Cape Town – Is South Africa facing a police crisis?
The demand for the South African Police Service (SAPS) has increased beyond what the police can provide, BusinessTechnology reports. This comes after Police Minister Bheki Cele spoke during a parliamentary question-and-answer session detailing a lack of financial resources affecting SAPS’s ability to provide police services. “The current capacity of the SAPS… requires substantial additional resources. Continued prioritization of available resources is therefore a requirement to address the most critical needs of South Africans, which is limited by available resources,” Cele said. . Budget constraints have capped just 15,000 new police recruits eligible for training over the next three years. This total will not be enough to offset the number of officers leaving the service for retirement. “The Police Law workforce has aged significantly, with a reduction of more than 30,000 within the 39 and under age group, that is, from nearly 90,000 in 2011/12 to just over 59,000 Law Enforcement employees. of Police today still in that age group”. SAPS said.
Report into Racism at Stellenbosch University publishes its findings
A report by a commission headed by retired judge Sisi Khampepe has published its findings on allegations of racism at Stellenbosch University. Eyewitness News reports.
The commission, which began its work in June this year, recommended, among other considerations, that the university’s leadership allocate more resources to its transformation office.
Stellenbosch University Vice-Chancellor Professor Wim de Villiers hopes that while the report may unite the campus, establishing the investigation in the first place made the institution vulnerable.
“We are committed to the future and see the commission’s work as an important contribution to the future well-being of our university… The student affairs division began a process late last year regarding looking at student life as a whole , especially student life within the residence space, as part of a task force that was formed to look at all aspects of student life and residential life on our campus,” he said.
Nobel Peace Prize belonging to former President FW De Klerk stolen
According to BBCFormer President FW de Klerk’s Nobel Peace Prize was stolen from his home in April. De Klerk’s widow, Elita, confirmed a burglary at the family home in which additional possessions were stolen from a locked safe. I realized that we were robbed in April of this year. On April 5 I went to the safe and the safe was open. I had returned from a trip abroad on the fourth, so I remember the dates. Unfortunately, the safe was almost empty,” he said. “A lot of my jewelry was taken; it is difficult to put a price on it, since the pieces that were stolen from me were given to me in the last 50 years for occasions, in addition I had pieces that I inherited from my mother, ”she added. De Klerk received the award in 1993 in recognition of his work with fellow former President Nelson Mandela to end the apartheid system.