Stock theft figures released

The National Stock Theft Prevention Forum released the latest stock theft figures.

The hotspot stations for the period 1 July 2020 to September 2020 were Mount Frere in the Eastern Cape, Bityi in the Eastern Cape, Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, Sulenkama in the Eastern Cape, Qumbu in the Eastern Cape, Maluti in the Eastern Cape, Utrecht in KwaZulu-Natal, Taylors Halt in KwaZulu-Natal and Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal.

The hotspot stations for the period 1 July 2021 to September 2021 were Sulenkama in the Eastern Cape, Mount Frere in the Eastern Cape, Amangwe in KwaZulu-Natal, Qumbu in the Eastern Cape, Tsolo in the Eastern Cape, Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, Selosesha in the Free State, Utrecht in KwaZulu-Natal, Taylors Halt in KwaZulu-Natal, Intsikeni in KwaZulu-Natal, Dirkiesdorp in Mpumalanga and Siybuswa in Mpumalanga.

Table 1: Livestock stolen in the period 1 July 2020 to 30 September 2020 compared with 1 July 2021 to 30 September 2021

ProvinceCattleCattleSheepSheepGoatsGoats
 2020/212021/222020/212021/20222020/212021/22
Eastern Cape3 1242 80411 5069 0792 4972 286
Free State1 7302 3645 5894 221385428
Gauteng1 3035311 4329321 041745
KwaZulu-Natal3 6612 8691 1227223 9473 893
Limpopo1 4061 2634364811 7082 580
Mpumalanga1 7071 7651 4701 2271 1151 247
North West1 4021 8351 7661 9742 6011 963
Northern Cape2361482 3591 267516356
Western Cape16*3164253034*44
RSA14 58513 61026 32220 43313 84413 542

Table 2: Livestock recovered in the period 1 July 2020 to 30 September 2020 compared with 1 July 2021 to 30 September 2021

ProvinceCattleCattleSheepSheepGoatsGoats
 2020/212021/222020/212021/20222020/212021/22
Eastern Cape5155591 031990259343
Free State5796351 2891 1346051
Gauteng40779135258550
KwaZulu-Natal1 448768307155681457
Limpopo3071631937188375
Mpumalanga3863384412079761
North West331511245501481104
Northern Cape93387566065853
Western Cape21297145142
RSA4 0683 1034 3203 8001 9101 536