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ISS: Old solutions won’t fix South Africa’s deteriorating police service

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President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address (SONA) on 13 February suggests that he is badly informed about the state of policing in...

Half a million plus applications to join SAPS

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) received more than 530 000 applications from youth wanting to join the service. Police said in a statement the...

ISS: Why police should focus on street robberies

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While the media tends to focus on South Africa’s high-profile robberies such as cash-in-transit heists, mall robberies and house robberies, the far larger problem...

Botswana police order three Enstrom 480B helicopters

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The Botswana Police Air Support branch has ordered three new Enstrom 480B turbine helicopters from Safomar Aviation and these will join its fleet of...

SANDF assists SAPS with Operation Lockdown successes

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF), by providing an Oryx helicopter, has assisted the South African Police Service (SAPS) in its Operation Lockdown...

Police abuse rife in Kenya

Nearly half the Kenyans surveyed by government’s police watchdog said they suffered police abuse of power, according to a survey, underscoring the scale of...

More O Kae Molao arrests

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Operation O Kae Molao continues to secure victories in the fight against crime in Gauteng. This week’s operation saw Gauteng police arrest hundreds of suspects...

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...

Stun guns, new ROEs for Nigerian police

Nigerian police plan to acquire stun guns and revise rules of engagement in an effort to curb the use of deadly force, the inspector...

SAPS recruitment drive

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) has embarked on a nationwide recruitment process to bolster crime fighting efforts. This year SAPS management seeks to attract...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...