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Police reservists sought to combat rural crime

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Farm attacks and murders came under the spotlight earlier this month when South Africa’s top cop, National Commissioner Khehla Sitole, met with a delegation...

SAASIC and SAPS horses – worlds apart

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Potchefstroom in North West is an equine centre for the country's top two security agencies – the SA National Defence Force (SANDF)...

Multi-disciplinary security simulation exercise in Gauteng and Fiela ops in two...

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Police in Gauteng this week exercised a range of capabilities in Gauteng aimed at ensuring "the security forces hone their skills in...

Thousands of police not competent to carry firearms

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No less than 3 500 policemen and women are uncertified to carry firearms and a "startling" 11 000 do not have competency...

Defence Minister wants rethink on soldiers supporting police policies

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has seemingly joined the list of politicians asking for soldiers to be deployed as part...

How to appoint a competent – and honest – national police...

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President Jacob Zuma and new police minister Fikile Mbalula have an immediate opportunity to radically improve policing in South Africa through the...

Cops pounce on suspected poachers in Mpumalanga

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The SA Police Service continues to close the net on suspected rhino poachers in ongoing efforts to prevent and combat wildlife-related crime...

Police will be out in force on election day

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More than 50 000 policemen and women will be deployed at more than twenty-two thousand voting stations across the country next Wednesday...

ISS welcomes quarterly crime stats

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The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has welcomed the announcement by Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe that police crime statistics will...

Parliament police committee sees new rank structure promoting professionalism

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Francois Beukman, chairman of Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Police, maintains the new SA Police Service (SAPS) ranks structure should be used to...

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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...