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General Sitole suspension shows how ANC has destroyed SAPS reputation

The ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) has completely destroyed the reputation of the South African Police Service (SAPS).   “A suspension like this during increasing levels of social unrest is reckless to say the least. Not only that, but it also means that challenges such as the gender-based

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ANC fuelling organised crime in South Africa

An increasing number of police officials and stations nationwide are being targeted by robbers for their firearms and ammunition, amid concerns that illegal weapons are fuelling violent crime in SA. Another major concern is that the  Global Organised Crime Index 2021, which was recently released by the Global Initiative Against

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Triple murder leaves SAPS overstretched

Action Society is disappointed that there have not yet been any arrests for the brutal murder of three young women in Khayelitsha on Sunday night. The three women aged 17, 20 and 21 were shot dead execution-style in Khayelitsha’s Block TT. The South African Police Service (SAPS) is severely understaffed

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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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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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