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University of South Africa

1. Coetzee, Ben. A case study of non-ferrous metal theft at a selected mine in South Africa .

Degree: 2013, University of South Africa

The threat posed by non-ferrous metal theft to industries in South Africa is substantial but is also regarded with indifference. A reason for this view may be that the criminal act is ordinarily not accompanied by violence and the target of the crime is an object that is far removed from the vicinity of the majority of South Africans. Non-ferrous metal theft may sometimes even be erroneously termed a victimless crime. This study endeavours to shed light on the complexities of non-ferrous metal theft and the industrial dangers that may be suffered if this crime is not eradicated. A case study from the mining industry was used to examine the nature and extent of non-ferrous metal theft. A mixed methods approach was followed in terms of which qualitative and quantitative research was done sequentially to provide the best possible representation of the situation. The participant allowed access to data over a six-year period as well as access to mine employees for interviews to assist with understanding the safety and security measures that the mine put in place to protect its workforce. This information led to another realisation, namely that if non-ferrous metal thieves cut an electricity supply line that is critical for life support and transportation in the mine, mineworkers may succumb to the harsh conditions underground. It also became evident that the police and the criminal justice system must develop a better understanding of the seriousness of non-ferrous metal theft. If this does not happen in the near future, managing the consequences of nonferrous metal theft at South African mines will become a mammoth task. Such mines and other industries affected by non-ferrous metal related theft must collaborate with each other and the police in order to understand the nature of the crime and to ensure that the prosecution of the perpetrators is handled properly. These industries should also subscribe to a pragmatic approach to crime prevention whereby various components from different crime prevention strategies are used to address the issues being experienced and whereby a unique crime prevention model for each industry and mining site can be developed. Advisors/Committee Members: Snyman, H. F (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: South African mine; Mining industry; Theft; Copper cable theft; Non-ferrous metal theft; Crime prevention

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APA (6th Edition):

Coetzee, B. (2013). A case study of non-ferrous metal theft at a selected mine in South Africa . (Masters Thesis). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13332

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Coetzee, Ben. “A case study of non-ferrous metal theft at a selected mine in South Africa .” 2013. Masters Thesis, University of South Africa. Accessed January 26, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13332.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Coetzee, Ben. “A case study of non-ferrous metal theft at a selected mine in South Africa .” 2013. Web. 26 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Coetzee B. A case study of non-ferrous metal theft at a selected mine in South Africa . [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of South Africa; 2013. [cited 2020 Jan 26]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13332.

Council of Science Editors:

Coetzee B. A case study of non-ferrous metal theft at a selected mine in South Africa . [Masters Thesis]. University of South Africa; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13332


University of South Africa

2. Pretorius, William Lyon. A criminological analysis of copper cable theft in Gauteng .

Degree: 2013, University of South Africa

This dissertation focuses on the phenomenon of copper cable theft within the Gauteng Province of South Africa. Data was collected from literature sources as well as from security professionals combating copper theft. There are five primary objectives in this research: 1. To explore and to describe the extent and the impact of copper cable theft. 2. To gain insight into the profile and the modus operandi of the offender. 3. To evaluate current intervention measures used to combat the copper cable theft. 4. To describe the general factors limiting the success of combating copper cable theft. 5. To recommend probable intervention measures with which to combat copper cable theft. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with responsible security officials of victim stakeholder groups in Gauteng. It was established that copper cable theft is currently a very serious crime that deserves both attention and quick intervention before it does irreparable damage to the utility infrastructure of Gauteng, in particular, and in fact to all these infrastructures in South Africa. Advisors/Committee Members: Prinsloo, Johannes Hendrik (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Crime prevention; Copper cable theft; Copper theft; Copper thieves; Security measures; Second-Hand Goods Act's; Non-ferrous metal

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Pretorius, W. L. (2013). A criminological analysis of copper cable theft in Gauteng . (Masters Thesis). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/10598

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Pretorius, William Lyon. “A criminological analysis of copper cable theft in Gauteng .” 2013. Masters Thesis, University of South Africa. Accessed January 26, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/10598.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Pretorius, William Lyon. “A criminological analysis of copper cable theft in Gauteng .” 2013. Web. 26 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Pretorius WL. A criminological analysis of copper cable theft in Gauteng . [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of South Africa; 2013. [cited 2020 Jan 26]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/10598.

Council of Science Editors:

Pretorius WL. A criminological analysis of copper cable theft in Gauteng . [Masters Thesis]. University of South Africa; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/10598


University of South Africa

3. Van Niekerk, Anna-Marie. The analysis of a cell phone record as a source of intelligence in the investigation of copper cable theft.

Degree: 2015, University of South Africa

Copper cable theft (CCT) has a devastating effect on the South African economy, and essential services such as TELKOM, ESKOM AND TRANSNET have been seriously disrupted, due to CCT. This dissertation focuses on the value of the cell phone record as a source of intelligence during (CCT) investigations. The cell phone industry is growing each year, and millions of people worldwide possess a cell phone. Some of these people are involved in criminal activities – which mean that cell phones, with their advanced capabilities, hold evidence which relates to crime. The activation of cell phone activity is contained on a cell phone record, and, when analysed, such information becomes intelligence which has a positive impact on CCT investigations. The purpose of this study is to assist and give guidance to investigators, in order to analyse the cell phone record(s) of CCT thieves. Advisors/Committee Members: Lochner, Hendrik Thomas (advisor), Zinn, Rudolph J. (Rudolph Johannes) (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Copper cable theft; Criminal investigation; Forensic investigation; Forensic science; Multidisciplinary approach of science; Information; Crime intelligence; Crime intelligence cycle; Cell phone record; Cell phone analysis

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APA (6th Edition):

Van Niekerk, A. (2015). The analysis of a cell phone record as a source of intelligence in the investigation of copper cable theft. (Masters Thesis). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/19238

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Van Niekerk, Anna-Marie. “The analysis of a cell phone record as a source of intelligence in the investigation of copper cable theft.” 2015. Masters Thesis, University of South Africa. Accessed January 26, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/19238.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Van Niekerk, Anna-Marie. “The analysis of a cell phone record as a source of intelligence in the investigation of copper cable theft.” 2015. Web. 26 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Van Niekerk A. The analysis of a cell phone record as a source of intelligence in the investigation of copper cable theft. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of South Africa; 2015. [cited 2020 Jan 26]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/19238.

Council of Science Editors:

Van Niekerk A. The analysis of a cell phone record as a source of intelligence in the investigation of copper cable theft. [Masters Thesis]. University of South Africa; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/19238

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