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How long before Cele sorts out the DNA backlog

Minister of Police Bheki Cele has eventually admitted that the SAPS messed up the management of forensic DNA samples linked to violent crime in South Africa. The big question is – when is he going to do something about it? Action Society says there’s been enough talk about the DNA

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Accused in horrific Paarl murder case applies for bail

It was emotional scenes of bereaved and angry family members at the Paarl Magistrate’s Court today, as the accused in the brutal murder case of Siphokazi Booi brought a bail application. Members of the community protested peacefully in front of the court buildings, demanding that no bail be granted and

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Action Society helps to bring some light in Lentegeur 

Action Society supplied new torches to the Missing Children’s Unit and the Community Policing Forum at the Lentegeur Police Station in Mitchells Plain, Western Cape (WC) today. This follows a plea from community members that they are in need of torches for their night patrols. These torches will also assist

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Cele should be sacked with rape cops

“Is the SAPS above the law?”, is the simple question posed by Action Society’s Ian Cameron as Minister of police, Bheki Cele confirmed recently that more than 10 000 police officers, who are supposed to protect the public and uphold the constitution and the law, have been charged with murder,

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Action Society supports views of decentralisation of SAPS

“Federal police in South Africa and specifically the Western Cape is the answer to restore accountability and improve service delivery by the broken law-enforcement body that we know as the South African Police Service”, said Ian Cameron of Action Society. Action Society fully supports Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde’s, suggestion

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Women should arm themselves as Cele lets rapists off the hook.

Women, not only in Gauteng but also the rest of South Africa should arm themselves as government continually fails in protecting them. In Gauteng alone, more than 20 000 schedule 8 offenders were released since 2016 without DNA samples being submitted. This means that the very same murderers and rapists

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Action Society supports the call for a GBVF council.

Action Society actively supports the establishment of a council to deal with gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) in South Africa. A GBVF council is a step in the right direction but can only be successful if government has limited participation in such a council. If government is left to run

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