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Protect community within the law, Cele urges Pimville residents

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While communities’ rights to protect themselves from criminality is enshrined in the Constitution, this must be done within a legal framework. This was on Thursday...

ISS: New SA police chief’s main test is winning public trust

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South Africa’s new national commissioner of police, General Fannie Masemola is by all accounts a competent career professional. When he took office on 1...

Soldiers and police putting their backs into KZN flood relief

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The Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cabinet cluster is one of the myriad government agencies and departments currently “all hands on deck” in...

SAAF part of North West illegal chrome mining bust

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The SA Air Force (SAAF), in the form of two helicopters, was one component of a multi-organisation, anti-crime task force that abruptly ended a...

New Police Commissioner outlines tenure vision, priorities

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New National Police Commissioner, General Fannie Masemola, has outlined his vision and priorities for the next five years in the position. The Commissioner addressed the...

South Africans have low trust in their police – here’s why

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The legitimacy of legal authorities is recognised globally as crucial for the state’s ability to function in a justifiable and effective manner. This applies,...

ISS: More questions than answers in South Africa’s latest victim survey?

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South Africa’s 2020/21 Victims of Crime Survey (VOCS) was published last month. Although its accuracy was affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the findings on...

Plans to scale up collaborative anti-gangsterism interventions

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Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says government plans to scale-up collaborative interventions to tackle gangsterism in the Cape Flats. Responding to questions to Ministers in...

KZN SAPS operations nab 8 600 suspects in February

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A series of multidisciplinary operations targeting individual crimes on specific days of the week saw police in KwaZulu-Natal nab over 8 000 suspects, as...

12 000 officers to beef up police ranks

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) is on a recruitment drive, which is expected to boost the service with at least 12 000 more...

President terminates employment of General Sitole

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has, by mutual agreement, terminated the employment contract of the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), General Khehla...

ISS: Thousands of new SA police recruits may yield little benefit

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Over the past year, concerns have been raised about the decline in the number of police in South Africa. Due to budgetary restrictions, last...

President tending to tension in security cluster

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is seized with acting on the visibly clear tensions between Police Minister Bheki Cele and Police Commissioner, General Kehla...

SAPS HQ operations continuing despite disconnections

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Operations are continuing uninterrupted at the South African Police Service (SAPS) administrative headquarters in Pretoria, despite utility services being disconnected by the City of...

ISS: South Africa needs less nationally-focused policing responses

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The annual crime statistics for 2020-21, released by Police Minister Bheki Cele in December, showed drops in virtually all types of violent crime. Most...

SAPS resumes 2019/2020 police training programme

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) has taken a decision to resume the 2019/2020 Basic Police Learning Development Programme (BLDP) intake. SAPS on Friday said...

SAPS commended for swift response to construction site incident

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The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has expressed gratitude to the South African Police Service for its swift response in arresting a...

A multifaceted approach needed to stop killing KZN councillors

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The Chairperson of the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Water and Sanitation, China Dodovu, says the political killings in KwaZulu-Natal has...

Eight arrested in KZN mass murders

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Police in KwaZulu-Natal have secured the arrests of eight suspects linked to two multiple mass murder cases earlier this month. This development was on Wednesday...

Soldiers still mobilised to support police

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The national defence force has again been pressed into service to support police in “preventing and combatting crime and preserving law and order” in...

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