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SAPS forensic laboratories clearing backlog, says Cele

The case backlog experienced at the South African Police Service (SAPS) Forensic Science Laboratories has begun to clear, Police Minister Bheki Cele has told...

Three to appear in court over R5.5 m drug bust

Two men and a woman are expected to appear in court on Wednesday after they were caught in possession of drugs estimates to be...

Police commended for handling of Mthatha protest

National Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole, has commended the Public Order Police (POP) unit attached to the Qonce policing precinct for the manner in...

Less than half of SAPS aircraft are operational

Of the South African Police Service (SAPS) Air Wing’s 34 aircraft, only 15 are operational and the rest are undergoing maintenance or grounded after...

Police deny reports regarding shooting a female protestor

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has denied shooting and wounding a person during the ongoing student protests in Johannesburg on Monday. In a statement,...

ISS: Leadership integrity and the crisis in South Africa’s policing

Long-standing abuses in the appointment of leaders are at the heart of the country’s failing police service. The South African Police Service (SAPS) is in...

Turnaround plan to tackle high crime rate

The South African Police Service (SAPS) management will urgently execute a turnaround plan in four of the country’s provinces with worryingly high crime rates. Police...

Cash-in-transit heist suspects shot dead

Four suspects have been shot dead and two rifles and a pistol have been recovered by members of the South African Police Service (SAPS)...

Eight-year sentence for Crusaders’ terrorist activities

The two members of the “Crusaders” right-wing organisation have been sentenced in the Middelburg Regional Court for contravention of Protection of Constitutional Democracy against...

North West constable nabbed for drunk driving

South African Police Service (SAPS) management has expressed dismay at the behaviour of a constable stationed at Wolmaransstad in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District,...


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...