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Police not winning war against crime - SAPS analyst

2017-08-15 15:00

The police are not winning the war against crime, an analyst from the police's Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation has told MPs.

Plane towed off OR Tambo runway so police can nab car thief

2017-08-10 11:07

An aeroplane en route to Harare, Zimbabwe, has been towed back to its parking bay at OR Tambo International Airport in order for a suspected car thief to be arrested.

SAPS could be liable for crimes committed with stolen police guns

2017-08-07 14:20

Police are in a catch-22 situation involving a mammoth national firearms investigation, because if they link stolen police guns to shootings, they could also be held liable for the crimes, Major-General Jeremy Vearey says.

Countrywide 10111 strike temporarily suspended

2017-07-21 19:34

The countrywide strike by 10111 call centre operators has temporarily been suspended, the South African Policing Union says.

Western Cape detective head under investigation in sexting scandal

2017-07-17 16:51

Police have confirmed that an investigation has been launched into graphic sexual messages apparently sent from the head of detectives in the Western Cape to an official group comprising several detective commanders.

ANC calls on SAPS to act against BLF 'thugs'

2017-07-08 16:32

The ANC has called on police to take action against leaders and members of Black First Land First for continued attempts to intimidate journalists.

Mbalula must answer on Hawks' office burglary - DA

2017-07-05 19:57

The Portfolio Committee on Police says it will call on acting Hawks boss Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata to explain the security breach which allowed the burglary at the crime fighters' headquarters.

Bathabile Dlamini appointed acting police minister

2017-07-03 11:27

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has been appointed acting minister of police while Fikile Mbalula is out of the country.

Free State constables shot dead, pistol missing

2017-06-29 19:46

Two policemen have been shot dead while on duty at a community service centre in Koffiefontein, a small mining and farming town.

Big drop in cop killings, but SA still relatively dangerous for cops

2017-06-28 13:02

South Africa remains a relatively dangerous country in which to serve as a police officer despite a 52% drop in the rate of cop killings over the past decade, the SA Institute of Race Relations has found.

 

Timol's father died a 'broken man'

2017-08-14 14:21

Ahmed Timol’s father died a broken man 10 years after the death of his son in police custody, the High Court has heard.

A criminal case, sexting saga and ‘compromised’ cops - problems rocking the police

2017-08-08 11:17

Dirty laundry tarnishing the image of the police - from national management to senior officers at provincial and station level - is being aired via court cases, legal matters and leaked allegations.

Military intelligence, frozen funds and 5 000 guns: Details of national firearms probe

2017-08-04 16:39

Police investigators paired up with SANDF generals to gather intelligence on how guns were stolen from military bases and then sold, it has emerged in court papers.

Organisations present stats on lack of policing in Khayelitsha

2017-07-20 14:41

Khayelitsha residents have been updated on a court case - brought against the police by the civic organisations - over their allocation of resources to poorer areas.

Constable arrested for robbery after police vehicle used in crime traced

2017-07-11 20:15

A constable based at the Cape Town Central police station has been arrested for alleged robbery, which involved a safe inside a Mitchells Plain home, after the registration number of a police vehicle apparently used in the crime was traced.

No cop must die with tools of trade in hand - Mkongi

2017-07-06 21:57

No police officer must die with the tools of his trade in hand, deputy police minister Bongani Mkongi has warned.

Man waits more than a decade for justice, awarded millions

2017-07-04 17:29

Eleven years since he was shot in the leg by police and then detained for 64 days, during which he had to have his suppurating leg amputated, a former bricklayer has finally got justice.

KZN cop speared to death

2017-06-30 13:00

A KwaZulu-Natal cop has been speared to death while rushing to the aid of a woman who was stabbed, police have announced.

Fees Must Fall activist opens case against Durban policeman

2017-06-28 17:41

After about two hours of going back and forth, Umbilo police finally succumbed to Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile’s persistence to open a case against another policeman.

Struggling IPID's budget less than Nkandla upgrades cost

2017-06-28 07:25

The investigative unit tasked with probing instances of police misconduct has a budget less than the cost of security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead.

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