Action Society

Mar 2021

Press Release

Child pornography arrests shock SA

Action Society is concerned after a fourth person since October 2020 has been arrested in South Africa in connection with child pornography.   According to police spokesperson Captain Malcolm Pojie a 48-year-old farmer from Swellendam was arrested two weeks ago because he was in possession of footage that amounts to

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News

IOL: Civil society groups slam Cele over denial of rape kits shortage

Civil society organisations have lambasted Police Minister Bheki Cele for his denial that there was a shortage of evidence collection kits, also known as “rape kits”, at police stations last year. Read more: https://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/news/civil-society-groups-slam-cele-over-denial-of-rape-kits-shortage-6374ecb7-f14d-40a3-b26d-5c940d777701

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Action Society lodges complaint with Public Protector on DNA backlog

Civil rights group Action Society has announced that it has lodged a complaint with the Public Protector (PP) against the SAPS and considering other legal options as the backlog of unprocessed DNA tests approaches the 200,000 mark. The group has since accused the police service of misleading Parliament and South African citizens.

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News

The Citizen: Action Society lodges complaint with Public Protector on DNA backlog

Civil rights group Action Society has announced that it has lodged a complaint with the Public Protector (PP) against the SAPS and considering other legal options as the backlog of unprocessed DNA tests approaches the 200,000 mark. Read more: https://www.citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/crime/2457238/action-society-lodges-complaint-with-public-protector-on-dna-backlog/

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Press Release

Action Society lodges a complaint against SAPS and considers legal action

Action Society is concerned about the extent to which the South African Police Service (SAPS) is misleading Parliament and fellow South Africans.  The lobby group therefor has instructed their legal team to lodge a formal complaint against the SAPS with the Public Protector. According to Action Society mismanagement and maladministration

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News

IOL: Lobby group tackles cops over DNA backlog

Lobby group Action Society has instructed its legal team to lodge a formal complaint with the public protector against the police and are also considering other legal options, as the backlog of unprocessed DNA tests approaches the 200 000 mark. Read more: https://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/news/lobby-group-tackles-cops-over-dna-backlog-78773e4d-6d24-45fc-8efa-4968298e1a67

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Turnaround plan to tackle DNA backlog implemented by SAPS

Cape Town – The police have implemented a turnaround strategy on its DNA backlog saga, and have adopted a project plan-driven approach to finalise the backlog. This after an outcry by civil society organisations that its forensic science laboratory’s electronic registry system has been down for almost a year, and

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News

IOL: Turnaround plan to tackle DNA backlog implemented by SAPS

The police have implemented a turnaround strategy on its DNA backlog saga, and have adopted a project plan-driven approach to finalise the backlog. Read more: https://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/news/turnaround-plan-to-tackle-dna-backlog-implemented-by-saps-7c4f10d3-8b6a-4baa-91c6-55040b57a98d

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Action Society relieved: FDA System to be switched back on

SAPS lies this morning caught up with them when a meeting with the Portfolio Committee on Police concluded that the FDA (Forensic Data Analysts) system should be switched back on. The chairperson of the committee, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, admitted that she had been misled and gave relevant parties another week to

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