ARTICLES RELATING TO SAPS

Tobacco giant's workers' mental health goes up in smoke

2017-03-26 08:52

After being hijacked several times, traumatised employees are having to cope on their own, writes Steve Kretzmann.

Police to investigate why former DG could not open a case after break-in

2017-03-22 18:01

The police will be investigating why former social development department director general Zane Dangor could not open a case following a break-in at his home.

72 cops to be charged over Marikana

2017-03-19 06:02

Suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega will head the list of 72 police officers identified for prosecution for their role in the killing of 34 striking mine workers in Marikana, almost five years after the massacre that shocked the world happened.

Parliament justifies hiring ‘white shirts’

2017-03-05 06:01

Parliament has revealed that it recruited active police officers to become part of its protection services because its existing protection officers did not have the necessary critical skills required to engage with and control unruly MPs.

More than 1400 cars hijacked every month - SAPS crime stats

2017-03-03 15:04

More than 1400 vehicles are hijacked each month in South Africa, according to South African Police Service crime statistics.

AS IT HAPPENED: Crime Stats - About 110 people raped in SA every day

2017-03-03 12:30

During the Police Portfolio Committee crime stats briefing in Parliament, it was revealed that between April and December 2016, 30 069 cases of rape were reported. While down from the previous period, it amounts to approximately 110 reported cases of rape per day.

Police should focus on communities, not ANC factional battles - SACP

2017-02-26 19:22

The SAPS should support community activism against real criminals instead of focusing on ANC factional battles, the SACP has said.

Did IPID inform Phahlane of probe into him in March last year?

2017-02-22 13:02

Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane has told Parliament that anyone with proof that he knew about an IPID investigation into him before November last year should come forward with it.

INFOGRAPHIC: A glimpse into how criminals operate

2017-02-16 17:09

The latest Victims of Crime Survey provides details of personal experiences of crime, like how a burglar got into a house, or what time of day car thieves preferred.

Paul O'Sullivan charges won't stand up in court - McBride

2017-02-15 15:34

Private investigator Paul O’Sullivan has never pretended to be an IPID official, and his arrest is a serious act of intimidation, IPID head Robert McBride has told the police committee in Parliament.

 

'What's your price?' Top cops asked in court

2017-03-23 14:18

A top official in the SAPS legal department has asked two senior Western Cape police officers what it would take for them to drop their case against their demotions in the Labour Court.

Woman sues cops after assault, being called 'white bitch'

2017-03-22 14:24

A woman is claiming almost R160 000 from the minister of police after she allegedly had to undergo emergency surgery after being manhandled by members of the SAPS in June 2016.

‘Trio crime stats must fall’

2017-03-05 06:01

Acting National Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane has summoned 350 commanders of police stations across the country to a meeting to discuss the ongoing scourge of illegal guns and armed robberies, and how officers can work to c

Crime stats: More than 1 400 cars hijacked a month in SA

2017-03-03 15:17

More than 1 400 cars are hijacked in the country every month, according to crime statistics police released.

Crime stats: Slight decrease in farm murders, stock theft on rise

2017-03-03 14:39

SA Police have made a dent in cases of farm murders, acting national commissioner Khomotso Phahlane has said.

Crime stats: SA's murder and rape situation unpacked

2017-03-03 11:57

While there was a marginal decrease of murders in the country, some provinces still experienced an increase, according to crime statistics.

Police services to get bulk of defence budget

2017-02-22 16:32

The budget for defence, public order and safety will increase over the next three years from R190bn to R225bn by 2019/20, with police services receiving 47.3% of this.

Cop brothers arrested for firing shots during Eldos mob incident

2017-02-19 18:51

An off-duty JMPD officer and his brother who is a South African Police officer were arrested for discharging their departmental firearms in an apparent attempt to protect their mother.

O'Sullivan appears in court, out on R10 000 bail

2017-02-16 12:54

Forensic investigator Paul O'Sullivan has been granted R10 000 bail after he was summonsed to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.

Phahlane lied to Parliament - McBride

2017-02-15 15:16

IPID head Robert McBride has rubbished claims that the police watchdog did not inform the acting national police commissioner about the investigation against him.

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