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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: The South African by Tom Head.]

Hijacking is a very real and all-too-common threat faced by South African motorists. We’ve seen countless footage of brazen criminals stealing cars while their innocent victims are still behind the wheel.

However, a security firm in Durban have told IOL that they’re noticing a sharp rise in the way that hijackers operate. Their methods have somewhat evolved recently, and it’s terrible news for law-abiding citizens.

“Abductions” are on the rise

Blue Security operations director Brian Jackson says that those involved in hijackings are now more likely to abduct the driver, rather than forcing them out of their own car. Although this act itself isn’t new, Jackson says his firm have encountered a spike in this technique over the past week.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.0% y/y in January 2019 (CPI) & +4.1 y/y in January 2019 (PPI)
1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2018)
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