Blog Posts tagged “SAPS”

Infographic: Age of Criminal Capacity

Sept. 9, 2016 (3 years, 11 months ago)

The Department of Justice and Correctional Services is reviewing the minimum age of criminal capacity, with a view to raising it.

In a briefing to a joint meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services and Select Committee on Education and Recreation, the Department said that the current ...

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Infographic: 2015/16 National Crime Statistics

Sept. 5, 2016 (3 years, 11 months ago)

On Friday 2 September 2016 the South African Police Services (SAPS) briefed the Portfolio Committee on Police on the 2015/16 National Crime Statistics.

According to SAPS, significant strides have been made in efforts to reduce all categories of serious crime except contact crimes. Contact crimes refer to those "crimes ...

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The Week Ahead: Food Security, Expropriation Bill, UIF Bill & Marikana

Feb. 1, 2016 (4 years, 6 months ago)

It’s still early days and Parliament is not yet firing on all cylinders. There are no sittings scheduled in the main chambers and only a handful of meetings planned for the committee corridor. Nonetheless, there is still scope for headline-grabbing and party battles in this week's parliamentary agenda ...

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The Week Ahead: Farewells, loose ends and tussles

Nov. 23, 2015 (4 years, 8 months ago)

The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament next year. But a fair amount of heavy-duty business will be done before they go.

It's a big week in the NA chamber with MPs scheduled to sit for long ...

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The Week Ahead: Parliament's fourth term kicks off

Oct. 12, 2015 (4 years, 9 months ago)

Parliament resumes this week after a two-week constituency period. The fourth term will run for seven weeks and the programme is packed with activities. Some of the highlights include committee, oversight and legislative work; oral questions to the executive and a review of the national budget.

Later this month, the ...

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Infographic: Police Officers Killed On and Off Duty

Sept. 18, 2015 (4 years, 10 months ago)

On Tuesday, 28 August 2015, SAPS briefed the Portfolio Committee on Police on the measures implemented to ensure the safety of SAPS members and to address unnatural deaths. Statistics showed that 58 police officers had been killed, on and off duty, since January 1st to 24 August 2015, nationwide. The ...

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Infographic: Rhino poaching and arrests in numbers

Sept. 11, 2015 (4 years, 10 months ago)

On Wednesday 9 September 2015, SAPS briefed the Portfolio Committee on Police on the Rhino Task Team based at the Kruger National Park (KNP) and the subsequent arrests, seizures and convictions. The stats also included numbers on poaching and arrests made outside of KNP. The Minister of Environmental Affairs warned ...

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The Week Ahead: Curtailed programme but still serious work scheduled

Aug. 24, 2015 (4 years, 11 months ago)

There's little action on display in the main chambers and committee corridor this week.

The programme has been curtailed in order to give committees time to finalise critical legislation and other work. In addition, the revised schedule has made provision for committee chairpersons to receive media communications training. This ...

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Infographic: Number of Arrests made so far under Operation Fiela

Aug. 21, 2015 (4 years, 11 months ago)

On Wednesday, 19 August 2015, SAPS briefed the Portfolio Committee on Police on progress made with Operation Fiela to date. The programme has come under fire recently with media saying that Operation Fiela, which is supposed to combat crime, seems to be targeted at foreign nationals. SAPS’ presentation showed that ...

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SJC and Ndifuna Ukwazi: March to Parliament for Justice and Inequality

Aug. 21, 2015 (4 years, 11 months ago)

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According to the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) and Ndifuna Ukwazi (NU), every day in Khayelitsha people are robbed, raped and murdered. Every day women, men, and children are deprived of the most basic rights to life, safety, security, justice and equality.

The Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry's report was released ...

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