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“Special Closure”: the high-water mark of IPID’s cover-up
Firearms Control Act: Notice 1527: Amendment - 13 December 2019
The Portfolio Committee on Police met with the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) to discuss the status of investigations into irregularities at the watchdog relating to premature closure of cases. The Committee also ...
Community Policing Forum & Neighbourhood Watch challenges in Western Cape
20 Nov 2019
The South African Police Service (SAPS) presentation on Community Policing Forums (CPF) in the Western Cape provided an overview on: legislative and policy framework; objectives of the CPF; functions of CPF and Boards; structure and location of the CPF; current status of CPF; neighbourhood watches (NHW) per cluster; CPF relationship ...
Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities
National Strategic Plan on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide, with Minister (postponed)
19 Nov 2019
The joint meeting involving various concerned Portfolio and Select Committees from the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), met with the interim steering committee on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) to discuss the progress made with the development of a draft national strategic plan on GBVF, as ...
DNA Board 2018/19 Annual Report
13 Nov 2019
The National Forensic Oversight and Ethics Board (DNA Board) presented their 2018/19 Annual Report on the key activities by looking at: the key challenges that had been encountered over the period; some of the worrying trends that had been picked up on the performance of the SAPS ...
The Portfolio Committee on Police received presentations on the action plans of the police services of the Western Cape, Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal. The SA Police Service (SAPS) delegation was led by the Deputy Minister, National Commissioner and Provincial Commissioners of the provinces represented.
The presentation gave a broad overview of ...
SAPS on Firearm Amnesty 2019/20: follow up meeting
23 Oct 2019
The Portfolio Committee on Police received a presentation from the South African Police Service on its proposed firearm amnesty in 2019/20. The presentation explained the legal background of the amnesty. It explained that the 2019/20 amnesty would not grant indemnity from prosecution ...
SAPS, IPID, & CSPS Budgetary Review and Recommendations Reports
16 Oct 2019
Available here once adopted: BRRR 2019
The Committee met to discuss the adoption of the Budgetary Review and Recommendations Reports on the South African Police Service (SAPS), the Independent Police Investigate Directorate (IPID), the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service (CSPS) and the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA). It ...
IPID & Civilian Secretariat 2018/19 Annual Reports; with Deputy Minister
10 Oct 2019
The Committee expressed its concern on the unauthorised publication of the Notice in terms of the Firearms Control Act in the Government Gazette. Despite the Committee’s lack of approval, the Department had published it. This undermined the Committee. The Deputy Minister apologised for the Department's lack of ...
SAPS & DPCI 2018/19 Annual Reports; with Deputy Minister
9 Oct 2019
As a continuation from the previous day, SAPS proceeded with the presentation on their 2018/19 Annual Report for Programme 1: Administration, Programme 2 (Visible Policing), Programme 3 (Detective Services), Programme 4 (Crime Intelligence) and Programme 5 (Protection and Security Services). The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) ...
The Auditor-General South Africa (AGSA) discussed the audit outcomes of the annual reports of the Department of Police and its entities. Overall, the Committee was concerned with some of the outcomes, particularly those involving non-compliance and those related to the apparent lack of record keeping, and missing ...