The ongoing war on the Cape Flats – where gangs shoot at each other left, right and centre, harming innocent bystanders, primarily children – will not end before the South African Police Service (SAPS) starts being honest about their shortcomings. So says pressure group Action Society after it came to
Action Society strives to be a voice for the voiceless. That is why we intend to stand up against child pornography and demand legislation that reduces its prevalence in South Africa and seeks to eradicate it. Action Society furthermore demands a double life sentence for offenders who are guilty of
Another injection of R250 million has been set aside to deal with procurement problems and clear SA’s massive DNA backlog of over 172 787 cases. This will include the processing of the National Prosecuting Authority’s priority cases, national police spokesperson Colonel Brenda Muridili announced last week. Due to a
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
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.
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
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
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