What kind of leader do South Africa’s police need?


On 25 February, South Africa’s National Commissioner Khehla Sitole joined a long list of police chiefs whose contracts were prematurely terminated over the last 22 years. This conversation between experts on police leadership politics will unpack some of the recent scandals and opportunities in the service. They will discuss the kind of leadership needed to rebuild public trust in the South African Police Service and help it realise its significant potential.

This event is co-hosted with the University of Cape Town’s Centre of Criminology and Daily Maverick.

Chairperson: Dr Andrew Faull, Senior Researcher, Justice and Violence Prevention, ISS


Dr Irvin Kinnes, Associate Professor of Criminology, Centre of Criminology, University of Cape Town

Caryn Dolley, Investigative Journalist and author of To the Wolves: how traitor cops crafted South Africa’s underworld

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