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South Africa: Police On EMPD Officer in Court for Extortion and Common Robbery - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Mthunzi Mdlalose, an OR Tambo International Airport-based officer, was arrested on Friday by the South African Police Service's detective task team. Mdlalose is alleged to have, while on duty at the airport, initially stopped the complainants for ...

South Africa: Police On Uitenhage Cluster Members - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Police in the Uitenhage Cluster will continue to proactively and reactively address crime effectively in the Uitenhage Cluster. The South African Police Service appeal to the community to work with the SAPS in reducing crime by providing valuable ...

SAPS denies report its training programme is eight months

Sowetan Live (press release) (registration) (blog) - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
He said new trainees would spend one month in a police station before even entering the academy‚ to familiarise themselves with procedures.

SAPS waste R2m on awards -Zakhele Mbhele

Politicsweb - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
A reply to a parliamentary question has revealed that almost R2 million was spent on the Annual South African Police Service National Excellence Awards held at the Sandton Convention Centre earlier this year. This while the SAPS around the country ...
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South Africa: DA to Visit Grahamstown Police Station After Students Arrested - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
The DA is concerned with increasing evidence of excessive force used by members of the South African Police Service at Rhodes University today.
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SAPS is committed to protecting human rights - Deputy National Police Commissioner

Times LIVE - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
In spite of this the South African Police Services (SAPS) remains committed to upholding human rights and are now giving new recruits to the force basic training in human rights issues‚ Masemola said.

South Africa: Police Committee Chairperson Visits Paarl Police Stations - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
Parliament, Sunday 17 April 2016 - The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr Francois Beukman, will this Monday (18 April 2016) visit the police stations in Paarl East at 10 am and Mbekweni at 13h00 (Western Cape). The Chairperson's ...

South Africa: Police Committee Visits Manenberg Police Station - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
The Portfolio Committee on Police will tomorrow (22 April 2016) visit the Manenberg Police Station in the Cape Flats at 9am.
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South Africa's ANC Asks Police to Probe Malema for Treason

Bloomberg - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
“The utterances and conduct are treasonable and that's why we went to lay a charge and called on the South African Police Service to investigate,” Kodwa said. Al-Jazeera quoted Malema as saying in an interview that while the EFF prefers to fight ...
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South Africa: Shorter, Intense Training for SAPS Recruits - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Pretoria - The South African Police Service (SAPS) has shortened their Basic Training Learning Programme (BTLP) from 24 months to an intensive eight months.

South Africa: Police Constable Killed in Philippi East - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
The member was sitting in his official SAPS unmarked vehicle when he was attacked and robbed of his official 9mm firearm. The Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General KE Jula has expressed his heartfelt condolences to the widow, ...

South Africa: Uitenhage Cluster SAPS Members Clamp Down On Crime - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
King William's Town - Through crime prevention operations that were conducted over the past weekend, police officials in the Uitenhage Cluster have arrested a total of 135 suspects.
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SA police to investigate Malema for 'reckless' speech

Manica Post - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
South African police are investigating opposition leader Julius Malema for “inflammatory” speech after the politician threatened to remove President Jacob Zuma's government through the “barrel of a gun”, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday.

Police reduce new recruits training to 8 months

eNCA - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
JOHANNESBURG - Unions and lawmakers have questioned the wisdom of the South African Police Service (SAPS) in reducing training for police recruits from 24 months to eight.

South Africa: SAPS Sleuths Arrest Four Men for Hijackings and Robberies - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Pretoria - An all-night operation by a detective team from the South African Police Service's National Investigation Unit (NINU) has resulted in the arrest of four suspects and the recovery of seven unlicensed firearms and ammunition, four stolen and ...
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New Saps recruits to be deployed to CT's gang-stricken areas

Eyewitness News - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
CAPE TOWN - Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane says 5,000 new South African Police Service (Saps) recruits will be deployed to assist in combating crime in gang-stricken areas in the Western Cape.
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'A transformed SAPS must rise from ashes of the Marikana tragedy' - Police Minister

Times LIVE - ‎19 hours ago‎
Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko said that he is ready to announce a panel of experts to probe public order policing‚ in order to ensure a transformed police service emerges from the ashes of the Marikana tragedy.

South Africa: Calls for Community to Expose Police Killers - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The Acting National Commissioner said after the SAPS introduced a new training programme for police recruits this month, there has been a lot of commentary through the media in a form of complaints.
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Soldiers sexually assaulted at army base

Independent Online - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Spokesperson Brigadier General Xolani Mabanga said: “The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) confirms that a civilian doctor was arrested by the Oudtshoorn South African Police Service (SAPS) on Saturday, 23 April 2016 and charged for ...

South Africa: MEC Debbie Schäfer Condemns Theft and Vandalism At Arcadia High School - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
While we can and do try to safeguard our schools with additional security measures, we cannot win the fight against school burglary and vandalism without the support of SAPS and the surrounding community. Schools, given their extensive physical ...