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South Africa: Police Ready to Ensure 'Safe SONA'

AllAfrica.com - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The South African Police Service is ready for President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address, Parliament heard on Tuesday.
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Death by Suicide in South Africa's Police Force Has Reached Epidemic Levels

Huffington Post - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Suicide in the South African Police Service (SAPS) is at epidemic levels. Between 2012 and 2013, 115 officers died by suicide compared to 29 officers murdered on duty, an alarming four to one ratio.
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New SAPS structures expected to improve police work

South African Broadcasting Corporation - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
The new structures within the South African Police Service (SAPS) are in line with its new Back to Basics approach. Acting National Police Commissioner, Kgomotso Phahlane, highlighted this while announcing the changes in Pretoria on Monday.

South Africa: Shedding Light On the Hidden Epidemic of Police Suicide in South Africa

AllAfrica.com - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Suicide in the South African Police Service (SAPS) is at epidemic levels. Between 2012 and 2013, 115 officers died by suicide compared to 29 officers murdered on duty, an alarming four to one ratio.
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SA Police Service turnaround strategy nabs 466 suspects in three months

defenceWeb - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
SAPS officers. The South African Police Service (SAPS) Acting National Commissioner Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane says police have made 466 arrests in areas where national management interventions were implemented between November ...
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Criminal charges recommended against suspended S. African police chief

Xinhua - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
In addition to the Marikana tragedy, Phiyega is also blamed for the lack of progress in addressing police brutality, the failure to rectify the resourcing crisis in the SAPS, violent crimes that have soared under her watch with a murder rate that sees ...
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Gary Kruser named new Deputy National Police Commissioner

Eyewitness News - ‎Jan 28, 2016‎
CAPE TOWN - Lieutenant General Gary Kruser has been appointed a Deputy National Police Commissioner as part of the shake-up of the South African Police Service (Saps) management. Kruser, the divisional commissioner for supply chain management, ...

Wounded man drives to police station after attack

Sowetan Live (press release) (registration) (blog) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Despite being shot in the back and hand‚ he drove to the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Algoa Park and reported the incident.

Picture of couple picnicking with police van goes viral

East Coast Radio - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Picture of couple picnicking with police van goes viral. Published: Feb. 11, 2016, 12:12 p.m. by Anelisa Kubheka -. The South African Police Service has slammed the actions of a couple seen in a picture picnicking in a park with a police van next to them.

Parliamentary report on senior SAPS conduct in limbo

Eyewitness News - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
The report also concluded that the country's provincial police commissioners had embarrassed the service by publicly declaring their support for Phiyega and recommended Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko consider appointing boards of inquiry into their ...

SA police not using CCTV footage to catch criminals: DA

BusinessTech - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
The DA in the Western Cape says it is concerned about reports that the South African Police Service (SAPS) is not adequately utilising the City of Cape Town's (CoCT) CCTV security cameras in the fight against crime.

SAPS blew R40m on music festival: DA

Independent Online - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
Port Elizabeth - The Democratic Alliance in the Eastern Cape on Friday alleged that the South African Police Service had “blown R40 million on a music festival” which took place Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium last year, this despite police stations in the ...

Zuma's promise to bolster SAPS 'not achieved': Africa Check

Times LIVE - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Africa Check - in the first of a six-part series reviewing pledges made by President Jacob Zuma in State of the Nation Addresses (Sona) - declared of his claim on bolstering South African Police Service (SAPS): “Verdict: Not achieved”. The ...

SAPS warns disruptions during SONA will not be tolerated

South African Broadcasting Corporation - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The South African Police Service's Lieutenant-General Bonang Mgwenya has warned that anybody who breaks the law during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) will be dealt with harshly.
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ISS: Mondli Zuma's appointment the best SAPS could make

Eyewitness News - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
JOHANNESBURG - The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) says the appointment of Mondli Zuma as Mpumalanga commissioner of police is the best appointment the South African Police Service (SAPS) could have made considering the candidates available.

South Africa: Presidential Inquiry On Public Sector Salaries Forges Ahead

AllAfrica.com - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The commission has received a total of 218 written submissions - 78 are from the education sector, 119 from public sector, 21 from public entities, and one from South African Police Service (SAPS). Submissions have been received by from five provinces.

Update: Ses'khona members gather to march after delay

Eyewitness News - ‎1 hour ago‎
#SeskhonaMarch Barbed wire has been placed along the rd near the Parade in CT ahead of expected protests today. SF pic.twitter.com/pxjebDUkqM.
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South Africa: SARS Makes R7 Million Currency Consignment Bust

AllAfrica.com - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Pretoria - The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has intercepted a currency consignment worth R7 million at King Shaka International Airport, in Durban.
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New WC police chief outlines 2016 policing plan

Eyewitness News - ‎21 hours ago‎
He says he'll ensure the South African Police Service (SAPS) continues to embark on intelligence-driven operations in a bid to drive out gangs, drugs and other illegal activities plaguing communities across the Cape.
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