WHAT IS AMAVUSO

Amavuso, is a Zulu word for “awakening to a warning”– an appropriate name for this ground breaking innovation. It is highly effective in crime prevention, as this is a 24/7 service which sends out an instant alert to all stakeholders about high-level crimes occurring in the vicinity.

HOW DOES IT WORK

If an incident occurs, notify the police, Security Company and emergency services immediately.

Once the scene is secured, report the incident to the Consumer Goods Council on: 086 110 1726 / 083 631 5770

WHAT INFO IS REQUIRED WHEN REPORTING AN INCIDENT TO THE AMAVUSO

  • Store name and location.
  • The date and time the incident occurred.
  • Any further available information such as number of perpetrators, weapons used, vehicle details, unusual behavior etc

Amavuso messages contain specific information on the methods adopted by criminals (modus operandi), especially with regard to incidents such as armed robberies, burglaries, hijackings and cash–in–transit heists. Other warning messages can include details about suspicious vehicles or individuals. Classified info is also sent out based on tip-off information from reliable/verified sources

WHO ARE THE RECIPIENTS

With the Amavuso system, messages can be sent to targeted recipients in specific geographic areas, making it more cost-effective. Messages can also be incident and/or company specific, and you can choose to receive only messages that you consider to be a priority. Current recipients include retail representatives, CEOs and managers of member and industry stakeholders, as well as the SAPS. We update the recipient database regularly as the Crime Risk Initiative Office is informed of changes.

To receive SMSes or to register managers to receive SMSs send a request to crime@cgcsa.co.za or call 086 110 1726