Action Society

Aug 2021

Press Release

Murderers let off the hook by Ramaphosa & Cele without DNA-sampling.

Action Society instructed its attorneys who have sent a letter to the Presidency, the Commissioner of Police, National Minister of Police and the Commissioner of Correctional Services, to demand the urgent implementation of the Forensics Procedures Amendment Act that facilitates the creation and maintenance of a Convicted Offender Index in

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DNA BACKLOG: SAPS NOT BEING TRUTHFUL.

According to the South African Police Services (SAPS) the DNA backlog will only be eradicated by 21 November 2022. This was discussed on the Portfolio Committee on Police (PCOP) parliamentary meeting held on 24 August 2021. “We agree with the questions raised by various members of the committee about the

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Dark knights of the SAPS.

Action Society is extremely concerned about the massive increase in gender-based violence (GBV) cases and contact crimes in South Africa. The statistics for the second quarter of 2021, as announced by Police Minister Bheki Cele last week, showed a shocking rise of 72.4% in rape cases being reported. “Although we

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IOL: Crime statistics paint a grim picture for South Africa and the Western Cape

“Cape Town – Crime in the country is spiralling out of control and the Western Cape is in the middle of the storm, with a 50% increase in contact crime. Especially worrying is a 74% increase in sex-related crimes.” Read more: https://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/news/crime-statistics-paint-a-grim-picture-for-south-africa-and-the-western-cape-441e8f9c-6df2-4443-a3e3-081d1f6fc8fe

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Cele blames Covid for SAPS failure.

The new crime statistics released by the South African Police Services (SAPS) today, revealed a disturbing increase of 72.4% in rape cases. A total of 10 006 rape cases were reported between April and June 2021.  This is a shocking increase of 4 000 cases compared to the same period

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News24: OPINION | Ian Cameron: GBV – The biggest human rights violation of our generation

Under the ANC, our country has transformed into the rape capital of the world and is now possibly facing the greatest human rights crisis of our generation. Read more: https://www.news24.com/news24/columnists/guestcolumn/opinion-ian-cameron-gbv-the-biggest-human-rights-violation-of-our-generation-20210814?fbclid=IwAR28YStROxDCtLpASaena92hJjDeqRnCWaEKH5UapmNJzi0ZmxMRuOWRT74

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IOL: Red flags raised over GBVF Private Sector Response Fund

Action Society spokesperson Daleen Gouws said the government can keep promising millions to sort out GBV, but won’t make any difference as there is no leadership and accountability. Gouws said this was particularly prevalent within the police. Read more: https://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/news/red-flags-raised-over-gbvf-private-sector-response-fund-2bf56b4c-a924-49d7-b96b-9e22a9b3b108

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SABC News: Concerns over growing SAPS DNA backlog

“Advocacy group Action Society, has called for Cele’s head to roll due to poor performance. Spokesperson Elani van der Walt says the ever growing crisis is not getting the necessary attention from government.” View: https://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/concerns-over-growing-saps-dna-backlog/

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