State of the Nation Address 2022

State of the Nation Address 2022

Leave No One Behind Leave No One Behind

Organised crime

Drug trafficking syndicates, gangs and other forms of organised crime represent an urgent and growing challenge in South Africa. The SAPS is making progress in disrupting and preventing organised illegal activity.

We also need to confront the criminal gangs that invade construction sites and other business places to extort money from companies.

We have established specialised SAPS units to work with business, private security and SOEs to tackle illegal mining, construction site extortion, cable theft and vandalism of economic infrastructure.

By the numbers

30

Illegal drug laboratories dismantled

R324 million

Illegal drugs seized

1 369

People arrested for serious organised crime activities

220

Convictions secured

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  • Provide crime tip-offs
  • Report on police involved in criminal or corrupt activities
  • Find your nearest police station
  • Access information about victim rights, especially survivours of GBV

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