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SA murder rate increases by 1.4%

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Major General Norman Sekhukhune says 21 022 people were murdered during the 12 months ending March 2019. Sekhukhune said this when the Police Ministry appeared...

Police reservist numbers drop alarmingly

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The SA Police Service (SAPS) currently has just less nine thousand reservists, a drop of 86% since 2010. This was revealed in response to a...

Investigation to follow SAPS helicopter crash landing

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A South African Police Service (SAPS) helicopter crash-landed at Virginia Airport on Tuesday and an investigation has been launched to determine the cause of...

Opposition parties weigh in on soldiers supporting Western Cape police

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The continued use of soldiers to support policing operations – again underway in Western Cape – is an area of concern and can be...

Full details of Western Cape army deployment still sought

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The deployment of soldiers in the Western Cape has been welcomed by the Democratic Alliance (SA), the ruling party in that province, but it...

Police’s Anti-Gang Unit elevated to national office

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Police Minister Bheki Cele says the recently-established Anti-Gang Unit will be elevated to the national office to ensure that its mandate is extended to...

Minister condemns attack on Anti-Gang Unit officers

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Police Minister, General Bheki Cele, has condemned the shooting and attack of six Anti-Gang Unit members in Nyanga, Cape Town, early this morning. “Attacking members...

5 000 new police trainees to boost capacity

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The South African Police Service has welcomed 5 000 police trainees into its ranks, which will increase its operational capacity. Of the 5 000 trainees,...

National Gang unit making inroads

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Since President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the establishment of the Anti-Gang Unit last year, hundreds of gang-related arrests have been made by the elite unit. The...

ISS: Secretive promotions threaten South Africa’s policing

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As South Africans start to feel optimistic about actions to fix the criminal justice system, a secret project in the police could substantially weaken...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...