DA KZN unhappy with 'ban' on police stations sharing info with public officials

2018-10-18 22:49

The DA in KwaZulu-Natal is unhappy with a SAPS instruction preventing provincial police clusters and station commanders from sharing information with members of the provincial legislature.

Calm after looting in Mhluzi following discovery of murdered woman

2018-10-18 17:38

Police are on high alert in Mhluzi near Middletown in Mpumalanga following the looting of shops owned by foreign nationals after the body of a murdered woman was discovered in the area.

North West police foil suspected cash-in-transit heist in Mahikeng

2018-10-12 21:50

North West police have foiled a suspected cash-in-transit heist in Mahikeng and have arrested nine people, national police have said.

Man suspected of petrol bombing house, killing 3, had domestic violence history

2018-10-11 16:22

The Commission for Gender Equality wants answers from police about how a man with previous domestic violence-related orders against him could petrol bomb a house in Limpopo leaving, three people dead.

It's time to start rebuilding the criminal justice system

2018-10-11 15:14

Over the past fortnight, it has seemed as though the pendulum within the criminal justice system has begun to swing back, writes Mandy Wiener.

MPs to discuss anti-gang strategy in wake of community protests

2018-10-10 13:03

The portfolio committee says it will also look at the state of community policing in high-crime areas affected by gun violence.

Popcru to defend cops arrested for murder

2018-10-07 18:04

Popcru says that it would provide legal assistance to eight police officers who have been arrested for murder and torture of a 25-year-old man last year.

Police committee wants 'new blood' after SAPS receives second qualified audit in a row

2018-09-28 22:30

The Portfolio Committee on Police has noted with "huge concern and disappointment" that the police have received a qualified audit for the second year in a row, which included understated irregular expenditure of close to R1bn.

SAPS confirms issuing an internal directive on the possession of cannabis

2018-09-26 12:42

Police say the directive is meant for internal use and urge those who use cannabis for personal consumption to understand the law.

Less than 2% conviction rate for KZN police station

2018-09-20 15:06

A KwaZulu-Natal police station could only get convictions for two of the 74 murder cases that were reported to it in the past year.

 

SAPS: Gun owners 'jumping the gun', fears over threat to right to self-defence 'unwarranted'

2018-10-18 18:07

Gun Owners South Africa says a new amendment bill will take away self-defense as a reason for owning a gun, but the police say the bill is in its infancy.

Ex-Mandela cop may recover costs of being 'framed'

2018-10-17 12:04

The police officer mandated by then-president Nelson Mandela to head up an elite investigative unit in 1996, but who was instead criminally charged, may recover what he would have earned had his career proceeded unhindered.

Crime survey: Call for police to ramp up visibility

2018-10-12 16:04

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Police says police visibility and community policing should be intensified in light of the results of the latest Victims of Crime Survey.

Crime increasing, faith in cops decreasing - Stats SA

2018-10-11 15:31

The general level of crime as estimated by the Victims of Crime Survey has been on the decline over the past five years, but increased in 2016/17 and 2017/18, Stats SA says.

Zille's cabinet demands more cops in the Western Cape within 6 months

2018-10-10 20:39

The Western Cape government has demanded that Police Minister Bheki Cele deploy extra police officers and reservists to the province within six months to stop a wave of crime, gangsterism, and attacks on trains.

Vanderbijlpark cops could face another charge after 8 officers appear in court for murder of Nigerian national

2018-10-09 19:59

The IPID is investigating an attempted murder after a man was severely assaulted, allegedly by police, following the murder of his countryman, in which the police are also accused.

Victim surveys show that crime may be dropping, yet fear is rising

2018-10-02 16:07

The latest crime statistics released by the SAPS provide reason for both optimism and concern. They show year-on-year declines in many crimes, including aggravated robbery, burglary and vehicle theft, writes Andrew Faull.

Police slam Prasa on rail safety

2018-09-27 06:11

A top police officer has blamed the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa for the lack of safety on Cape Town's trains.

McBride off the hook after IPID investigator resigns, agrees to withdraw complaints

2018-09-21 15:17

Police watchdog head Robert McBride is off the hook after an Independent Police Investigative Directorate investigator agreed to withdraw complaints lodged against him.

Rhino horn syndicate: Another Mpumalanga cop arrested

2018-09-20 15:02

A Mpumalanga police constable with links to a syndicate allegedly behind "massive trafficking" of poached rhino horns has been arrested after evading arrest for two days, the Hawks say.

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