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Cops who rape are rarely disciplined, GroundUp says

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South African Police Service (SAPS) members have been accused of nearly 1 000 rapes since 2012, according to data from the Independent Police Investigative...

SAPS destroys 24 901 firearms

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) on Thursday destroyed 24 901 firearms, which include firearms voluntarily handed over during the previous two firearm amnesty...

ISS: South Africa needs a murder reduction strategy

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The latest trends suggest a violent future for the country, which still has no national plan to tackle murder. Despite a year of lockdown restrictions,...

MEC condemns Zandspruit mob justice incident

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Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko, has condemned a mob justice incident that claimed the lives of four people and injured five others...

Contact crime shows decrease, while murder still on the rise

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While the South African Police Service (SAPS) recorded significant declines in contact crimes, murder and attempted murder increased in this category, Police Minister Bheki...

SAPS forensic laboratories clearing backlog, says Cele

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

W Cape deals with reports of gang-related extortion

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The Western Cape is working with the police and other law enforcement agencies to address the issue of extortion involving gangs. The Department of Community...

ISS: Kidnapping in South Africa: rely on data not social media

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Statistics on the motives for kidnapping and who is most at risk are both surprising and concerning. Few crimes strike fear into South Africans as...

SAHRC calls for calm in Senekal

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The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is appealing for calm in the Free State town of Senekal today as two suspects are due...

Sitole pledges support for SAPS corruption investigations

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National Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole, has pledged the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) support to institutions working on rooting out criminality in the...

Operation O Kae Molao nabs multiple suspects

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Joint forces across Gauteng have conducted a multi-disciplinary, intelligence-driven Operation O Kae Molao which led to the closure of an illegal liquor outlet and...

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