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South Africa’s murder rate increased in the last quarter

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South Africa’s murder rate went up by 2% in the last quarter of 2023, with nearly 8 000 people murdered, but sexual offences declined...

Gauteng Government receives CCTV camera access to fight crime

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Efforts to fight crime in Gauteng have received a much-needed boost through a partnership with Vuma Cam, which will allow the province to have...

Only SA’s Parliament can authorise new armed police bodies

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Two recent South African law enforcement initiatives, one in Cape Town, and the other in Gauteng, have provoked interest and in some cases, controversy. Both...

Limpopo zama zamas targeted by police and soldiers

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Limpopo provincial capital Polokwane and surrounds yielded mining equipment, illicit cigarettes and drugs as well as arrests for offences including assault, extortion and kidnapping...

Ramaphosa lauds crime-fighting efforts during SONA but admits there’s a long...

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President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Cape Town on Thursday, has said tackling crime and insecurity is a...

Military involvement in reining in illegal mining successful – Modise

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The deployment of SA National Defence Force (SANDF) elements, particularly soldiers, in the national effort to curb illegal mining has resulted in what Defence...

140 police officers killed over the last four years

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) has lost 140 officers in the line of duty over the last four years. “On National Police Day, the...

Police officer arrested after fatally shooting SAAF member in Hoedspruit

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A South African Police Service (SAPS) sergeant has been arrested by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) in connection with killing a South African...

Denel pledges support for SAPS on national police day

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Michael Kgobe, the interim Group CEO of Denel, believes the annual commemoration of National Police Day on 27 January is an opportunity to highlight...

Specialised police units are “indispensable” – Cele

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Police Minister Bheki Cele maintains specialised intervention units give the SA Police Service (SAPS) “unique” and “indispensable” crime combatting capabilities. Units he named in response...

SAPS Commissioner hosts his Namibian counterpart to share expertise, insights

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The National Police Commissioner, General Fannie Masemola, last week hosted the Commissioner of the Angola National Police, General Arnaldo Manuel Carlos, on a seven-day...

SANDF tight-lipped on illegal mining deployment

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is keeping its cards close to its chest as far as what and where its personnel are...

Missing and stolen SAPS firearms show shortcomings – DA and FF+

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Police Minister Bheki Cele and his SA Police Service (SAPS) National Commissioner, General Fannie Masemola, stand accused of losing “yet another war on crime”...

Questions raised about SANDF, Correctional Services and police weapons security

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Freedom Front Plus (FF+) leader Pieter Groenewald maintains South African government entities ranging from the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) through to the police...

Is SAPS Crime Intelligence turning the corner?

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Media headlines and social media have in recent months and days been trumpeting major Police, Crime Intelligence (CI) and Asset Forfeiture Unit successes across...

Equipment worth R120 million plus seized from illegal miners in Limpopo

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF), in the form of SA Army Light Modern Brigade (LMB) elements, is one of at least six contributors...

SAPS continues crackdown on illegal mining operations

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More than 90 people suspected of illegal mining have been arrested in various parts of Gauteng. In a statement on Friday, the South African Police...

National effort to curb illegal mining continues apace

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Illegal mining is presently seemingly rated a priority crime, with the SA Police Service (SAPS) supported by an SA Army brigade recording numerous arrests...

Anti-corruption forum welcomes SAPS progress against construction mafia

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The Infrastructure Built Anti-Corruption Forum (IBACF) has welcomed the progress made by the South African Police Service (SAPS) and other law enforcement agencies on...

Use of 3 SAI as police training facility another example of...

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SA National Defence Force (SANDF) support to the SA Police Service (SAPS) is not confined to operations only, but extends to logistics, in the...

Ten-day Light Modern Brigade blitz nets 360 illegal miners and equipment...

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The Presidential deployment of soldiers to assist police in curbing South Africa’s seemingly ever-burgeoning illegal mining sector is paying dividends with SA National Defence...

10 000 new SA police officers to boost festive season safety...

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Police Minister Bheki Cele has assured South Africa that it will be all hands on deck by law enforcement officials this festive season, to...

South Africa’s police are losing the war on crime – here’s...

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South Africa’s crime statistics for the third quarter of 2023 show that people continue to face a serious problem of violent crime, especially murder...

Money recovered from crime will go to fight crime

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All three main legs of the South African security machine – Border Management Authority (BMA), SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and SA Police Service...

SA’s second quarter rape statistics unchanged at over 10 000 rapes

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Between July and September 2023, 10 516 rapes were reported to the South African Police Service, almost the same as the 10 590 cases...

Unmasking South Africa’s global crime underworld

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Global organised crime is an evolving, profit-driven activity that embraces new markets and new technologies. It refers to a broad spectrum of ever-changing activities...

South Africa getting 30 000 more police officers to bolster fight...

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Deputy President Paul Mashatile announced on Thursday that the government is working around the clock to capacitate the police force which will see the...

SAPS destroy drugs worth R800 million in Gauteng operation

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) have destroyed drugs worth R800 million during policing operations in Johannesburg, on Thursday.   National Commissioner of the South African...

SAPS makes massive R70 million drug bust at Durban Harbour

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An intelligence driven operation led by members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) Durban Harbour and members of the Directorate for Priority Crime...

SANDF assists SAPS with borderline hostage rescue

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Members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), working with the South African Police Service (SAPS), have rescued seven kidnapped family members before...

Call to streamline and speed up SANDF deployments supporting police

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An overview of the 2021 unrest by a presidentially appointed expert panel presented Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Police with 34 recommendations for action to...

SANDF soldier arrested for possession of unlicensed weaponry

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The “swift arrest” of a soldier by Bloemfontein police in connection with the apparent theft of military arms and ammunition was welcomed by Minister...

No government clarity on soldiers deployed to curb illegal mining

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Calls by among others Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi, for soldiers to assist in combating violence ascribed to illegal miners, better known as zama zamas,...

ISS: South Africa would benefit from a crime harm index

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Recently released police crime statistics show a 3% decline in murder for the second quarter of 2023 compared to last year. The number of...

SAPS maintains its operations are driving down crime

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The South African Police Service’s (SAPS’s) intensive campaign, Operation Shanela, continues to make a positive contribution to the decline of crime in the country,...

Crime still unacceptably high, but SA records a decrease in murder...

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Police Minister Bheki Cele says while there are still unacceptably high crime levels, violent crime levels are starting to show a decrease. “We have analysed...

SAPS embarks on a recruitment drive

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) has embarked on its 2024/2025 recruitment process in which an additional 10 000 youth between the ages of...

Durban’s crime clean-up campaign gains momentum

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The Durban Metro Police have intensified their crime prevention clean-up campaign in a quest to get rid of drug dens and reduce crime in...

SANDF deployed to safeguard transportation after truck arson

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has been deployed across four provinces to help the South African Police Service (SAPS) safeguard transportation routes...

ISS: Elite unit brutality reflects widespread police impunity in SA

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The assault on three occupants of a vehicle by Presidential Protection Unit (PPU) security officers assigned to Deputy President Paul Mashatile has sparked widespread...

Eight police officers implicated in N1 assault case suspended

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All eight police officers that were involved in the N1 assault case have been suspended in terms of the South African Police Service (SAPS)...

Eight SAPS VIP protection members served with suspension notices

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National Police Commissioner, General Fanie Masemola, has confirmed that eight members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) implicated in the video which shows...

Soldiers were victims of Presidential protection police attack

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Three men reportedly thuggishly assaulted by police assigned presidential protection duties are, according to South Africa’s largest military trade union, all currently on the...

ISS: South Africa does have the means to reduce violence

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In May, police minister Beki Cele praised the South African Police Service’ (SAPS) ‘more boots on the ground’ approach to fighting crime. His speech...

SAPS aiming to improve with new technology and extra manpower

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Minister Bheki Cele’s seemingly continuously under fire SA Police Service (SAPS) is moving funds and personnel to up its efficiency. This is according to a...

R1.8 billion allocated to improve police visibility

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The South African government has allocated R1.8 billion for the procurement of police vehicles to improve police visibility in its crime fighting efforts. Addressing a...

3 SAI facilities now up to standard for trainee police –...

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Using military bases and facilities to train new policemen and women stretches the limits of infrastructure with 3 SA Infantry (SAI) Battalion in Kimberley...

SANDF soldiers help nab vehicle smugglers

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Several suspected vehicle smugglers have been apprehended by the South African Police Service (SAPS) with assistance from the South African National Defence Force (SANDF)...

Turkish President honours SAPS K9 team for saving lives after earthquake

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Turkish President Recept Tayyip Erdogan has honoured the South African Police Service (SAPS) K9 search and rescue team, following the devastating earthquake that engulfed...

Cigarette smuggler arrested at Groblersbrug border

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) Commissioner in Limpopo, Lieutenant-General Thembi Hadebe, has applauded members of the Groblersbrug Border Post for their alertness and...

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