Corruption Watch (CW) has embarked on a series of community engagements in KwaZulu-Natal, from Monday 5 – Friday 9 September 2022, with the aim of improving transparency in policing and empowering communities to hold police in the province more accountable, through the ground-breaking Veza tool.
Since its inception in February 2021, the Veza tool – the first app of its kind in South Africa – has assisted thousands of individuals with empowering policing-related information.
Veza places the power in the hands of the public by providing information about police stations at national, provincial and district levels. Users can peruse interactive maps of police corruption trends and hotspots, information relating to the public’s rights when encountering the police in various situations, and data on all police stations across the country, such as locations, resources, budget and personnel.
Veza also enables users to rate and review police stations based on personal experiences, to compare resources of up to four stations, to commend honest and ethical police officers, and to report incidents of corruption and police misconduct that are immediately geo-located through the tool.
The main objectives of the community engagements are:
- Raising awareness around the Veza tool;
- Providing training on the Veza tool;
- Increasing user engagement with the tool;
- Highlighting hotspot data intelligence; and
- Sharing information about the Veza tool.
CW will be holding 9 community engagements around eThekwini during the course of the week.
The engagements will take place as follows
Dates: 5-9 September 2022
For media enquiries and details about the specific engagements, contact:
Cell: 076 473 8336 E-mail: OtengM@corruptionwatch.org.za
Cell: 083 763 3472 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org