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ISS: Better police use of data could cut South Africa’s crime

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Each year in September, the South African Police Service (SAPS) releases crime statistics for a 12-month period ending on 31 March, which means the...

SA murder rate increases by 1.4%

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Major General Norman Sekhukhune says 21 022 people were murdered during the 12 months ending March 2019. Sekhukhune said this when the Police Ministry appeared...

ISS: Fighting crime shouldn’t trump SA’s public order policing

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The killing by police of Andries Tatane in April 2011, and of 37 men between 13 and 16 August 2012 during a strike at...

SANDF deployment in Western Cape giving space for politicians and police

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The deployment of soldiers to the Cape Flats earlier this month was a turnaround by the ANC government. For years it has resisted calls...

ISS: Terrorism and organised crime – risks of shared responses

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The macabre sale of human organs, trafficking of people and wildlife, drug crime, the smuggling of precious minerals – all have become lucrative revenue...

Full details of Western Cape army deployment still sought

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The deployment of soldiers in the Western Cape has been welcomed by the Democratic Alliance (SA), the ruling party in that province, but it...

ISS: Resolving South Africa’s brutal order

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Democratic societies become violent when their governments lose the monopoly on force, and trust between citizens and the state erodes. This is according to...

ISS: Corruption invites organised crime

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On 17 December 2010, young Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself alight in front of the local governor’s office in an ultimate attempt...

SAPS 72-hour plan making a dent on crime

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The South African Police Service's 72-hour activation plan has been key to the recent crime combating successes, Police Minister Bheki Cele said...

Warning on crime in the agricultural sector

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Government has been warned it's time for serious and appropriate action to halt crime in the agricultural sector which, according to the...

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Presidential pep talk on Armed Forces Day

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President Cyril Ramaphosa had his Commander-in-Chief cap on when he addressed the country’s airmen, military medics, sailors and soldiers in Polokwane last Friday. Sadly, he...