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Cops encouraging violent crime - SAIRR

2015-01-28 13:36

Members of the SA Police Service play a major role in perpetrating serious violent crime, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

4 nabbed for impersonating cops

2015-01-19 12:47

Four former police reservists have been arrested in Johannesburg for impersonating police officers, Gauteng police say.

4 Tshwane metro cops busted for theft

2015-01-12 11:25

Four Tshwane metro police officers have been arrested for robbery, the city's metro police department says.

The softer side of Saps

2015-01-09 07:16

Mzwandile Jacks gives some well-deserved praise to the men and women in blue.

Cop, accomplices arrested for murder

2015-01-07 19:59

A police officer and three men have been arrested for allegedly killing a man in Embalenhle, near Secunda.

Police to appeal key points ruling

2014-12-23 18:28

The police ministry has lodged papers in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg to challenge the court's ruling that it should disclose the names of 200 national key points, a spokesperson says.

Eastern Cape cop arrested for stolen car

2014-12-18 12:21

A policeman was among 25 people arrested for various crimes in the Eastern Cape, provincial police say.

Police crash kills 1 in Jozi

2014-12-16 11:25

A pedestrian has been killed on the M1 south in an accident involving a police car on Tuesday morning, Johannesburg metro police said.

PMB cops cleared of corruption

2014-12-10 17:01

The Pietermaritzburg High Court has cleared four police officers and a civilian of corruption charges.

Cops shoot, kill young man

2014-11-26 23:28

A 22-year-old man has been shot and killed by police in Amalia, North West, after allegedly attacking officers repeatedly with a knife,.

Cop a liar - prosecution

2014-11-13 20:32

An Mpumalanga policeman has been called incompetent and accused of making a forged statement in a murder case.

Should Phiyega step down?

2014-11-07 07:41

Timid leadership is not enough to curtail crime in SA, says Mzwandile Jacks.

SA to send 140 police officers to Lesotho

2014-11-06 14:45
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Cabinet has approved the deployment of 140 SA Police Service officers to Lesotho, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says.

SA 'has obligation to probe Zim torture officials'

2014-10-30 06:03

The Constitutional Court is expected to hand down judgment on whether South African authorities should investigate claims of torture against senior Zimbabwean officials.

Cops in the dock for killing protesters

2014-10-24 05:53

Two police officers will appear in the Brits Magistrate's Court for allegedly shooting dead three protesters in Mothutlung, North West, in January.

Solidarity economical over EE case - SAPS

2014-10-09 19:00

Solidarity was being economical with the truth when it claimed the SA Police Service had conceded that the employment equity matter was urgent, police say.

Massive perlemoen bust on N1

2014-10-06 20:05

A man has been arrested on the N1 between Ventersburg and Winburg with one ton of perlemoen, estimated at R1m.

Cops suspended for fatal hit-and-run

2014-10-03 08:55

Two Eastern Cape police officers have been suspended for allegedly killing a pedestrian in a hit-and-run. The victim was reportedly walking on the pavement!

Zuma must consider firing Phiyega - DA

2014-09-29 05:00

The Democratic Alliance says it is time for President Jacob Zuma to consider "discharging" national police commissioner Riah Phiyega.

Senior Tshwana metro cop suspended

2014-09-10 21:54

Senior Tshwane metro police officer, Johanna "Trish" Armstrong, who is being investigated for fraud, has been suspended, metro police say.

Solidarity undeterred by Saps equity case

2014-09-09 17:03

Losing the Renate Barnard case at the Constitutional Court will not deter Solidarity in other cases it is pursuing, says CEO Dirk Hermann.

Solidarity to court over Saps labour talks

2014-09-05 09:10

Solidarity is to approach the Labour Court to order the SA Police Service to consult with the trade union on its affirmative action plan.

Solidarity to take SAPS to court

2014-09-04 06:05
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Trade union Solidarity will brief media on a new court bid to force the SA Police Service to consult with the trade union on its affirmative action plan.

SAPS welcomes Barnard ConCourt ruling

2014-09-02 22:55
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The SA Police Service has welcomed the ruling of the Constitutional Court which found the institution had not acted unfairly or discriminated anyone.

Judgment expected in SAPS affirmative action case

2014-09-01 13:09

The Constitutional Court will hand down judgment in the application by the SA Police Service for leave to appeal against a ruling on affirmative action.

 

More police sent to Soweto to quell looting

2015-01-22 13:18

Police reinforcements have been sent to Soweto to control the ongoing violence and looting sparked in the Johannesburg settlement, the Gauteng provincial police commissioner says.

Metro cops ambushed by illegal miners

2015-01-16 10:17

Two metro police officers have been ambushed by a group of five illegal miners near the Benoni Gold Mine, Ekurhuleni metro police say.

Four corrupt cops held

2015-01-09 17:58

Four police officers have been arrested for corruption after allegedly demanding money from a truck owner whose driver was found in possession of a stolen vehicle.

Another metro cop arrested for bribery

2015-01-08 11:04

A 37-year-old Tshwane metro police officer has been arrested for allegedly soliciting a bribe from a motorist, the Tshwane metro police department says.

Suzman Foundation concerned over Dramat

2014-12-24 17:18

The suspension of Hawks head Anwa Dramat is troubling, the Helen Suzman Foundation says.

Rhino poaching kingpin caught in dramatic set-up in KZN

2014-12-23 12:32

A 45-year-old man allegedly involved in the intricate rhino poaching 'epidemic' that has gripped South Africa and left it's rhino populations near extinction, has been caught and arrested in Kwa Zulu-Natal.

Pretoria cop kills ex-girlfriend, lover

2014-12-17 11:19

A policeman has shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend, critically wounding his 2-year-old son, and then turned the gun on himself in Temba, north of Pretoria.

Meyiwa investigation continues

2014-12-15 12:03

The investigation into the killing of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa is continuing, Gauteng police say.

Top cop: Rotten police a disgrace to the force

2014-11-27 05:10

Four Mpumalanga police officers attached to the highway flying squad have been arrested for allegedly soliciting a bribe from a Mozambican motorist on the N4, police say.

Police: No record of Delft killing

2014-11-20 19:45

The victim of an alleged mob justice attack in Delft, Cape Town, did not succumb to his injuries, Western Cape police have said.

Police committee condemns KwaMashu murders

2014-11-09 16:21

The Portfolio Committee on Police has condemned the killing of four people at KwaMashu Hostel, north of Durban.

Is this SA's police car of the future?

2014-11-06 15:30
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Future SA police cruisers could be fitted with advanced tech as a prototype showed at a conference in Durban. Will the future SAPS car help reduce the country's awful crime rate?

SAPS ordered to investigate Zim torture claims

2014-10-30 14:26

The Constitutional Court has ordered the SAPS to investigate claims of torture against senior Zimbabwean officials.

Police lose R30m to VIPs

2014-10-26 16:02

The police’s struggling detective services have lost R30m so that VIP guards can ferry President Jacob Zuma and his expanded cabinet around safely.

Kruger arrests 5 poachers

2014-10-17 21:03

Five suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park SANParks says.

Solidarity scores win in Saps equity plan

2014-10-09 15:22

The SA Police Service has conceded that Solidarity's application to be involved in consultation on the Saps's employment equity plan for 2015 to 2019 is urgent.

SAPS appealing car spares ruling

2014-10-03 17:30

The SA Police Service has filed papers appealing a ruling related to a vehicle spares contract worth more than R528m, a spokesperson says.

Police department's contingent liabilities top R21bn

2014-10-03 05:00

The department of police's contingent liabilities rose to over R21bn in the past financial year, according to its annual report tabled in Parliament.

National crime stats to be announced

2014-09-19 05:32

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko is expected to release the 2013/2014 annual crime statistics in Pretoria.

Commissioner: Expect Nyanga police shake-up

2014-09-10 15:56

A major shake-up is planned at the Nyanga police station to address leadership problems, Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer says.

Samwu wants answers on metro cop

2014-09-07 21:02

Samwu has said it wants the city of Tshwane to explain how a senior metro police officer was appointed, allegedly using fraudulent qualifications.

Senior metro police officer facing fraud probe

2014-09-05 05:00

A senior Tshwane metro police officer, who is being investigated for fraud, has been issued with a letter of intention to suspend her, the Tshwane metro police say.

Phiyega: Police will act when attacked

2014-09-03 05:00

Police will not hesitate to act when they are being attacked or when property is being destroyed, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega has said.

Cop kills wife, then himself in Eastern Cape

2014-09-01 17:34

A policeman has shot dead his wife at their home in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, police say.

Cops grilled over CT removals

2014-08-27 05:39

An inquiry investigating the removal of people and structures in Lwandle, Cape Town, has asked a police operational commander what he could have done differently.

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