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Netwerk24: Die kwessies hoog op polisiehoof se doenlys

Die agterstand in DNS-toetse, bekamping van transitorooftogte en versterking van gemeenskapspolisiëringsforum (GPF’s) is van die dringende kwessies van genl. Fannie Masemola, polisiehoof, eerste wil pak. https://www.netwerk24.com/netwerk24/nuus/misdaad/die-kwessies-hoog-op-polisiehoof-se-doenlys-20220403

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Cele should follow George FCS example and get serious about GBVF

The George Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual offences (FCS) unit, proved how effectively the police can fight back against violence against women and children. The FCS unit arrested 12 sex offenders between 23 and 25 March in George and surrounding Garden Route towns. “The dedication of this team has

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Press Release

11-year old raped and murdered due to DNA backlog crisis

A rape suspect who was freed because of delays in DNA testing at the police National Forensic Science Laboratories (NFSL), raped and murdered an 11-year-old child nine months later.  This emerged on Friday in a judgment handed down by KwaZulu-Natal judge Mohini Moodley, in which the rapist was convicted for

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IOL: Over 90 000 people sign petition asking Bolt to vet its drivers more efficiently

Cape Town – More than 90 000 people have signed a petition calling on one of the e-hailing services, Bolt South Africa, to verify and vet their drivers more efficiently so that accountability and transparency is encouraged. https://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/news/over-90-000-people-sign-petition-asking-bolt-to-vet-its-drivers-more-efficiently-bac70db8-2f67-4797-b2fd-c57458e2ab9c

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BusinessTech: New DNA laws for South Africa – how they work

The move has been welcomed by civil society organisation Action Society, which it says will assist in addressing cold cases, and should see an increase in successful prosecutions. “DNA remains the most effective crime-fighting tool. The sampling of schedule 8 arrestees will make a huge impact in solving cold cases,

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Press Release

GBV murder cop should be denied bail

Action Society opposes the bail application of Piketberg police officer, Richard “Makka” Smit who allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend, Natasha Booise, on Sunday, 2 January 2022. “The seriousness of this crime questions the credibility of the South African Police Services (SAPS) recruitment process. We are continually faced with SAPS

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