that we can get a balanced view of all our hard work in all these matters as a collective. We all want

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  • ATTEMPTED SUICIDE

    ATTEMPTED SUICIDE0

    Suicide is when a person intentionally ends their own life. The reasons may include any of the following:  Depression Bipolar disorder Personality disorder Anxiety  Substance abuse Reasons for suicide range from the stresses of life including depression, financial difficulties, relationship problems or bullying. Approximately 10% of all unnatural deaths in South Africa are due to

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  • E-tolls: the next step… fines.

    E-tolls: the next step… fines.0

    Media Watch – 26.08.2019 E-tolls: the next step… fines. Recent news articles have been highlighting an Act passed into law by AARTO (Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences) which stipulates that ordinary motorists will be fined R250 for every e-toll gantry they pass without paying. Operator class vehicles (trucks) will be fined R500 and have

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  • Rape and the Law

    Rape and the Law0

    Media Watch – 23.08.2019 The heinous crimes of rape and violence against women are something we, as South Africans, read about almost on a daily basis; so much so that we are invariably numbed due to the sheer number of incidents reported. While our minds attempt to make sense of these figures and somehow understand

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  • VEHICLE ACCIDENT

    VEHICLE ACCIDENT0

    Dispatcher Files The ERPC received a call regarding a vehicle that had lost control and rolled on a dirt road. The caller did not have any other information at the time. I asked her to try and get a contact number on scene. I then asked Netcare 911 to be on standby pending further information.

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  • They never stop moving, they never rest…

    They never stop moving, they never rest…0

    If you have ever watched fingers hitting the keys on a piano to create music, you will notice they never stop moving, they never rest. They pause briefly to allow you to look up at the friends and mentors who are with you!– Brian Jones 3

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  • Old S.A. Flag – Court Ruling

    Old S.A. Flag – Court Ruling0

    Media Watch – 22.08.2019 Old S.A. Flag – Court Ruling The court judgement on the issue of the old South African flag has now officially been passed.  The old flag was adopted in 1928 after the union of South Africa in 1910 and reflected the flags of the Cape Colony, Transvaal, Orange Free State and

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  • UNWELL PENSIONER

    UNWELL PENSIONER0

    Dispatcher Files I received a call from a TrackBox member who was a resident at one of the retirement homes we work with. She was unable to talk properly and sounded confused. The only information I was able to get from her over the phone was that she didn’t feel well and needed help.  I

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  • Most Victims exist silently in pain

    Most Victims exist silently in pain0

    You can tell how much people love something by how much pain is felt in their cries for help. We all recognise this is no different to when our children cry with no sound and then the wave comes and slams against the shore. You just know it’s bad! So, remember, most victims exist silently

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  • AfriForum’s Path to Growth

    AfriForum’s Path to Growth0

    AfriForum’s Path to Growth Minutes of our Country – Media Watch – 20.08.2019 As any organisation grows, it must of course occasionally look at restructuring its operations to accommodate its staff complement, subscribing members, infrastructure, IT requirements, marketing strategy, etc. AfriForum is one such organisation and has decided to realign its management structures to meet

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  • MAN STABBED

    MAN STABBED0

    Dispatcher Files At 7 a.m. I received an activation from aTrackBox member stating that an African male had been stabbed and robbed. SAPS had been on scene since 6 a.m. but the State ambulance had not yet arrived.  I followed the chain of messages back and finally managed to get hold of the SAPS officer

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  • KZN Leaders Meeting (001)

    KZN Leaders Meeting (001)0

    KZN Leaders Meeting 001The Corner Office (Gillitts) 15.08.2019 In line with the ongoing need to address communications and teamwork, a meeting was called for local community leaders to come together and work as a team to achieve positive, tangible results in our communities. A very specific set of topics was addressed: Murders in Review: 2003 to

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  • Truck Accident

    Truck Accident0

    An activation was sent through the TrackBox AAA Response app reporting that a truck had lost its load. The truck had lost control and was positioned across the entire road and into the bush with its load of timber fallen off onto the roadway.  Fortunately the driver was uninjured and no other vehicles were involved.

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  • Murder Suspects Bust With Firearms

    Murder Suspects Bust With Firearms0

    OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER: KWAZULU-NATAL 16 AUGUST 2019 MURDER SUSPECTS BUST WITH FIREARMS. DURBAN – In the early hours of the morning yesterday, police officers from the National Intervention Unit conducted an intelligence driven operation at KwaMashu Hostel searching for suspects involved in the murder and robbery of security guards last month. The operation

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  • We live in the Future

    We live in the Future0

    We live in the Future to Protect those we Love.– Brian Jones TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #BPD_Quotes #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 3

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  • Difficulty Breathing

    Difficulty Breathing0

    I received a call from a school requesting ambulance assistance for a 12 year-old female student who was having difficulty breathing. I immediately sent a request for assistance to Netcare 911 and obtained what patient information and history I could from the caller.  The child’s parents had already been informed and were making their way

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  • Life Imprisonment for Murder of Luan Preston (31)

    Life Imprisonment for Murder of Luan Preston (31)0

    OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER: KWAZULU-NATAL13 AUGUST 2019 LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR MURDER OF LUAN PRESTON (31) The Pietermaritzburg High Court sentenced Vincent Mziwenkosi Cele (33) to life imprisonment for murder, eight years for burglary and 12 years for robbery. He was accused of attacking a farm manager, Luan Preston, while he was at his home

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  • Could the World be saved with…

    Could the World be saved with…0

    Could the World be saved with more Coffee?– Brian Jones TrackBox ERPC National & International08616-TRACK08616-87225https://trackbox.world/#TrackBox #SACAN #BPD_Quotes #TrackBox_Helps #Download_the_App 6

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  • ATTEMPTED SUICIDE

    ATTEMPTED SUICIDE0

    At around 8 p.m. I received a call from a member stating that his friend who had attempted suicide, was bleeding profusely, and in a very agitated state not allowing anyone to approach him. I immediately informed Netcare 911 and De Deur SAPS to assist the patient. Shortly afterwards the patient calmed down enough, enabling

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  • Happy Women’s Day!

    Happy Women’s Day!0

    To all the wonderful women in our lives 5

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  • Monitor Roadside Assist

    Monitor Roadside Assist0

    We are proud to be associated with @Monitor Administrators, where dispatchers assist those whose vehicles have broken down, been involved in an accident or need something as simple as a tyre change or jump start. These are situations we were familiar with before @Monitor Administrators was introduced, so adding this additional task as part of

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  • If Safety is a Moving Target

    If Safety is a Moving Target0

    If Safety is a Moving Target… Become the Target– Brian Jones 3

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  • Bakkie rolled but ended up on its wheels

    Bakkie rolled but ended up on its wheels0

    Today was a very interesting day for me. I had one @Monitor Administrators case when a member called for assistance as they had been involved in an accident at Lubaleko. Their bakkie had rolled and ended up on its wheels but the resulting damage required that it be towed. I therefore called Brophy’s Towing for

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  • Cell phone hijacking – are you a victim?

    Cell phone hijacking – are you a victim?0

    Cell Phone Banking & Airtime Fraud Minutes of our Country – Must Read Media Watch – 07.08.2019 Cell phone hijacking – are you a victim? Despite the amazing advances of cellular technology, the downside is that criminals can easily hack your number and do a SIM-swap, enabling them to hijack your phone and gain access

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  • Teamwork allows me to achieve top human performance and perfection.

    Teamwork allows me to achieve top human performance and perfection.0

    The hardest part about human performance and perfection is recognising that it is only achieved by teamwork.Teamwork allows me and my friends to achieve top human performance and perfection.– Brian Jones 6

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  • THEFT OUT OF MOTOR VEHICLE

    THEFT OUT OF MOTOR VEHICLE0

    In the ERPC we deal with many reports of theft, and of all those calls ‘theft out of motor vehicle’ is one of the most common. On one of my shifts I received a call from a security company stating that someone had parked their car at a petrol station and a lady’s handbag had

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  • A father, a dream, a death.

    A father, a dream, a death.0

    Minutes of our Country – Media Watch – 05.08.2019 I had such a great night shift, doing what is so important to me, that is: checking on the minutes of our country and what our fellow South Africans are up to. But my heart, soul and eyes just broke open wide in sadness as I

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  • Foiled Cash-In-Transit Heist Suspects Arrested Within Hours

    Foiled Cash-In-Transit Heist Suspects Arrested Within Hours0

    KZN: THE DIRECTORATE FOR PRIORITY CRIME INVESTIGATION Well done to all the role-players involved in this matter. I hope that both the public and criminals see that KZN has an incredible success rate of stopping these priority crimes in their tracks. The Hawks, Crime Intelligence, Air Wing, Operational War Rooms, K9 Unit, Flying Squad, VCAT

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  • POACHING – But not what you might think…

    POACHING – But not what you might think…0

    Whilst the main focus is on the poaching of rhinos and elephants, there are other categories that go under the radar and are not as commonly known by the public. Poaching covers a broad spectrum and in recent years we have seen an increase in incidences of the poaching of wildlife with dogs, as well

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  • Our Greatest Investors

    Our Greatest Investors0

    The greatest investors and shareholders of our businesses, jobs and careers are our wives, children, clients, members and fellow citizens who totally trust that we are investing their support into the right place. We seek to bring balance and stability, wellness and financial wealth for all. That we are rewarded for our social contributions means

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  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

    ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE0

    We as dispatchers here at TrackBox handle a lot of cases, from minor issues like members forgetting their usernames and passwords to major cases such as farm attacks, etc. One thing that we have recently added and become VERY good at with @Monitor Administrators is Roadside Assistance. On the 26th of July we received a

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  • Johann Rupert and so-called “white monopoly capital”

    Johann Rupert and so-called “white monopoly capital”0

    Minutes of our Country – Media Watch – 31.07.2019 Johann Rupert and so-called “white monopoly capital” I just don’t know enough about this and of course all I can read is the daily minutes of our country in the media to understand where we are at in this matter, so here’s what I think: First

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  • Motor vehicle accident

    Motor vehicle accident0

    A panic activation was received by a TrackBox member just after 9 p.m. On calling the member I learned that he and his family had been involved in an accident with another vehicle. The member was in a state of panic as there were several people who had been seriously injured.  I pinpointed his exact

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  • Those who Randomly put Themselves Out There…

    Those who Randomly put Themselves Out There…0

    I believe those who randomly put themselves out there by always being on standby to help any other human being are the true heroes of our country. And that, my friends, should be each and every one of you reading this. – Brian Jones #TrackBox #SACAN #BriansPassionateDeskwww.TrackBox.World

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  • Jesse Clegg performs heartfelt song at his father’s memorial

    Jesse Clegg performs heartfelt song at his father’s memorial0

    Minutes of our Country – Media Watch – 27.07.2019WEEKEND HEADLINES Jesse Clegg performs heartfelt song at his father’s memorial Jesse Clegg, an accomplished musician himself, said that despite his father’s worldwide success and stature in society, his family was dearest to him. Johnny believed the greatest gift a father could give his son is a

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  • Winning is a Team Effort

    Winning is a Team Effort0

    I think one of the hardest decisions for a person and a team to make is knowing you have to leave your friends, partners, and those who have gone the distance on the journey with the highs and lows at base camp whilst you go on to summit. Of course, winning is a team effort

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  • SAPS – Killed in Shootout

    SAPS – Killed in Shootout0

    Minutes of our Country – Media Watch – 26.07.2019 HEADLINES SAPS – Killed in Shootout A house robbery in progress was reported in Weenen. A shootout ensued with police, killing one suspect, wounding another. Rogue Police OfficersThree policemen, and a policewoman stationed at Inanda SAPS, plus one accomplice, have been arrested for kidnapping and assault.

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  • Cold Case

    Cold Case0

    No cold case is cold unless we forget…– Brian Jones

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  • Accident in the Plantation near Melmoth

    Accident in the Plantation near Melmoth0

    At around 12:00 midday I had received a call from one of our corporate clients that there had been an accident in the plantation near Melmoth. No details of the incident were available so I called @Netcare 911 and put them on standby while I awaited further information. The information was then received that there

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  • Safety tips to Keep in Mind when Driving Around

    Safety tips to Keep in Mind when Driving Around0

    I received a call from a TrackBox member who had arrived home after dark and noticed someone running from her garage. Using the AAA Response app, she then activated a panic for assistance. After getting her details, I asked her to drive out of her driveway and around the block to make sure no-one was

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  • Politics has no place in combating crime

    Politics has no place in combating crime0

    Minutes of our Country – Media Watch – 23.07.2019 Family, never forget that perception is truth! Media are the minute takers, translators and scribes. In all my public meetings I ask the media to please scribe accurately and ask loads of questions to clarify anything I have said because their pens can be nuclear bombs

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  • Man Run over in Kensington

    Man Run over in Kensington0

    A member phoned in recently in quite a distressed state regarding a Bravo male that was run over in the heart of Kensington, Johannesburg. This injuries were bad, but the member heroically stood by the patient and cared for him as he phoned the control room for assistance..  This was worthwhile to report as it

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  • Nearly Abducted

    Nearly Abducted0

    In the control room information is key to us as it is our starting point to get everything on the go .In an emergency, it is very difficult to pay attention to detail, but this is one of the most important keys to our success in helping you.  If you have been robbed, nearly abducted

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  • 50 years ago I went on an Adventure!

    50 years ago I went on an Adventure!0

    I think those are the most beautiful words I have heard in a long time when reflecting on success. It shows that when a few great men come together for a cause, supported by others, history can be changed in the blink of an eye. But it takes years to prepare for greatness. It must

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  • Three Arrested in Major Drug Bust Of R1 834 879-00.

    Three Arrested in Major Drug Bust Of R1 834 879-00.0

    OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER : KWAZULU-NATAL 18 JULY 2019 THREE ARRESTED IN MAJOR DRUG BUST DURBAN- A joint operation by various law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of three drug dealers in the early hours of this morning at Phoenix. An intelligence driven operation was conducted by members of the South African Police

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  • The first aider – Trained hero for our country!

    The first aider – Trained hero for our country!0

    15/07/2019IMICS Case# 1060Cliff – Tractor Roll (Melmoth) – nearest response: 60 minutes. “The hardest part about human performance and perfection is recognising that it is only achieved by teamwork.” (Brian Jones) The TrackBox Technologies ERPC (Emergency Response and Prevention Centres)  received a AAA-Response activation from one of our Corporate Client members to report a tractor

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  • Pay attention to the little things

    Pay attention to the little things0

    Something I would like to share with our members is an incident that turned out to be a horrible situation for myself in a time of need. As a parent there come times in life where you need to spend money on important things, and time goes by so quickly sometimes you forget to save

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  • Assistance required with Domestic Violence

    Assistance required with Domestic Violence0

    We often receive calls during the evenings from members requesting assistance regarding domestic violence. Domestic violence is not limited to physical abuse but can occur verbally as well. These cases take place in the workplace, home, school and social environments. Domestic Violence is defined as ‘abusive behavior from an individual where he/she tries to gain

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  • MISSING ADULT

    MISSING ADULT0

    2019/07/15 IMICS: 1057/07/2019 11:19 MISSING PERSONS KZN – Port Shepstone Hendrik Christoffel Van Der Merwe went missing on the 1st July in Port Shepstone. Hendrik is a 60 year-old male, short build, brown eyes, grey/brown hair and a thin grey moustache. He was driving a green Fiat Uno, reg. NPS86251. He was wearing a brown

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  • Vehicle damaged after attempted theft

    Vehicle damaged after attempted theft0

    Just as we arrived on night shift a TrackBox AAA Response member called in to advise that someone had tried to steal their vehicle, damaging it in the process, therefore requiring that it be towed. She was with her son-in-law at a local High School..  All the necessary details were taken and a local towing

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  • Hijacked in the street

    Hijacked in the street0

    Received a call from a member that a couple had knocked at his door saying they had just been hijacked in the street.  My partner immediately called Norkem Park SAPS while I reached out to Afriforum and got the vehicle information to search on the @SNIPR database to see if the vehicle had driven past

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  • Emergency Drills

    Emergency Drills0

    In order to ensure that our staff are on the ball and utilise appropriate skills and knowledge in emergency situations, @Together SA CAN (NPO) and other partner companies regularly participate in mock emergency drills. This is also for the benefit of our contributing members who are company-based, to ensure that such operations and procedures are

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  • Lack of Communication – an Apology

    Lack of Communication – an Apology0

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  • A stroke happens when…

    A stroke happens when…0

    Signs and symptoms are one of the most important factors that one must be aware of, whether you suffer from a medical condition or not. A stroke happens when blood vessels in the brain are either blocked or burst, resulting in numbness in the face, arm or leg, usually on one side. Symptoms are: confusion

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  • Lack of Communication – an Apology

    Lack of Communication – an Apology0

    Hi South Africa, my family, my heart… I can honestly say I sure have missed writing to you all and there is no valid reason not to keep you well informed. We have not spoken for a long while and I made at SA CAN over the past six months. So many members, community leaders,

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  • HEART ATTACK – EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROCEDURE

    HEART ATTACK – EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROCEDURE0

    I received a call from member stating that her husband had possibly had a heart attack. At the time of the call his skin was blue and he was non responsive. I contacted the Advanced Life Support division and @Netcare was dispatched. I then called the member back to let her know that an ambulance

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  • Young lady collapsed in Shopping Centre

    Young lady collapsed in Shopping Centre0

    When you are aware of medical problems and allergies etc, it is best to try and wear items such as a medical alert bracelet, which makes it easier for emergency services to identify and treat you properly. You can also load your medical information onto your MyVault profile so that our control room can convey

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  • Tuck-shop owner robbed and stabbed

    Tuck-shop owner robbed and stabbed0

    During the day I received a call from a member who owns a small tuck-shop, run from his premises. He called us in need of help as three armed men had pulled up and robbed him using their vehicle as a getaway car.  We dispatched the relevant authorities and medical teams and then loaded the

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  • Update: Day 183, June 13th, 2019

    Update: Day 183, June 13th, 20190

    •  BPD Web – Integrate BPD Web to Telegram enabling automatic posting of communications to Telegram users for “Get the News First” @BriansPD Channel •  Telegram: www.t.me/BriansPD •  BPD Web: www.BPD.TrackBox.World •  Twitter Account Updated – header in development •  www.twitter.com/brianspd   •  Facebook Account Updated – header in development •  www.facebook.com/BRIANS.PASSIONATE.DESK •  User Comments

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  • Update: Day 182, June 12th, 2019

    Update: Day 182, June 12th, 20190

    •  Share Buttons Telegram, WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook.  •  Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down •  Update BPD header with new logo. •  Contact Us – add Brian’s new logo and cell.

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  • Update: Day 169, May 30th, 2019

    Update: Day 169, May 30th, 20190

    •  Meeting held with RO General Bala Naidoo and Brigadier Jay Naicker, SAPS KZN Communications. •  We all agree that our teamwork approach in communications is critical to productivity, building the global network, managing facts, information flow, dispelling propaganda and ensuring that the public are kept well informed, helping to provide solutions and valuable information,

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  • Update: Day 168, May 29th, 2019

    Update: Day 168, May 29th, 20190

    Brian’s Passionate Desk – Upgrades and design work by Lynette Lombaard (Creative & Communications Manager). A personal “Thank you so very much” for our friendship, shared passion, dreams and for bringing to life all the work that we do together along with the development team for South Africa, whom we all jointly serve and are

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  • Update: Day 79, March 1st, 2019

    Update: Day 79, March 1st, 20190

    Andre von Below (SA45), Content Manager appointed.

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  • Update: Day 1, December 12th, 2018

    Update: Day 1, December 12th, 20180

    •  All National ERPC Dispatchers embraced into Dispatcher Files, with personal bridge-building and direct communications to our members and the entire country.

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  • SNIPR cameras come to our aid everyday helping us to fight crime and recover hijacked vehicles

    SNIPR cameras come to our aid everyday helping us to fight crime and recover hijacked vehicles0

    As the crime in our country keeps increasing, we are faced with the daily reality of potentially being a victim of crime. Vehicle related crimes are one of the highest crime rates, given that we are faced with multiple hijackings each and everyday. The SNIPR cameras come to our aid everyday helping us to fight

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  • Attempted Transformer Theft

    Attempted Transformer Theft0

    Received a call from member reporting an attempted transformer theft in the Grootvley area. The member had fired warning shots which scared the suspects away and they had fled the scene empty handed. We called SAPS Perdekop to inform them about the situation and they were willing to assist with patrolling the area during the

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  • Baby deceased after birth

    Baby deceased after birth0

    We received a call from a member with the terrible news that a woman had given birth and that the baby was deceased. I phoned @Netcare and Hillcrest SAPS and to attend the scene..  On arrival they treated the patient who was heavily bleeding and then transported her to a nearby hospital. Our deepest condolences

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  • Mountain Bike Accident

    Mountain Bike Accident0

    We received a call from a member requesting medical assistance for a man who fell off his mountain bike. When I phoned @Netcare911 and they were already mobile.  On arrival they treated the patient as he had suffered head injuries and they requested we circulate with members of the area to assist in identifying the

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  • Teamwork is everything!

    Teamwork is everything!0

    Well done to the SAPS, Crime Intelligence, The Hawks, Victim Support Services, National Prosecuting Authority and all specialised divisions involved in this case. Most of all, thank you to all the victims and the families for their trust in coming forward and going the distance in this case to bring justice and to ensure that

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  • Vehicle using false plates we had been looking for

    Vehicle using false plates we had been looking for0

    We received an activation on the @SNIPR cameras for a silver Toyota Verso. I immediately recognized the vehicle as one that we had been looking for that had been using false plates. I called a member of the @Pinetown CPF and he sent local security and patrollers in search of the vehicle. After a while it

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  • BIPOLAR MOOD DISORDER

    BIPOLAR MOOD DISORDER0

    On one of my night shifts I received a call from one of our fellow dispatchers reporting that a friend of their family had gone missing. She had resigned from her job with immediate affect and had not been seen since. As well as having gone through a very toxic relationship with a bad break

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  • 2nd KZN Farm Murder 2019

    2nd KZN Farm Murder 20190

    LUAN PRESTON (31)KZN – Oslo Beach On the morning of Saturday 15th June 2019 the body of a farm manager was discovered in his house in Oslo Beach (Port Shepstone). The victim lived alone. It would appear that the suspect/s gained access to the home through a door which was left unlocked. It also appears

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  • ALLERGIC REACTION

    ALLERGIC REACTION0

    An Interesting fact to know is that when your body experiences an allergic reaction, it is your immune systems ways of fighting substances and can include symptoms such as itching, rash and trouble breathing.  It is also interesting to note that sometimes allergies do not occur the first time you come into contact with it,

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  • KIDNAPPING

    KIDNAPPING0

    When coming onto shift you never know what kind of cases will come your way Cases may vary from accidental activation to far more serious matters. On a day shift we had received information from one of the Captains we work with, that there has been a kidnapping of an adult. On receiving the information,

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  • Attempted Housebreaking

    Attempted Housebreaking0

    Received a report of an attempted house-breaking at Bradford Place in Pinetown. Suspects were spotted by a neighbour who wasted no time and immediately notified the SA CAN ERPC. Its saddens me to say that the perpetrators managed to get away, but fortunately they did not manage to take anything or hurt the innocent souls

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  • Hit on the head by a cricket ball

    Hit on the head by a cricket ball0

    We received a call from a teacher at a local High School requesting an ambulance to assist one of their students who had been hit on the head by a cricket ball. The patient was conscious but confused. I immediately requested assistance from  @Netcare911. He was on scene within seven minutes and the patient was

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  • The help you need in that moment of time

    The help you need in that moment of time0

    At Trackbox, we strive to be the best, providing A Grade services to all our members. As dispatchers, we go through the task of self studying to attain A Grade Certification according to PSIRA registration. We push ourselves to be the best we can to assist our members, we push ourselves to be the fastest

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  • Student Fainted and Unconscious

    Student Fainted and Unconscious0

    I received a call from a teacher at a local Secondary School. One of his students, a 16 year old female, had fainted and was still unconscious and struggling to breathe. I sent a request to @Netcare911 for assistance. An ambulance was dispatched to assist. The student’s parents had already been informed by the school.

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  • HAPPY FATHERS’ DAY!

    HAPPY FATHERS’ DAY!1

    Being a father is the best thing ever, and because of you, the nationwide SA CAN family, I am blessed with an incredible immediate family and an equally out of this world policing family! Tons and tons of happy Father’s Day wishes to all the fathers out there. In bonds of friendship and policing partnership,

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  • House Breakin in Progress

    House Breakin in Progress0

    TheTrackbox/SACAN control room received a call some time back from a member reporting a house breakin in progress, two males that had used a ladder to climb to the top floor window and have bent the burglar bars open to try and gain entry. We made contact with kloof SAPS and @Enforce Security who then

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  • MY JOURNEY TO THE MOUNTAIN

    MY JOURNEY TO THE MOUNTAIN0

    HELEN GROSVENOR CONTACT NUMBER REQUEST Team, can you help me? I have a book called “My Journey to the Mountain” for delivery to a retired veteran, Col. Jack Haskins, KZN Search and Rescue. I am looking for a cell number.  We have worked on so many cases together and have come full circle into the

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  • Frogs and noise complaints.

    Frogs and noise complaints.0

    So as we all know, frogs are a noisy bunch. They have the power to drive us crazy and cause sleep deprivation for some, but did you know that they have many benefits as well? Here are just a few reasons why we should appreciate the noisy buggers a little bit more. *They act as

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  • APPEAL ON KIDNAPPING INVESTIGATION

    APPEAL ON KIDNAPPING INVESTIGATION0

    6 JUNE 2019 KWAZULU-NATAL – It has come to the attention of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation that there are various incorrect media reports doing the rounds pertaining to the alleged kidnapping of Sandra Moonsamy that took place on 30 May 2019 in Pinetown, Durban. This office want to place it on record that untrue

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  • Maintain a Safe Following Distance

    Maintain a Safe Following Distance0

    It cannot be stressed enough to be vigilant on the road and to maintain a safe following distance. Many will say that it will never happen to them but always remember that you cannot predict your fate and what will happen whilst on the road, everything is unpredictable. It hits hard when it’s one of

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  • We strive to be the best and most reliable emergency response centre out there

    We strive to be the best and most reliable emergency response centre out there0

    After a long and quiet night shift, it is time to rest and recuperate the body and mind knowing that everybody is safe without any serious reports. As shifts change, both going off and coming on duty, there is one thing that we know for sure and this is that we do everything we can

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  • Daughter had rolled her car and was flung out

    Daughter had rolled her car and was flung out0

    Traffic Accident – Motor Vehicle Accident We received a call from a scared and concerned father that has just heard that his daughter had rolled her car and was flung out her vehicle on the R74 towards Muden, unknown at this stage what had caused this accident. With VCAT-7 and the NetCare 5 Helicopter on

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  • Poaching dogs Spotted

    Poaching dogs Spotted0

    Today I received a call to say that poaching dogs have been spotted in a nature reserve. The handlers however were nowhere to be seen, either hiding or had ran away when hearing that the EKZN Honorary Officers were in the area. Unfortunately for the Honorary officers, the visibility was not clear and it was

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  • Bumped off the road by a truck

    Bumped off the road by a truck0

    In the Emergency response center there are certain calls that are regular calls from day to day, they may be the same category but every case is different in its own way with a story of what happened to separate it from the others. Our roads are not the safest to travel on, we as

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  • Emergency call with a happy ending

    Emergency call with a happy ending0

    What was supposedly going to be a typical quiet night shift, turned into an emergency call @ 3 am, that would save the life of an 83 year old woman who had collapsed due to low blood pressure. Netcare had been called and dispatched and a description taken down to hand over to them. I

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  • Criminals don’t rest

    Criminals don’t rest0

    Regardless of the time of year, criminals don’t rest. There have been multiple cases of theft of motor vehicles, attempted burglaries, petty theft and other forms of crime. Please ensure that you are aware of your surroundings at all times and that you are taking the precautions necessary to keep both yourself and your belongings

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  • Missing Pet – Dog

    Missing Pet – Dog0

    We received a message of a missing white and brown Jack Russell puppy called Rocky. He had a blue collar and was microchipped and had run away from home the previous night. Rocky had been with the family for only a day and family, and especially their little boy was so upset at the thought

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  • Collapsed – Suffering from dehydration

    Collapsed – Suffering from dehydration0

    Medical – Collapsed – Conscious We received a call from a care center estate in Winston Park requesting an ambulance to transport one of our elderly members who was suffering with dehydration and her condition was deteriorating rapidly. The elderly member was being cared for by the Nurses at the Care Centre while awaiting the

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  • Shooting in the Lidgetton West area

    Shooting in the Lidgetton West area0

    A message came through at around 07:30 that there had been a shooting in the Lidgetton West area in the early hours of the morning and that there was noone on scene as yet. Due to the victim or members on scene not being AAA Response members I initially struggled to get a location and

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  • Child goes missing

    Child goes missing0

    One of the most terrifying things as a parent is to have one of your children go missing whether the child is a minor or of legal age. The distress as a parent when expecting your child to come home or not to find them where you left them is one of the worst feelings

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  • Protests get way out of control

    Protests get way out of control0

    All over the country we see news and social media posts about protesting happening for all sorts of reasons such a fuel cost, transport costs and wanted increases on salaries ect. Sometimes the extent of these protests get way out of control and land up being safety hazards and some end up being violent. Law

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  • KZN FARM MURDERS

    KZN FARM MURDERS0

    50% REDUCTION – COLLECTIVE GOAL REMINDER: A united model has been well established from 2010 by our KZN South African teamwork effort from rural, township and urban residents as well as the ERPC collaboration Network Members.  Our push-back year is continuing to unfold with the ongoing infusion of all technologies, corporate partnerships and thousands of

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  • Lock yourself up and quickly call for assistance

    Lock yourself up and quickly call for assistance0

    The most important thing in the emergency service industry is the chain reaction to your reaction, it is key to have a quick response to any situation thrown your direction. One of the worst feelings must be one in which you are disturbed from your sleep by your barking dogs, alerting you that something is

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  • The “TrackMe” feature

    The “TrackMe” feature0

    Trackbox has many features and functions to keep families and communities safe. Each day we wake up we may have a plan of what we are doing that day but we never know what may happen along the way. One of our more popular features is the “TrackMe” feature. Whether it’s just for a morning

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  • Together SA CAN NPO Finances

    Together SA CAN NPO Finances0

    Meeting Held at SA CAN HQ – 2019-05-17 BPD SA CAN NPO Finances: 1. Workmen’s Compensation for all SA CAN employees – accounts department to investigate 2. VCAT NPO Air Support Service – ledger accounts opened and payments allocated. 3. VCAT Motor Vehicle expenses – ledger accounts reviewed. Accounts to go through and allocate fuel,

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  • Trackbox app and its features that are available to those who are part of a local CPF

    Trackbox app and its features that are available to those who are part of a local CPF0

    One of the most important things for the community is the trackbox app and its features that are available to those who are part of a local CPF and come together to help neighborhoods fight against crime and keep the areas safe.   Features on our app help these members reach out to us in

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  • Dealing with loss of a loved one

    Dealing with loss of a loved one0

    One of the most difficult things to deal with is the loss of a loved one. They say that in time the pain goes away, however my experience of this is not so. n time you may come to terms with it, but in your heart there is still the sadness and the feeling that

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  • Urgently ambulance for grandmother of 84

    Urgently ambulance for grandmother of 840

    Being an emergency dispatcher, we are surrounded by stories. Some are incredible. Some are touching and heartfelt and some that strike home or that will hold onto your heart/mind. As a dispatcher we are here to put ourselves in the shoes of a caller reporting an emergency or even just an anonymous tip. First and

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  • Head on collision on the M4

    Head on collision on the M40

    That one call that every family dreads the most! Receiving a call from Emergency Services or the Hospital to advise you that your loved one has been in a car accident or has passed on. I received an activation stating that there had been a head on collision on the M4 just before the Umdloti

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  • Project Mustard Seed Results – Guns Recovered

    Project Mustard Seed Results – Guns Recovered0

    Hand Guns Recovered : 44 Rifles : 11 | R4s : 1 | R5s : 5 | AK-47 : 1 Our work with SAPS, The Hawks, Crime Intelligence, private partnership resources, and all ERPC Collaboration “Together SA CAN”. #TrackBox #SACAN #Project_Mustard_Seed #Recovered_Guns https://bpd.trackbox.world/…/project-mustard-seed-january-2…/ 1

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  • +/-50 year male, who was having a heart attack

    +/-50 year male, who was having a heart attack0

    In the early hours we received a TrackMe activation from a member, who. advised me he had just received a call from a neighbor, +/-50year male, who was having a heart attack. He advised that he was en-route to the premises, and needed an Ambulance urgently and members on scene had begun with CPR. I

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  • Disorder between N3 Van Reenen Pass and at the Tugela Toll Plaza.

    Disorder between N3 Van Reenen Pass and at the Tugela Toll Plaza.0

    Some time back we received  reports of protest action and public disorder being held between N3 Van Reenen Pass and at the Tugela Toll Plaza. At the time, it was unknown what the extent of the damage caused was or the reason behind the protest that left the entire Roadway was closed for motorist. We

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  • January to April 2019 feedback to the country

    January to April 2019 feedback to the country0

    Hey South Africa, I trust you are all well and loving each moment in developing our country as much as I am. While extremely tough for both citizens and leaders, I listened to a bunch of people talking about how bad things are, but what was different about this conversation was the reference to leaders

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  • Project Mustard Seed Results – Vehicles Recovered

    Project Mustard Seed Results – Vehicles Recovered0

    Vehicles Recovered (SNIPR Cameras) to the value of +- R 8,800,000.00 Our work with SAPS, The Hawks, Crime Intelligence, private partnership resources, and all ERPC Collaboration “Together SA CAN”. #TrackBox #SACAN #Project_Mustard_Seed #Recovered_Vehicles https://bpd.trackbox.world/…/project-mustard-seed-january-2…/

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  • Theft of electronic devices

    Theft of electronic devices0

    One of the most common crimes in our country is cellphones theft and other electronic devices. Whether the suspects catch you at an intersection forcing you to hand over your cellphone or whether you are in a busy shopping centre and they ‘accidentally’ bump into you in order to pickpocket you. We recently received a

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  • 215 Poaching Arrests

    215 Poaching Arrests0

    PROJECT MUSTARD SEED UPDATE: Murder, Rape, Rhino Poaching and Road Accident Deaths are the most significant challenges we face on a day-to-day basis. What we know for sure is that when standing on the scales of success or failure, asking ourselves: “Are we winning or losing?”, it feels like to those on the outside that

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  • Petro – Testimonial

    Petro – Testimonial0

    I would like to express my gratitude to #SACAN. for the professional assistance they gave me when I was in tremendous dire straits. My husband was in hospital when the accident occurred. If I wasn’t for members of SACAN I wouldn’t be able to talk about my ordeal. I was absolutely on my own and I couldn’t

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  • Two teenagers missing between Newcastle & Pietermaritzburg

    Two teenagers missing between Newcastle & Pietermaritzburg0

    We received a call from a Warrant Officer from Newcastle SAPS reporting that two teenagers had been driving from Newcastle to Pietermaritzburg and they had not arrived. I opened an IMICS case, and searched on the system for the vehicle they had been driving but there were no results so I published a local alert

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  • Project Mustard Seed – Recovered Goods

    Project Mustard Seed – Recovered Goods0

    Value of recovered goods +- R 3,914,300.00 22 Our work with SAPS, The Hawks, Crime Intelligence, private partnership resources, and all ERPC Collaboration

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  • Mini with a red roof involved in a house robbery in West Riding area.

    Mini with a red roof involved in a house robbery in West Riding area.0

    We received a report from on that a dark green Mini with a red roof was involved in a house robbery in the West Riding area. The Mini had previously been involved in several other incidents including an armed robbery at a supermarket. Unfortunately no one at the scene had managed to get the registration

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  • 30 year-old female having a seizure

    30 year-old female having a seizure0

    At around midnight I received a call from the security manager at a local Gated Estate saying that one of their residents, a +/-30 year-old female, was having a seizure. The security were on their way to the scene so no further info was available on the patient at that point.I immediately created a case

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  • Gunshots coming from the Krantzkloof

    Gunshots coming from the Krantzkloof0

    I received a call from a local neighbourhood watch member reporting that they had heard gunshots coming from the Krantzkloof nature reserve which made him suspect that there were poachers in the area. I contacted the EKZN honorary officers and called Hillcrest SAPS who dispatched a van to the area. We received feedback that the

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  • Project Mustard Seed – Total Arrests

    Project Mustard Seed – Total Arrests0

    Project Mustard Seed Results – Total Arrests Total Arrests : 175 since January 2019 Our work with #SAPS, #The_Hawks, #Crime_Intelligence, private partnership resources, and all #ERPC Collaboration “Together SA CAN”.

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  • Always report suspicious activity

    Always report suspicious activity0

    We received a call from a member in the Harding area reporting two men standing in the back of a slow moving SAB truck off-loading crates of beer onto a Toyota Hilux bakkie. I immediately called Harding SAPS and informed them of the situation and gave them the registration of the vehicle. They sent a

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  • Taxi vehicle involved in several house robberies.

    Taxi vehicle involved in several house robberies.0

    A vehicle alert came up on the SNIPR South Africa cameras and as soon as I saw it I recognised the vehicle as a possible metered taxi vehicle that had been involved in several house robberies. I had been working on the case with a rescue tech operator the day before so immediately let them know the

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  • Missing CHILD – KZN – Newcastle

    Missing CHILD – KZN – Newcastle0

    Update – Our heartfelt condolences go to the family of little Lwandile who’s has been found deceased. RIP little angel 2019/04/23IMICS: 1463/04/201914:00 MISSING CHILD KZN – Newcastle Lwandile Ntombela, 2 years old, went missing on Sunday, 21 April 2019 between 10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. She was last seen wearing a pink dress, pink tracksuit top

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  • MISSING PERSON – Amanzimtoti

    MISSING PERSON – Amanzimtoti0

    UPDATE: FOUND SAFE 2019/04/12IMICS: 0796/04/201920:09 MISSING PERSON – UPDATE: FOUND SAFEKZN – Amanzimtoti An elderly white male, Abraham Van Niekerk, went missing this afternoon at around 14:00 from the beach near The Promenade Street. He is slim built, wears glasses, and he was last seen wearing a T-shirt, running shorts and slops. SAPS have been

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  • Keep contact information up to date

    Keep contact information up to date0

    We received an activation from a member and when I tried to call her, there was no answer. After trying repeatedly to contact her I opened her profile and started calling her emergency contacts, who also did not answer their phones. Seeing that the location sent on her activation was the same as her residential

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  • Some encouraging words for the team!

    Some encouraging words for the team!0

    I truly believe that the most important keywords in life are: “please”, “thank you” and “I am sorry”. These words along with meaningful human interaction are the highest forms of payment and success. You simply cannot buy these, nor can you buy passion and the results it produces. These four human elements always make your

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  • Fake Home Affairs “representatives”

    Fake Home Affairs “representatives”0

    Yesterday, a family from Gauteng asked me for assistance as they were contacted by “representatives” from Home Affairs who wanted to come and do a home visit. The couple had been to Home Affairs that day but were told that they would have to come back. Later that same day, persons pretending to be from

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  • House Breaking

    House Breaking0

    I received a call from a member about a house-breaking in progress at her neighbour’s house. She described the suspects, how they were dressed and that they were on foot. While I was on the call my colleague was busy notifying the police. When I finished talking to the member the police were already on

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  • KIDNAPPING – CHILD

    KIDNAPPING – CHILD0

    UPDATE: LEVORN HAS BEEN FOUND AND IS SAFE 2019/04/08IMICS: 0494/04/201903:17 CRIME: KIDNAPPING – CHILD – UPDATE: FOUND SAFEKZN –Durban (Merebank) Please be on the lookout for Levorn Lawrence, who was taken by his father under the influence of alcohol and driving an unroadworthy white Opel Corsa, reg. ND722101. If seen, please contact Brig. Gopz Govender

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  • Some encouraging words for the team!

    Some encouraging words for the team!0

    I truly believe that the most important keywords in life are: “please”, “thank you” and “I am sorry”. These words along with meaningful human interaction are the highest forms of payment and success. You simply cannot buy these, nor can you buy passion and the results it produces. These four human elements always make your

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  • With Easter Weekend around the corner

    With Easter Weekend around the corner0

    We took some time to reflect what we, in the ERPC as dispatchers have done to make a difference in South Africa. Dealing with both emergencies and helping members with their TrackBox queries. We as a family do our very best to assist those that need our help. Days have come and days have past

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  • MISSING PET

    MISSING PET0

    MISSING PET – UPDATE: FOUND SAFE Please be on the lookout for Patch, this beloved family pet who was stolen this morning during a house break-in in Kloof. ———————————————— 2019/04/04IMICS: 0244/04/201910:50 THEFT: OTHERKZN – Kloof A Pitbull dog and a TV were stolen from Fernleigh Drive at 10:30 this morning. The suspects were on foot

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  • WANTED PERSON

    WANTED PERSON0

    UPDATE: FOUND AND ARRESTED 2019/04/04IMICS: 0217/04/201906:24 REPORT: ANONYMOUS TIPGP, Pretoria – Nigel Prison Please be on the lookout for Hannes Petrus who escaped from Nigel Prison in Springs yesterday (03/04/2019). He is wanted for rape charges. If seen, please contact Mrs Makhonza or Mr Kalp at 011 8148138/9. In any emergency call SAPS 10111 or

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  • Parents be vigilant on drug abuse

    Parents be vigilant on drug abuse0

    As a mother and dispatcher I would like to appeal to other parents to be vigilant on drug use/abuse.We as parents need to speak to our children about the dangers of drugs at a very young age and not be afraid to have open conversations with them. Be aware of changes in your child’s behavior;

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  • Testimonial – Mediese Nood Bystand

    Testimonial – Mediese Nood Bystand0

    Ek is altyd koel en kalm as dit by nood gevalle kom. Ek bestuur ons tuis nood beheer kamer te same met my regterhand Kobus Boshoff van Koppies. Maar kom ek vertel julle van paniek en verwarring. Ek het gisteraand my TrackBox paniek knoppie gedruk soos enige iemand dit moet doen in n nood geval.

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  • ***Important Read***

    ***Important Read***0

    Every day in the ERPC we receive calls where our members’ vehicles have been stolen or hijacked. Please note the following: On your TrackBox App please scan in your vehicle as follows: *Click on the App and it will automatically commence the countdown *Cancel the countdown, then click on the 3 horizontal lines on the top

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  • Testimonial

    Testimonial0

    Ek is altyd koel en kalm as dit by nood gevalle kom.Ek bestuur ons tuis nood beheer kamer te same met my regterhand Kobus Boshoff van Koppies. Maar kom ek vertel julle van paniek en verwarring. Ek het gisteraand my TrackBox paniek knoppie gedruk soos enige iemand dit moet doen in n nood geval. Ek

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  • Medical: Collapsed/Conscious

    Medical: Collapsed/Conscious0

    Jamie-Leigh Hartshorne (SA13) received a call from Chartwell Estate in Winston Park requesting an ambulance to transport one of ourmembers, 83 year-old Mrs Storey who was suffering from dehydration. Nurses at Chartwell Estate stabilised Mrs Storey until an ambulance arrived. #Netcare911 arrived on scene and transported Mrs Storey to #HillcrestPrivateHospital. Jamie made contact with Mr Storey (husband) who

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  • Broken down vehicle report

    Broken down vehicle report0

    We got a broken down vehicle report on the M13 westbound. It was on Field’s Hill before the Village Road turn-off, in the fast lane and on a blind spot. Metro services were immediately informed of the situation as it was prone to cause an accident, endangering the lives of innocent souls. In consideration of others

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  • Suspicious Vehicles

    Suspicious Vehicles0

    I received a call from a neighbourhood watch patroller who is a TrackBox member in the early morning hours advising me that there was an abandoned vehicle on one of the roads he had been patrolling. A registration check was done through SAPS and feedback confirmed that the vehicle was ‘stolen and recovered’. I then

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  • Vehicle Recovery Report

    Vehicle Recovery Report0

    Recently a vehicle entered Hillcrest and was picked up by one of the SNIPR South Africa cameras which indicated that the vehicle was listed as stolen #SAPS (Durban Central). I immediately informed #SAPS #Hillcrest who responded in the blink of an eye and were able to track, and recover the vehicle. Thanks to #SAPS Hillcrest for their devotion. Working with such a

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  • MISSING ADULT – UPDATE: FOUND SAFE N11 outside Ladysmith

    MISSING ADULT – UPDATE: FOUND SAFE N11 outside Ladysmith0

    !!UPDATE: FOUND SAFE!! 2019/03/23IMICS: 1605/03/201908:15 MISSING ADULT – UPDATE: FOUND SAFEN11 outside Ladysmith Neels van Heerden was last heard from at 20:30 on Friday night after his car had broken down on the N11 outside of Ladysmith. He was driving a white Ford Bantam, reg. JJX704MP. If you have any information regarding his whereabouts please

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  • Residential areas are noise complaints

    Residential areas are noise complaints0

    One of the most common issues in residential areas are noise complaints. These days not everyone works a 9 to 5 job; some work shifts and come home to neighbours who constantly play loud music and party, or in some cases, have loud domestic incidents. I received a call from a TrackBox member who regularly

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  • MISSING PERSON KZN – Vryheid

    MISSING PERSON KZN – Vryheid0

    2019/03/12IMICS: 0837/03/201919:48 MISSING PERSONKZN – Vryheid Mr Thwala a 32 year old african male went missing on Sunday night near Vryheid after his vehicle broke down on the way from Paulpietersburg to Newcastle. The vehicle was recovered. In any emergency contact SAPS 10111 or the National ERPC using your AAA-Response App for Anything! Anytime! Anywhere!

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  • Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Honorary Officer Corps,

    Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Honorary Officer Corps,0

    This is just fantastic and so unexpected. I will pass it on to all the teams. I truly believe that we are NOT short on resources, we are short on knowing one another and knowing who to trust. Further to this, over 16 years we have built a very realistic and financially sustainable model that

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  • Appreciation for the support of SA CAN for the Ezemvelo KZN Honorary Officer Corps

    Appreciation for the support of SA CAN for the Ezemvelo KZN Honorary Officer Corps0

    Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Honorary Officer Corps, This is just fantastic and so unexpected. I will pass it on to all the teams. I truly believe that we are NOT short on resources, we are short on knowing one another and knowing who to trust. Further to this, over 16 years we have built a very

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  • MISSING ADULT KZN – Scottsville

    MISSING ADULT KZN – Scottsville0

    2019/03/02IMICS: 0153/03/201919:03 MISSING ADULTKZN – Scottsville Graham Bailey, aged 70, has been reported missing from his home in Kensington, Johannesburg. He had not taken any belongings or money except for the bag on his back. He was last seen in Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg. SAPS has been notified. If you have any information regarding his whereabouts please

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  • HIGH PRIORITY UPGRADE

    HIGH PRIORITY UPGRADE0

    HIGH PRIORITY ANDROID UPGRADE • Automatic IMICS Case Registration • One Touch Activation • Duress Telephone Calling Please upgrade to the latest version of the TrackBox AAA-Response App. This now includes an update to the patented one touch activation system, countdown clock, automatic case registration, duress telephone calling or the ability to simply silence your

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  • MISSING PERSON – UPDATE: SAFE KZN – Durban North

    MISSING PERSON – UPDATE: SAFE KZN – Durban North0

    UPDATE: SAFE 2019/02/26IMICS: 2034/02/201907:00 MISSING PERSON – UPDATE: SAFEKZN – Durban North Travis Graham, aged 17, has been reported missing from his boarding school in Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal. His cellphone is also off. SAPS has been notified. If you have any information regarding his whereabouts please contact Zelda on 0719595117 or SA CAN using your

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  • MEC Supports Safety Initiative

    MEC Supports Safety Initiative0

    The TrackBox Technologies Pty Ltd team recently met up with KZN MEC for Transport, Community Safety & Liaison Mxolisi Kuanda alongside SNIPR South Africa, and the uMgngeni Community Safety Initiative (UCSI) to discuss the community teamwork and rollout plan of community safety through technology

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  • MISSING PERSON – FOUND SAFE GP – JHB (Walkerville)

    MISSING PERSON – FOUND SAFE GP – JHB (Walkerville)0

    UPDATE: FOUND SAFE 2019/02/17IMICS:1308/02/201923:01 MISSING PERSON – FOUND SAFEGP – JHB (Walkerville) Brian Pretorius has been reported missing around Walkerville, Johannesburg. When he ran out of petrol he was driving a Blue Fiat Palio, NJN636GP, and was on his way to Henley. His cellphone is also off. If you have any information regarding his whereabouts

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  • Project Mustard Seed – January 2019

    Project Mustard Seed – January 20190

    Project Mustard Seed – January 2019 Well done everyone. These are fantastic results. As mentioned, the arrests are high as John Dennis (SV3) revisited many cases where suspects were outstanding and have now been chased down and arrested. Team, our work with SAPS, The Hawks, Crime Intelligence, private partnership resources, all ERPC Collaboration Network members

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  • MISSING ADULT KZN – Richmond

    MISSING ADULT KZN – Richmond0

    2019/02/12IMICS:0814/02/201913:15 MISSING ADULTKZN – Richmond Neliswe Gaza, 29 years old, mentally challenged went missing in Imbali, and was last seen near Richmond on the 8th February 2019 wearing blue jeans and a white vest when leaving home. A missing person’s case is being opened at SAPS. If you have any information regarding her whereabouts please

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  • VCAT-7 Operatives App, AAA-Response Button & TrackMe

    VCAT-7 Operatives App, AAA-Response Button & TrackMe0

    TrackMe for the AAA-Response Button is live in beta. Please will those in beta help us stress-test TrackMe in rural areas, farms, forest areas and under daily driving conditions. This is the button on the bottom right once you open your AAA-Response app. In testing the above image is from a live stress-test and this

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  • TimesLIVE: Nine dead, including two cops, after bloody cash heist shootout.

    TimesLIVE: Nine dead, including two cops, after bloody cash heist shootout.0

    ATT: General Khehla John Sitole, SAPS National Commissioner ATT: Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Lucky Mkhwanazi, KZN Provincial Commissioner ATT: SAPS Commanders & Members CC: ERPC Collaboration Network members, and all TrackBox Technologies and Together SA CAN NPO members and staff. https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-02-02-nine-dead-including-two-cops-after-bloody-cash-heist-shootout WHEN WE LOSE a Tactical Operative, we lose a national treasure! I am deeply hurt

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  • MASSIVE UPGRADES TO IMPROVE SERVICE DELIVERY

    MASSIVE UPGRADES TO IMPROVE SERVICE DELIVERY0

    Team, please be advised that we are doing massive upgrades to improve service delivery and our background technology processes for TrackBox – AAA Button on Android, followed by iOS. This has been outstanding for a while but we had to get through other key developments first. We expect this to take until Friday 8th February

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  • MISSING ADULT – UPDATE FOUND GP – Alberton

    MISSING ADULT – UPDATE FOUND GP – Alberton0

    UPDATE: FOUND SAFE 2019/01/30IMICS: 1922/01/201921:55 MISSING ADULT – UPDATE FOUNDGP – Alberton Kayleen Jade Gounder a 19 year old student went missing on her way home from college around 11:35 this morning. She was driving a blue Hyundai Accent, reg. ND561303. She was last known to be wearing blue jeans and black shoes and she

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  • MISSING ADULT – UPDATE: FOUND SAFE KZN – Idutway

    MISSING ADULT – UPDATE: FOUND SAFE KZN – Idutway0

    UPDATE: FOUND SAFE 2019/01/26IMICS:1663/01/201914:52 MISSING ADULT – UPDATE: FOUND SAFEKZN – Idutway Police Officer Mabutho John Ntlantsana 36 years old was last seen in Idutway on the 14th January 2019. A missing person case has been opened at Idutway Inq SAPS with Ref.: 02/01/2019. If you have any information regarding his whereabouts,Please contact Cst Kakati

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  • MISSING PERSON – FOUND SAFE KZN – Richards Bay

    MISSING PERSON – FOUND SAFE KZN – Richards Bay0

    **UPDATE: FOUND SAFE** 2019/01/25IMICS:1608/01/201913:20 MISSING PERSON – FOUND SAFEKZN – Richards Bay Peter Arthur Biggar was last seen in Ngwelezane Hospital when he was discharged on the 24th January 2019. He is ±1.8 m. tall, slender built, fair in complexion, with brown eyes and blackish brown hair. He has a tattoo of 3 stars on

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  • Be safe if travelling on our roads

    Be safe if travelling on our roads0

    As December and January weather is fairly unpredictable, with hot days interspersed with cold rainy days, it is advised that all members please be safe if travelling on our roads in the wet and slippery conditions. December saw quite a few accidents and January statistics have picking up. Please take care to keep a safe

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  • ERPC Collaboration Network

    ERPC Collaboration Network0

    Afternoon Commanders, Members, CEO’s, Directors, Leadership Committees, friends! I am back from my time off from 3rd to 9th January. We are about four days behind on our Development Schedule but will catch up. There are loads of development roll outs, upgrades and launches happening in January, February and March, so keep an eye out

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  • TrackBox has many features and functions to keep families and communities safe

    TrackBox has many features and functions to keep families and communities safe0

    Each day we wake up and make plans for the day but we never know what may happen along the way. One of our most popular features is the ‘Track Me’ button. Whether it’s just for a morning or afternoon run, travelling to and from work or travelling for business or pleasure, Track Me is

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  • Afternoon Commanders, Members, CEO’s, Directors,  Leadership Committees, friends!

    Afternoon Commanders, Members, CEO’s, Directors, Leadership Committees, friends!0

    I am back from my time off from 3rd to 9th January. We are about four days behind on our Development Schedule but will catch up. There are loads of development roll outs, upgrades and launches happening in January, February and March, so keep an eye out for them. 2019 started for us in July

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  • The life of an ERPC dispatcher

    The life of an ERPC dispatcher0

    Many cases come and go, but there are always those that you will carry with you each and every day thereafter. Whether it be an accidental call that leaves you in tears from laughter or a call that rips your heart from your chest because of the heartbreak that follows. These are the days that we as

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  • Traffic accident – Motor Vehicle Accidents

    Traffic accident – Motor Vehicle Accidents0

    First day of shift: Wet weather conditions. Lovely weather for our farmers’ fields to feed the nation however it would be a busy shift for us in the ERPC. We urge all our members and road users to arrive alive and travel safely, please. A few safety tips from all dispatchers in the ERPC control:

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  • ABALONE POACHING IN SOUTH AFRICA

    ABALONE POACHING IN SOUTH AFRICA0

    South Africa has lost an estimated 96 million units of abalone as per research done. These small, snail-like sea creatures face extinction thanks to poachers who go to extreme measures to obtain them. On the 11/12/2018 @ 18:20 the TrackBox ERPC National & International control room received a call from a lady in Betty’s Bay, Cape

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  • Cable theft is not only a common crime but also a highly dangerous one

    Cable theft is not only a common crime but also a highly dangerous one0

    It is extremely costly to the community at large in terms of damage to the power grid infrastructure and down-time for businesses. The day-to-day activities of private citizens is also affected with communication channels cut off, domestic appliances affected and financial losses for organisations, businesses, hospitals, shopping centres, etc., not to mention the pressure placed

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  • PEDESTRIAN KNOCKED DOWN

    PEDESTRIAN KNOCKED DOWN0

    It’s important that motorists use the road skills and knowledge they were taught, especially when in peak hour traffic and on main roads. I plead for motorists to stick to the speed limit and to be cautious when driving. Also keep a safe travelling distance. Please make sure you are sticking to road rules and

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  • Trespassing with intent to harm

    Trespassing with intent to harm0

    Members on a particular farm had been receiving ongoing threats of a farm attack to take place My name is Jamie-Leigh Hartshorne (SA13). On my last night shift at around about 22:30 I received a call regarding a possible farm attack/trespassing in progress in the Elands River area in the Eastern Cape. The location of this

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  • Turn in a Poacher

    Turn in a Poacher0

    DIAL 08616-87225  or use your TrackBox App to report POACHING IN PROGRESS Reporting Poaching TrackBox Technologies and KZN Wildlife encourages any citizen who witnesses wildlife offences to report the violation. The effectiveness of officers to curb the activities of poachers is dependent upon US! Witnesses are encouraged to report violations by calling Trackbox Technologies on 08616-87225 or by using your

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  • Our scaly friends – Snakes : Wildlife

    Our scaly friends – Snakes : Wildlife0

    Many of us as humans have the common ideology of snake = danger. This article has been based on the interest of changing people’s perspectives about snakes, to help educate them as to the role of the snake and why they are a vital to have around, and finally to advise on what snakes to

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  • Nag System Alerts0

    As the final mail in our series, this one focuses on the nag system. The TrackBox nag system has been designed to help ensure that all relevant information has been completed. Each time you open your TrackBox emergency app, the nag system checks whether your app is up to date, whether you have selected an

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  • TrackBox App & Language Selection0

    Good day Member I trust that you are happy, healthy and having a wonderful day. Team,  from all of us in the ERPC (Emergency Response & Prevention Centre) Collaboration Network, a massive THANK YOU for your continued support towards achieving our collective dreams and passions as well as your teamwork. We have recently introduced and

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  • TrackBox free trial period to end: 20 July 20180

    At the launch of the TrackBox app back in November 2016, a decision was taken to offer the full premium service for free for a limited trial period to ensure adequate testing of all features. This would allow us to tap in to the now 20 500+ App Users and make sure South Africa was

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  • TrackBox App Generation 10 update 1.0.313* released: 19 June 20180

    TrackBox Technologies will tomorrow 19 June 2018 release a new update to their Generation 10 TrackBox App. The latest update will be live in store during the course of tomorrow. The new update includes an app health check which automatically checks the login status of the app and prompts user to login if necessary. This

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  • Premium Membership0

    Good day Member I trust that you are well and having a positive day. The TrackBox app has been running on a limited trial period for the past  several months whereby all users have been able to have access to the full premium functionality. This has allowed us to tap in to the now 20

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  • Trackbox ERPC Selection0

    Good day Member I trust that you are well and loving the day. It has come to our attention that a number of members have not selected the correct ERPC when setting up the app. This is absolutely crucial to ensure that the correct emergency response teams are called upon, nearest to you within your

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