In a strategic operation conducted by the South African Police Service (SAPS) on June 21, 2033, two illegal miners were apprehended in the Sekhukhune District. This crackdown, which occurred in the Driekop policing area’s Mooihoek Mountain, near the Black Chrome shaft, highlights the government’s continued efforts to combat illicit mining activities.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) in the Western Cape recently demonstrated their efficiency and collaboration by quickly apprehending five suspects involved in a business robbery in Knysna. The police were able to dismantle the criminal operation, recover stolen cash, and arrest suspects in both Knysna and Worcester.
The South African Police Service’s (SAPS) KwaZuluNatal Provincial Serious Violent Crimes Murder and Robbery Unit has made a significant breakthrough in the Taylor’s Halt mass murder case. The investigation led to the arrest of four suspects in connection with the crime that claimed the lives of 13 people in Pietermaritzburg on May 14, 2023.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) National Commissioner, General Fannie Masemola, has commended the Free State police for their swift response in arresting two suspects connected to the murder of Warrant Officer Johannes Du Rand. The detective commander was killed in the line of duty at the Villiers Police Station on 09 June 2023.
The 96th Comrades Marathon is a true testament to the human spirit and an excellent display of the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) dedication and perseverance. This year, 200 officers are participating in the ultimate human race, bringing people from different walks of life together.
The North West Province in South Africa has recently made significant strides in its ongoing battle against crime. Over the weekend, the South African Police Service (SAPS) conducted High Density Operations, leading to the arrest of 261 suspects involved in various criminal activities. This success highlights the unwavering commitment of law enforcement authorities to ensure the safety and security of the province’s residents.
The Western Cape Government (WCG) and City of Cape Town (CoCT) are mourning the death of LEAP officer Siphelo Magwa. The 25yearold officer was a victim of a fatal shooting in Crossroads during his offduty hours. He was with his brother and another individual in a vehicle when they were ambushed by three assailants who fired multiple rounds, leaving all three dead at the scene. Magwa had been stationed in the unit at Mitchells Plain and was a committed LEAP officer.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) has made remarkable progress in addressing crossborder criminal activities in Northern KwaZuluNatal. Within just three months, the task team deployed to the region by the National Commissioner of SAPS, General Fannie Masemola, has arrested 59 suspects. This success is the result of discussions with community leaders and the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) has successfully brought down a ruthless serial rapist who used Facebook to target and exploit young women. Khululekani Justin Ngqeza, aged 36, has been handed multiple life terms and an additional 280 years imprisonment by the Makhanda High Court for his heinous crimes.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Limpopo successfully conducted a road freight operation resulting in the arrest of 26 individuals. These individuals were aged between 19 and 45 and had committed various offenses. The operation took place on Friday, 12 May 2023, along the R555 road in Sekhukhune, which is a part of the Burgersfort policing area.
Gun Free South Africa (GFSA) and nine families have brought a class action lawsuit against the South African Police Service (SAPS) for the deaths and injuries caused by stolen firearms. Approximately 2,000 firearms were stolen from police stores by two rogue police officers, Colonels Christiaan Prinsloo and David Naidoo, and supplied to gang leaders on the Cape Flats from 2007 to 2015. These firearms were meant to be destroyed but have come to be known as “Prinsloo Guns.”
The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Western Cape has received a significant boost in law enforcement capabilities, with the delivery of 362 vehicles during the 2022/23 fiscal year. Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen, is credited with this development, owing to his effective and enhanced oversight efforts.
The Tzaneen Magistrate’s Court has made a landmark decision in a case that highlights the tireless efforts of Limpopo’s law enforcement. Barry Senyolo, a 33yearold man, was recently sentenced to life imprisonment for a brutal crime that took place in May 2017 at Kubjana village’s local tavern. The tragic event, which shook the community, led to the death of 27yearold Karabo Sewape.
South Africa is in mourning following the death of Klaas de Jonge, an exceptional Dutch activist who fought against apartheid and was a member of uMkhonto weSizwe (MK). De Jonge died at the age of 85 on May 5, 2023. This article pays tribute to his life and legacy as a symbol of international solidarity in the fight for justice and freedom.
In recent years, South African schools have been plagued by a worrying trend of teachers engaging in assault and corporal punishment. The Eastern Cape province, in particular, has seen six teachers from different schools facing investigations for such offenses. Last year, three teachers were dismissed for similar misconduct, and another resigned earlier this year. The issue came to light again after an incident at Huku Senior Secondary School in Mandileni village, where three grade 12 students accused their principal of beating them.
Ravensmead has been experiencing a rise in theft and vandalism that has caused significant damage to the city’s medium voltage feeder cable and substation. As a result, the electricity supply network in the area has been severely impacted, leading to frequent tripping and extended outages. The city recognizes the urgency of the situation and is focusing on repairing the damaged infrastructure as quickly as possible.