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Women-led police operation nabs 263 suspects

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A women-led police operation has led to the arrest of 263 suspects for various offences across the North West province. “Detectives in the province apprehended 263...

ISS: Fighting crime shouldn’t trump SA’s public order policing

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The killing by police of Andries Tatane in April 2011, and of 37 men between 13 and 16 August 2012 during a strike at...

Over 140 arrested in Western Cape NatJoints operations

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Over 140 suspects have been arrested during National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NatJoints) operations around the Western Cape since Thursday morning, Police Minister...

Police canine awarded service medal for drug detection

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A South African Police Service (SAPS) canine, a Sable German Shepherd named Savage, has been awarded a service medal for his role in detecting...

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...

ISS: Are South Africa’s police ready to lead with the evidence?

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Does hiring more police reduce crime? Not necessarily. What about rapidly responding to calls for assistance? Nope. Random, visible patrol? I’m afraid not. Being...

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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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...