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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...

Fledgling BMA undertakes first ops

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The latest addition to South Africa’s bureaucracy which targets border security used the 2021 year-end break to launch operations – albeit on a limited...

SA’s grim crime picture “improving” – Police Minister Bheki Cele

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While the crime picture remains grim and not ideal, Police Minister Bheki Cele says it is certainly getting better. Contributing to this, he said, is...

Police activate 72-hour plan after officer killed, two injured

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Gauteng Police have launched the 72-hour activation plan after a police officer was killed and two others wounded in the last 24 hours. In a...

Northern Cape police pounce on R1 million drug lab

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The police’s war on drugs produced positive results this week when detectives from the Northern Cape Organized Crime Unit confiscated drugs worth approximately R1...

ISS: South Africa’s police: a rigid bureaucracy struggling to reform

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Problems with the South African Police Service are characteristic of large public sector organisations that rarely adapt and innovate. Perceptions of the South African Police...

Moti bothers reunite with their family

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The four Moti brothers who were abducted in Limpopo in October, have been reunited with their family, the South African Police Service (SAPS) said. In...

Police nab wanted alleged Facebook serial rapist

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A 34-year-old male suspect from Limpopo who was wanted for multiple charges of rape and robberies between July 2020 and August has finally been...

Gauteng police haul 1 000 suspects at the weekend

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Twenty-five drunk and driving suspects arrested in the West Rand on Saturday were among 1 058 people that were arrested by the police during...

ISS: Are South Africa’s community police forums losing their impartiality?

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CPFs are increasingly providing direct support to police operations, which could erode their civilian oversight function. South Africa’s Community Police Forums (CPFs) were set up...

Police officers killed in Mpumalanga

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Gauteng Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, has sent condolences to the family of Warrant Officer Jan Christoffel Esterhuysen, who was killed on Saturday...

Police visibility to increase in Gqeberha after public violence

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Police visibility will be significantly increased in Gqeberha in the wake of public violence and the destruction of property that saw several businesses and...

O Kae Molao continues to record successes

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Gauteng SAPS’s much-vaunted Operation O Kae Molao continues to make significant strides in the fight against crime in the province. Over the weekend, in various...

19 firearms, drugs seized in Western Cape operations

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Western Cape police last week scored major successes when 19 illegal firearms, 790 rounds of ammunition and drugs worth R2 million were confiscated during...

Police Commissioner asked to make representations into fitness to hold office

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President Cyril Ramaphosa notified National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole, last month that he intends to suspend him and asked him to make representations...

Specialised team established to investigate political violence in Tshwane

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) has established a specialised team that will investigate politically related violence that has in recent times plagued Tshwane...

Manhunt for police killers underway

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Police in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal have mobilised the 72-hour Activation Plan following the attack on six police officers in separate incidents within 48 hours. The...

Gauteng police operations record major successes

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Police in Gauteng have vowed to intensify weekend operations aimed at reducing the levels of crime and enforcing lockdown regulations in the province. This comes...

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