ARTICLES RELATING TO POLICE

Release crime stats more often - ISS

2014-09-17 15:24

Crime statistics should be released more frequently with more detail, the Institute for Security Studies says.

Crime stats release postponed

2014-09-17 10:04
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The release of the 2013/14 crime statistics by Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko and national police commissioner Riah Phiyega has been postponed.

Court views footage of undercover operation

2014-09-16 21:38

The Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court has viewed video footage of a police agent in action to trap an alleged corrupt police official involved in drug trafficking.

Crime stats set to be released

2014-09-15 18:41

The 2013/2014 annual crime statistics are due to be released, it has been announced.

NPA won't charge Phiyega over 'tip-off'

2014-09-14 14:04

The NPA says it will not pursue complaints of defeating the ends of justice against national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, after she allegedly tipped off a top official that he was under investigation.

Phiyega can’t remember Marikana plan

2014-09-10 14:17

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega cannot remember the details of the plan to disarm Marikana miners, she has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Chana shooting: Case withdrawn against cops

2014-09-10 12:55

The case against two police constables accused of shooting musician Khuli Chana has been withdrawn in the Randburg Magistrate's Court.

Senior cops ask to meet over Chana case

2014-09-09 14:37

The trial of two police constables accused of shooting at musician Khuli Chana has been adjourned for a second time by the Randburg Magistrate's Court because senior police officers had asked to meet about the case.

5 suspects bust with semi-automatic rifles

2014-09-09 13:00

Gauteng police say five suspects who were arrested in Brixton and Doornfontein are being investigated for possible links to ATM bombings, taxi violence, and business robberies.

Concern over Gauteng mall robberies

2014-09-09 07:25

Gauteng police commissioner Lesetja Mothiba is set to brief the media on the recent spate of shopping mall robberies in the province, after a cellphone shop was robbed overnight - the sixth mall robbery in the last two months.

Obscenities shouted at NUM member in Marikana

2014-09-08 15:11

Miners shouted obscenities at a woman wearing a red National Union of Mineworkers T-shirt when she joined the Farlam Commission of Inquiry's inspection in loco in Marikana, North West.

Cops in court for shooting at Chana

2014-09-08 11:24

Two police officers accused of shooting at musician Khuli Chana has appeared briefly in the Randburg Magistrate's Court.

Truck drivers block chicken abattoir

2014-09-05 15:46

Truck drivers in Grabouw have blocked the gates to a chicken abattoir and production plant in a protest over wages.

Marikana video disproves cops' version

2014-09-05 09:23
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A video shown at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry appears to disprove the police version of events ahead of the fatal shootings.

Marikana response 'not operationally sound'

2014-09-03 14:39

Attempts to disarm striking miners at Marikana in August 2012 were not "operationally sound", a public order policing expert has told the Farlam Commission.

2 held for trying to bribe cops

2014-09-03 08:55

Two men have been arrested for attempting to bribe the Diepsloot station commander with R5 000, Johannesburg police have said.

Raped student suing police, NPA

2014-09-02 11:39

A Tuks student who was raped and left for dead by a notorious criminal who had been wanted for 10 years is suing the police and the National Prosecuting Authority for failing to protect the public against a dangerous criminal.

Lonmin: Marikana strike was uncharacteristic

2014-09-01 17:34

Lonmin mine security had not expected protesting miners at Marikana in the North West to gather and strike on 12 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Policemen shot in court itching to get back to work

2014-08-30 10:15

The two policemen shot in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court are doing well and can't wait to get back to work, says national police commissioner Riah Phiyega.

Murder accused Durban cop granted bail

2014-08-28 18:55

An eThekwini metro policeman accused of shooting dead his girlfriend and hiding evidence has been granted bail in the Durban Magistrate's Court.

Barry Roux: Police inefficiency to blame

2014-08-28 09:00
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Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's lawyer Barry Roux has lashed out at police inefficiency saying they were to blame for many criminals not being convicted.

Mpuma cop jailed for shooting ex

2014-08-27 21:59

An Mpumalanga police constable who pleaded guilty to shooting dead his ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Xhosa policy discriminatory - Sapu

2014-08-27 17:55

Deploying only police officers who speak Xhosa to Khayelitsha, Cape Town, is discriminatory and unconstitutional, the SA Policing Union says.

Police not using Khayelitsha CCTV to catch criminals

2014-08-27 16:05

Police have made use of CCTV footage to catch criminals in Khayelitsha just five times in the last 10 years, according to an official report.

Sanral assured court order was valid - police

2014-08-26 17:48

Sanral's lawyers are sure their court order allowed them to remove people and structures off land in Lwandle, Cape Town, an inquiry has heard.

 

Curb violence during childhood - ISS

2014-09-17 13:04

Violence could be reduced by focusing on early childhood development, the Institute for Security Studies says.

Ipid back decision not to prosecute Phiyega

2014-09-17 08:18

The Ipid has expressed support for the NPA following their decision not to prosecute national police commissioner, Riah Phiyega.

Corrupt cop trapped in undercover operation

2014-09-15 20:45

A police constable assured a drug peddler it would be "no problem" to obtain the drug tik, unaware the peddler was actually a police agent in an undercover operation, a court has heard.

Task teams set up for Khayelitsha

2014-09-15 13:38

Task teams are to be set up in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, to deal with youth gangs and unlicensed liquor outlets, the Western Cape community safety department says.

Phiyega: Less lethal guns on the way

2014-09-10 15:56

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega has been questioned about the use of the deadly R5 assault rifles in public order management.

Cops, Chana hug and make up

2014-09-10 14:17

The police officers who shot and wounded musician Khuli Chana hugged him and apologised outside the Randburg Magistrate's Court.

Gauteng malls robbed 11x in past month

2014-09-09 17:26

Gauteng malls have been robbed 11 times in the past month, Gauteng police commissioner Lieutenant General Lesetja Mothiba says.

Gauteng top cop: Mall robbers after gadgets

2014-09-09 14:37

Most of the recent mall robberies in Gauteng have targeted technical gadgets, Gauteng police commissioner Lieutenant General Lesetja Mothiba says.

Shooting accused cops skip court

2014-09-09 11:10

A prosecutor has been left furious after a defence lawyer and two policemen accused of shooting at musician Khuli Chana failed to turn up in court.

Farlam calls off Marikana inspection

2014-09-08 16:29

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry's inspection in loco has been abruptly called off after miners shouted obscenities at a woman wearing a National Union of Mineworkers T-shirt.

Farlam inspects Marikana

2014-09-08 13:33

A large crowd of lawyers, police officers, journalists and evidence leaders gathered in Marikana, North West, for an inspection "in loco" by the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Expert: SAPS poorly prepared

2014-09-05 20:03

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard that despite a theoretical awareness of firearm usage, SAPS members lack experience.

Expert: Talks could've averted Marikana shootings

2014-09-05 14:03

More should have been done to encourage dialogue in the days before the August 2012 Marikana shootings, an international law enforcement expert has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Police want R3.3bn for public order policing

2014-09-03 15:55

The SA Police Service will ask for a R3.3bn capital injection over four years to bolster its public order policing units, MPs have heard.

Ex-cop Barnard now turns to UN

2014-09-03 10:43
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A former senior policewoman will now take her battle against the SA Police Service to the UN and International Labour Organisation.

Barnard disappointed with ConCourt ruling

2014-09-02 14:35

Former Lieutenant Colonel Renate Barnard says she is disappointed that the Constitutional Court ruled in favour of the SA Police Service in her affirmative action case.

AA case: ConCourt rules in favour of police

2014-09-02 11:21
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The Constitutional Court has granted the SA Police Service leave to appeal against a ruling in an affirmative action case involving former Lieutenant Colonel Renate Barnard.

Farlam to visit Marikana

2014-09-01 13:09

Several areas linked to the August 2012 shooting of Lonmin mineworkers will be inspected next week, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has announced.

Corrupt cop jailed for 8 years

2014-08-30 06:00

A police constable who corruptly smuggled Mandrax and tik to an awaiting- trial prisoner at the Swellendam Magistrate's Court has been jailed for eight years for corruption.

Pillow with bullet hole found hidden at murder scene

2014-08-28 17:25

A pillow with a bullet hole was found hidden behind the couch of a Durban woman shot dead, allegedly by her policeman boyfriend, the Durban Magistrate's Court has heard.

Sapu's Xhosa complaint premature - MEC

2014-08-28 05:00

Complaints over a recommendation that Cape Town police officers should speak Xhosa are premature, Western Cape community Safety MEC Dan Plato says.

'No point' in questioning Marikana witness

2014-08-27 17:55

A lawyer for the SA Police Service has abandoned his cross-examination of Xolani Nzuza, one of the strike leaders when mineworkers were shot dead in Marikana in 2012.

Police inquiry provided no insight - Cosatu

2014-08-27 17:55

Cosatu says a commission of inquiry's findings on policing in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, are not insightful.

Marikana killers must be arrested - miner

2014-08-27 14:02

Those responsible for the murder of two security guards and two policemen during the August 2012 strike-related unrest at Marikana should be arrested, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Ramaphosa never influenced me - Shabangu

2014-08-26 16:06

Former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu has denied that Cyril Ramaphosa influenced her into seeing the Marikana strike as a criminal issue.

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