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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.

Sapu: Suspend cop in court for fraud

2014-07-29 21:13

The Benoni police cluster commander accused of fraud should be suspended with immediate effect, the SA Police Union has said.

Cop appears for alleged rape of teen boys

2014-07-04 13:08

A Cape Town police officer accused of raping two 14-year-old boys has appeared in the Blue Downs Magistrate's Court.

SAPU shocked by decline in policing

2014-01-17 05:30
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The SA Police Union says the quality of policing in South Africa is dramatically declining.

IPID to evaluate charges against Phiyega

2013-10-25 16:02

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate has confirmed that it has received allegations of defeating the ends of justice against national police commissioner Riah Phiyega.

Police union takes Phiyega to court

2013-10-16 22:08

The SA Police Service has received papers in an urgent Labour Court application challenging a decision to change reporting lines.

Sapu welcomes cop murder arrests

2013-07-01 21:18

The SA Police Union has welcomed the arrests of two more men in connection with the murder of Johannesburg cluster command Major General Thirani Maswanganyi.

Sapu wants justice for top cop killing

2013-06-18 18:44

The SA Policing Union has expressed sadness over the murder of Major General Tirhani Simon Maswanganyi, whose body was found in a field near Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria.

Union ready to take police to court

2013-06-12 22:46

The SA Policing Union will apply for a court order to stop the proposed transfer of 11 police officers, it says.

Uproar over top cop's 'sexist' remarks

2013-05-10 22:13
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The SA Policing Union has demanded an apology from Gauteng police chief Lieutenant General Mzwandile Petros for purported sexist remarks.

Cwele welcomes suspension of cops

2013-03-01 16:18

Acting Police Minister Siyabonga Cwele has welcomed the suspension of police officers allegedly involved in the death of a taxi driver.

Union: Train police for public violence

2012-11-16 12:03

Police officers should be trained properly to handle public violence and strikes that turn violent, the president of the SA Policing Union says.

Marikana reports one-sided: Sapu

2012-09-05 16:59

Media reports on the shootings near Lonmin's Marikana mine are irresponsible, says the SA Policing Union.

Police union welcomes training move

2012-07-04 22:02

The SA Policing Union has welcomed a new move to train all police officers in basic detective work.

Union condemns police staffing plans

2012-05-15 18:02

The SA Police Union has expressed anger about a proposal to cut police staffing numbers by 9 000.

Inquiry wanted into 'rotten' police

2012-04-18 19:18

The SA Policing Union has called for a judicial commission of inquiry into the SA Police Service because it says the organisation is "rotten to the core".

Cele used pay-outs to get cronies jobs - union

2011-12-01 22:25

Bheki Cele misused his authority by getting rid of police officers in positions earmarked for his friends with big pay-outs, says the SA Police Union.

Union calls for better weapons for cops

2011-09-29 20:41

Police need to be issued with weapons matching those of heavily armed criminals after the murder of a policeman in Bizana, Eastern Cape, the SA Police Union says.

MEC condemns 'atrocious' police shooting

2011-08-02 18:06

Gauteng Community Safety MEC Faith Nonhlanhla Mazibuko has condemned the "atrocious" shooting of the Rosebank police station commander and another officer.

Cop union slams Eastern Cape vigilantism

2011-06-24 22:22

The South African Police Union has condemned various acts of vigilantism that have taken place in the Eastern Cape.

Shaik did not hand himself in - minister

2011-03-14 18:10

Schabir Shaik did not hand himself over, correctional officers went and picked him up from his house, Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has said.

Cops peeved by Petros's changes

2010-10-06 09:49

Life has become tough for Gauteng cops who now find it more difficult to take sick leave, have to change shift on the fly and get fewer rest days.

Unions vow to shut down W Cape

2010-08-19 18:28

Unions have vowed to "shut down the entire public service" in the Western Cape on Friday.

Cops demand raise for Cup

2010-04-19 17:05

The SA Policing Union has demanded an increase in overtime allowances for its members ahead of the World Cup, an official has said.

Saps 'needs intervention'

2009-12-09 20:12

Political leaders need to intervene in the police to fix problems like scarce resources, says the SA Police Union.

 

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.

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.

Public misled over criminal records - union

2014-04-12 07:35

The South African public is being misled over the dismissal of 1 017 police officers from the SA Police Service for having criminal records, the SA Policing Union says.

Phiyega probe will be compromised - Sapu

2013-10-31 18:29

The SA Policing Union says that the probe into alleged misconduct by national police commissioner Riah Phiyega will be compromised if she is not suspended.

Sapu seeks help in finding cop killers

2013-10-17 20:48

The SA Police Union has condemned the killing of two police officers in Philippi, Cape Town, and has called on the community to assist with any information that could lead to arrests.

Sapu calls for Mthethwa, Phiyega's heads

2013-07-29 22:18

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa and police commissioner Riah Phiyega should resign, the SA Policing Union has said.

Premier condemns cop killing

2013-06-18 21:38

The death of Major General Tirhani Maswanganyi is a senseless blow to Gauteng's war against crime, Premier Nomvula Mokonyane says.

Sapu calls for intervention at OR Tambo

2013-06-13 18:53

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa should intervene in a labour crisis at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport, the SA Policing Union says.

Suspended top cop back at work

2013-05-15 13:20

Gauteng deputy police commissioner Major General Phumza Gela is back at work despite his suspension, the SA Policing Union says.

Brutality incident an 'embarassment'

2013-03-15 22:11

Police officers should not abuse the law, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says, as he described the recent alleged police brutality incident in the North West as an embarrassment to the police service.

Mthethwa urged to probe police spending

2013-01-28 22:13

The SA Police Union has urged Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa to investigate the use of funds by his department.

Violent protests a challenge for cops - union

2012-10-16 22:29

Police are being challenged to the extreme because of the violent nature of recent public protests, the SA Police Union says.

Muslim cop: I can't share toilet

2012-07-11 12:14
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A Muslim police officer in Johannesburg says his religion does not allow him to share a toilet with black colleagues.

Sapu: New top cop appointment insulting

2012-06-13 14:18
84 comments

The appointment of a civilian as police commissioner is an insult to the country's police force and it demoralises the country’s men and women in blue, the SA Policing Union says.

Firearm retraining for 6 500 cops

2012-04-30 11:37

A total of 6 536 police officers who failed firearm competency tests would undergo urgent retraining.

Top jobs for Zuma’s cops

2012-03-25 15:30

Six of President Jacob Zuma’s VIP bodyguards have been “irregularly” promoted to the top ranks of the police, with two of them jumping six ranks.

Shock at charges against 'Winnie cops'

2011-09-29 22:31
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The NPA's decision to bring criminal charges against two policemen who stopped Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's car has been met with shock by the SA Police Union.

Union: Offer cops better counselling

2011-08-11 18:50

Counselling services offered to police officers need to be upgraded, the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union has said.

Mthethwa: Corruption undermines democracy

2011-06-24 22:23

Corruption undermines democratic processes in South Africa, says Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

Union wants Police Day costs probed

2011-06-14 20:10

The auditor general must probe how two-thirds of the R36.4m bill for national Police Day celebrations was spent on entertainment, food and drinks, the SA Policing Union says.

Put Bheki Cele on special leave - Sapu

2011-02-25 11:00

The SA Policing Union has called on the police minister to place Bheki Cele on a "leave of absence" following the public protector's report on the police HQ lease deal.

Sapu welcomes police trust fund

2010-09-06 18:11

The establishment of the education trust fund by the police is long overdue, says the SA Policing Union.

Man held for killing cop

2010-05-06 00:25

A man was arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a police officer who was on a routine patrol in the south of Johannesburg, Gauteng police have said.

Union: Cops must be 1st in line

2010-01-12 22:22

Existing police officials should be first in line to apply for posts in their organisation, the SA Police Union says.

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