New plans to fight police corruption in South Africa


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Corruption is one of the leading causes of falling public confidence and trust in the South African Police Service (SAPS). Various anti-corruption strategies have not improved the integrity of the police, but a new development may change that. SAPS is set to establish, once again, a dedicated unit to tackle police corruption.  

This seminar launches a new ISS policy brief written jointly with the head of the SAPS Anti-Corruption Unit that existed between 1996 and 2002. The event provides an opportunity for SAPS to share its plans for tackling police corruption, and to discuss lessons learned from the past.

Chair: Gareth Newham, Programme Head, ISS 


Brigadier Hercules Wasserman, Section Head: Integrity Management, SAPS

Brigadier (Ret) Stefan Grobler, former commander, Anti-Corruption Unit, SAPS

Dr Johan Burger, Senior Research Consultant, ISS