ARTICLES RELATING TO SAPS

Lawyer: Harder to remove Hawks head

2014-08-19 19:52

It is arguably more difficult to remove the head of the Hawks now than was the case with the now-defunct Scorpions, the Constitutional Court has heard.

Convict smuggle sergeant - State

2014-08-14 21:42

The State has called for the conviction of a former police sergeant accused of receiving a bribe to take a food parcel with dagga hidden in it to a prisoner at a Cape Town police station.

Pity moved cop to give dagga to prisoner

2014-08-09 14:29

A former police sergeant accused of corruptly giving a food parcel containing dagga to a man in custody at the Cape Town Central police station has appeared in court.

SAPS was under Lonmin influence at Marikana

2014-07-29 21:13

Lonmin unduly influenced the SA Police Service to act against protesting Marikana miners, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Top cop held for recruitment fraud

2014-07-28 18:55

A Benoni police cluster commander is out on bail after appearing in the Moroka Magistrate's Court in Soweto for alleged fraud, Gauteng police say.

Two cops resign over rape claims

2014-07-16 20:48

Two police officers accused of rape in White River and Ermelo have resigned, Mpumalanga police say.

Cops spent R45m on accommodation, meals

2014-07-09 14:41

The SA Policing Union has urged Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko to take drastic steps against those involved in a R45m police accommodation and meals scandal.

Alleged cop killer appears in court

2014-07-02 12:41

A man accused of murdering a police officer in his driveway last week has appeared in court, while three other suspects linked to the murder are still at large, Gauteng police say.

Mdluli not charged with murder again

2014-06-18 20:05

A charge of murder and attempted murder relating to the 1999 killing of Oupa Ramogibe will not be reinstated against former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

Court reserves judgment in equity case

2014-06-11 18:41

Judgment has been reserved on an application in the Johannesburg Labour Court for an order entrenching the SA Police Service's employment equity plan.

DA welcomes new Gauteng top cop

2014-06-04 21:33

The Democratic Alliance has welcomed the appointment of Lieutenant General Lesetja Joel Mothiba as the Gauteng police commissioner.

Barnard resigns from police

2014-06-04 17:58

Lieutenant Colonel Renate Barnard has resigned from the police following a protracted battle for promotion, labour union Solidarity says.

Cops deny crash scene escape claim

2014-05-26 10:50

The Randburg police station has denied a report that one of its crime intelligence officers was whisked away by colleagues from the scene of an accident he was involved in.

Mpuma cops attacked

2014-05-21 17:32

Three policemen and a fourth man have been attacked by Nokaneng residents near Witlaagte in Mpumalanga.

Krejcir prosecution must hand over documents

2014-05-15 07:01

The prosecution in the trial of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and five others has been ordered to hand over the initial docket used to open the case.

SAPS: Use proper platforms to complain

2014-04-28 22:18

Labour unions should use the proper platforms if they want to lodge a complaint against the SA Police Service, North West police have said.

SAPS waited too long to complain about ad - DA

2014-04-24 13:04
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The DA has told a public hearing that the SA Police Service was "hopelessly out of time" to lodge a complaint against its election advert.

Officer: Khayelitsha cops not rotten

2014-03-27 21:54

Khayelitsha police were not merely made up of rotten officers, Western Cape detective services head David Molo has said.

Free State cops seize expired infant milk

2014-02-27 22:37

Frozen food items with four-year-old expiry dates have been removed from several Trompsburg, Free State police say.

Khayelitsha needs more police stations - testimony

2014-02-20 16:29

Khayelitsha, in Cape Town, needs two more police stations, a commission of inquiry heard on Thursday.

Some Marikana cops failed shooting test

2014-02-18 21:12

Several police officers deployed at Marikana had failed a shooting exercise, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Five guilty of Cape Town cop murder

2014-02-18 07:01

Five men have been found guilty of killing a Philippi police officer by the Western Cape High Court.

Murdered policeman named

2014-02-17 21:14

The policeman shot and killed in Kinkelbos, near Port Elizabeth, has been identified as Sergeant Thembile Gulwa.

Mdluli a no show at police labour case

2014-02-10 22:43

Former police crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli has failed to attend an unfair labour practice case involving his former unit, Solidarity says.

Victims' families get poor treatment - witness

2014-02-10 21:05

The families of murder victims in Khayelitsha suffer further injustices when police treat them poorly, the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has heard.

 

Dirty cops: 'Policing the police in SA'

2014-08-15 09:13

'The concept of dirty cops is nothing new but I cannot help feel that not enough resources are expended on policing the police,' writes Wheels24 reader JOE BLACK.

SA, Moz agree to cross-border hot-pursuit operations against rhino poachers

2014-08-12 16:31

Police special task force units are pursuing rhino poachers into Mozambique, National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has revealed.

Solidarity wants in on new Saps equity plan

2014-08-08 09:34

Trade union Solidarity has asked to be admitted as a party to the SA Police Service's new employment equity plan to represent the interests of minority groups.

Cops in court for soliciting a bribe

2014-07-28 20:36

Two police constables have appeared in the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court for allegedly soliciting a bribe, Mpumalanga police say.

Cop filmed beating suspect dismissed

2014-07-23 11:11

A Pretoria police constable has been dismissed after being filmed assaulting a man and swearing at him during questioning, Gauteng police say.

Limpopo cop appears for copper theft

2014-07-14 20:56

A police constable and four other people have appeared in the Phalaborwa Magistrate's Court on charges of theft and possession of suspected stolen property, Limpopo police say.

Zulu King supports police

2014-07-09 07:05

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has pledged his support to police in the fight against crime.

Hlela in court over sheep for tenders scam

2014-06-29 11:04

Former police general Hamilton Hlele, who was head of the Saps procurement department, has made another court appearance on charges of corruption.

Probe into Phiyega completed

2014-06-17 12:02

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate says it has completed its investigation into reports that national police commissioner Riah Phiyega allegedly tipped off an officer about probes against him.

Fire Phiyega, DA tells Nhleko

2014-06-11 16:48

New Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko should fire national commissioner Riah Phiyega and replace her with someone with policing experience, the DA has said.

Senior cop to oversee Khayelitsha

2014-06-04 19:16

A seasoned senior officer has been appointed to oversee policing at three stations in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, Western Cape police say.

Police minister ordered to pay damages

2014-05-27 08:59

The police minister has been ordered to pay damages to a company director who was kept in a police cell despite being released on bail, according to a report.

Cyber criminals to be extradited

2014-05-21 20:05

Police have smashed an international cybercrime network operating out of Pretoria which led to 20 arrests in a joint operation with the United States.

Cops smash international cybercrime network

2014-05-21 11:09

Police say they have smashed an international cybercrime network operating out of Pretoria and made several arrests in a joint operation with the US.

Khayelitsha police allocation unfair - researcher

2014-05-12 14:21

The allocation of resources to police stations in Khayelitsha is unfair and irrational, the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Cops to get driver skills training

2014-04-25 07:15

National police chief Riah Phiyega says police officers will get driving lessons after the requirement that recruits possess a driving licence was dropped in order to enable poor people to be recruited into the police force.

SAPS complains about DA election ad

2014-04-24 07:13
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Icasa says it will hold a public hearing after the SA Police Service lodged a complaint over the DA's election advert.

Former SAPS spokesperson failed matric - trial

2014-03-07 16:21

Former police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge failed his matric exams in 1985, as well as supplementary exams written in 1986, a KwaZulu-Natal education official has told the Durban Regional Court.

Bill targets majority stake in security firms

2014-02-25 22:39

Foreign owned private security companies would be compelled to sell 51% of their shares to South Africans, according to a newly passed amendment bill.

Khayelitsha cops doing well - witness

2014-02-19 22:22

Detective work in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, is going well given the resources at hand, the station's detective unit head has said.

Cop killer caught

2014-02-18 17:55

A man has been arrested in Elliot in the Eastern Cape in connection with the murder of a police officer. officer

Khayelitsha cop seeks more officers

2014-02-17 22:17

There is a serious shortage of uniformed officers and detectives at the Khayelitsha police station, a senior officer said in Cape Town.

Cop jailed after road rage murder

2014-02-13 05:30

A police constable was jailed for 24 years by the South Gauteng High Court for killing a colleague, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate has said.

Dockets stolen from KZN police station

2014-02-10 21:18

Ninety-five dockets were stolen from the Alexandra Road police station in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal police have said.

Cops splash out on 'business meet'

2014-02-09 10:31
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Despite a recent edict by National Treasury to cut down on spending, police management have blown millions of rands on a three-day jaunt to Durban for 1 500 senior police officers.

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