The problem isn’t funding or expertise – it’s
a political one that President Ramaphosa
cannot allow to fester.
As the dust settles on insurrection, government
must acknowledge the urgent need to repurpose
a failing security system.
This briefing note provides trends related to the SAPS budget,
personnel, activities, performance and conduct.
Incidence of public violence in South Africa
from 7–16 July 2021.
Fomenting violence online is illegal in SA
– social media use during the latest
violence makes digital literacy a priority.
A new memoir by axed senior officer Jeremy Vearey
suggests this might be key to saving the SAPS.
Our interactive tool generates graphs for
crime rates spanning 15 years in any category.
Despite a deep crisis, police leaders show
no sign of acting on the many official
recommendations available to them.