Today your help is more critical than ever.
Since 1995, a total of eight people have held the post of national police commissioner. The lack of criteria for appointing a National Commissioner has resulted in many individuals being appointed for political reasons instead of their ability and experience to lead to the police service.
The head of the Hawks – a unit responsible for the combating, investigation and prevention of national priority crimes such as serious organised crimes, serious commercial crime and serious corruption – is required to be a fit and proper person, with due regard to his or her experience, conscientiousness and integrity.
A safer South Africa will ensure the protection and rights of all its citizens.
Corruption Watch and ISS aim to achieve these objectives:
Awareness – our public awareness campaign will highlight the role of the SAPS National Commissioner and the head of the Hawks, it’s functions and responsibilities, and the desired process of appointing individuals to these key institutions;
Public engagement and participation – we will develop avenues for public engagement and if the participation in the appointment of the new SAPS National Commissioner and the head of the Hawks by surveying the public and police officials as to the types of criteria they would like to see in the persons appointed to lead the SAPS and the Hawks
Enhance transparency – we will campaign to ensure that a transparent and competitive process, as envisaged in the National Development Plan, is implemented.