Action Society

Action Society advocates in support of the policies that defend the rights of women, children, the elderly and animals. We fight for those in need and campaign for principles that will make our communities safer. Driven by this purpose to give a voice to the voiceless we place arguments in the media that reaches hundreds of thousands of people every week. If you would also like to receive these statements, click here.
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SAPS neglects to mention firearm system shut down almost a year

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

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Action Society launches #Unmaskthemonsters campaign

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

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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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Media

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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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

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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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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SAPS neglects to mention firearm system shut down almost a year

The ongoing war on the Cape Flats – where gangs shoot at each other left, right and centre, harming innocent bystanders, primarily children – will...
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Action Society launches #Unmaskthemonsters campaign

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...
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SAPS wastes millions that could have paid the FDA and resolved the DNA backlog

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....
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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...
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Media

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...
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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...
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News

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...
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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...
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Action Society’s Virtual Protest Action successfully “flooding” Joemat-Pettersson’s inbox

The chairperson of Portfolio Committee on Police, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, yesterday asked the pressure group Action Society to desist from continuing their Virtual Protest Action (https://actionsociety.co.za/dna-backlog/)...
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FSL head admits SA’s DNA backlog is at 172,787

During the meeting of the National Forensic Oversight Ethics Board and the Portfolio Committee on Police, the head of the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), Major...
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Forensic DNA system has been down for almost a year

The forensic science laboratory's (FSL) electronic registry system, which manages evidence for DNA analysis, has been down for almost a year. "Obviously this has an...
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Follow Action Society’s Tweets regarding the DNA backlog on Tuesday

Action Society would now like to invite public and media members to engage in their live tweets as the status quo regarding the DNA backlog...
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Prioritise DNA backlog and amendment bill to DNA Act to protect women like Andy

Andy Kawa’s horrifying 15-hour rape ordeal once again shook the nation.  She was gang raped in broad daylight on King’s Beach in the Eastern Cape...
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Action Society hopeful SONA brings the promise of special sexual offenses courts in SA

The fact that President Cyril Ramaphosa adhered to his 2020 State of the Nation Address (SONA) promises and amended legislation that might combat gender based...
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Action Society welcomes GBVF Response Fund

Action Society welcomes the private sector-led, multi-sectoral Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) Response Fund government launched yesterday. According to President Cyril Ramaphosa it is aimed...
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Power play by police arresting a dad for buying infant milk unacceptable

The pressure group Action Society strongly condemns the actions by members of the police for arresting a father who went to buy formula milk for...
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Decision to start 2021 school year should be based on school’s own merit, says Action Society

Action Society calls on President Cyril Ramaphosa not to postpone the 2021 school year. Schools and their respective governing bodies should rather be given the...
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Acton Society applauses repeal of 20-year time limit on sex crimes

Action Society welcomes the announcement that President Cyril Ramaphosa on 20 December 2020 signed the Prescription in Civil and Criminal Matters (or Sexual Offences) Bill....
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Schools confident about opening with all Covid-protocols in place

More than half of the schools in at least five provinces are confident they can adhere to the Covid-19 protocols set for schools and thus...
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100 Covid-19 child casualties reported in 2020

“Parallel with the successful reopening of early Childhood Development (ECD) centres and partial care facilities, Action Society is confident that there is no reason to...
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