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How safe is South Africa over the festive season?

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After six years of recording annual decreases in murder, the latest South African statistics for the 2012/13 financial year show a notable...

A dysfunctional SAPS intelligence division has severe implications for reducing crime...

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The Crime Intelligence Division of the South African Police Service (SAPS) is currently in a shambles and is unable to function effectively...

ISS: Where do murders occur in South Africa?

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After six years of recording annual decreases in murder, the latest South African statistics for 2012/13 show a worrying increase. A total...

South African woman killed after police shoot at protesters

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A South African woman was killed and another injured on Monday after police fired into a crowd of protesters who had attacked...

SAPS/Solidarity affirmative action legal battle continues

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Solidarity's ongoing battle with the SA Police Service (SAPS) and other government departments over affirmative action appointments has found support in a...

Police barracks “left to rot”

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Appalling conditions at some police barracks are contributing to the lack of morale in the South African Police Service and affecting the...

Police need proper equipment to be effective – DA

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With January's violent protests in Sasolburg still a fresh memory and the commission of enquiry into the tragic events of Marikana last...

UAE gets ex-SAPS patrol boats

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A security company based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has bought the four patrol boats that were originally destined for the...

Marikana commission appointed

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President Jacob Zuma has announced the commissioners and terms of reference of a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate "matters of public,...

Marikana massacre

defenceWeb has reported and opinionated considerably on the matter of public order policing over the last three years. We also held a conference...

Judicial commission of enquiry for Marikana massacre?

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Police minister Nathi Mthethwa has mooted a judicial commission of enquiry for a police shooting yesterday afternoon that left "more than 30"...

Half of SAPS helicopter fleet grounded

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A total of 18 South Africa Police Service (SAPS) helicopters, around half the current fleet, are grounded for routine inspection and maintenance. At...

Deploy SANDF to help police fight drugs: Zille

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille (pictured) wants the South African National Defence Force to assist the SA Police Service fight drug gangs...

10th of police cannot shoot

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More than 27 000 police officers on active duty have failed the firearms proficiency test - making them a danger to their...

MP: Probe doctors who help absent cops

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A ruling party MP has called for doctors who help police officers abuse sick leave to be investigated, the Cape Times newspaper...

Cele BoI set for next month

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The long-awaited Board of Inquiry into allegations of misconduct against National Police Commissioner Bheki Cele will start on February 13. Judge Jake...

Mthethwa urges convictions for rapist cops

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Minister of Police, Nathi Mthethwa, has encouraged the South African Police Service to prosecute and convict police officers who commit rape. He...

Selebi now has cell-by date

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Former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi is going to prison. The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) this morning dismissed his appeal against...

Speech: Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa: crim

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Remarks by Minister of Police, E.N. Mthethwa, MP at an Institute for Security Studies Conference on "Understanding the Perspective of Crime", Sandton...

Mthethwa probg Cele’s golden handshakes, appointments

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Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa is poised to strip the national police commissioner of discretionary powers to grant large retirement packages to...

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