It is fundamental to the aspirations of all our people to live in security, peace and comfort.
Police visibility, effective training and better resourcing of police stations are government’s key priorities.
Specialised units bringing together the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) have been mandated to combat a growing crime of economic disruption involving criminal groups that extort money from construction and other businesses.
Tourism Safety Monitors
To support the growth of the tourism industry, the SAPS will increase visibility at identified tourist attraction sites.
The Tourism Monitors Programme, which was launched in Gauteng in 2017, has since been extended to all nine provinces. It is part of a broader government intervention that involves training, mentorship and deployment of unemployed youth at key tourism attractions and sites.
Government is fast-tracking a number of practical measures to promote the safety and security of travellers and tourists.
Police and anti-gang units
Following the graduation of 5,000 police trainees last year, 7,000 new police trainees have been enlisted this year to strengthen local policing.
The police services have been granted an allocation of R106 billion in the latest Budget, an increase of 2.8%.
Anti-Gang Units will be further strengthened, with priority given to the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng and Free State.
Crime Detection University
To improve the quality of general and specialised SAPS investigations, a Crime Detection University is being established in Hammanskraal.