Towards a Safer Khayelitsha

The Report of the Commission of Inquiry
into Allegations of Police Inefficiency and
a Breakdown in Relations between SAPS
and the Community in Khayelitsha
Click here to view the Final Report August 2014

All the documents that formed part of the Commission’s deliberations are now on the website under the ‘Bundles’ menu.

Inspection in Loco Conducted on 21 and 22 January 2014

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Press Statement

18 October 2013
The Commission of Inquiry into allegations of police inefficiency in Khayelitsha and a breakdown in relations between the community and the police in Khayelitsha today publishes Notices 5 and 6 setting out its proposed timetable. The Commission hopes to complete the sittings in which it will hear witnesses by 28 March 2014 and reaffirms its commitment to serve the people of Khayelitsha as best it can in pursuing its mandate.

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Press Statement

5 August 2013
The Constitutional Court will be hearing the application for leave to appeal by the Minister of Police and others on 6 August in which the applicants seek to appeal the judgment of the Western Cape High Court which dismissed their application for an order declaring that  the Commission of Inquiry had not been lawfully and constitutionally established.

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Press Statement

16 April 2013
The Minister of Police and others have applied to the Constitutional Court for leave to appeal against the judgment handed down by the Cape High Court in January this year. The Constitutional Court has enrolled their application for hearing on 6 August 2013.

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Press Statement

21 February 2013
The Minister of Police and others have served notice of their intention to appeal to the Constitutional Court against the finding of the Western Cape High Court dismissing their application to prevent the Commission from serving subpoenas on members of the police. The Commission has responded by agreeing to abide by any decision of the Constitutional Court.

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Press Statement

22 January 2013
The Commission has now had an opportunity to read and consider the implications of the judgment handed down by the Western Cape High Court on 14 January. The Commission notes that as the High Court dismissed the application for an interdict restraining the continued work of the Commission, there is no impediment to the Commission proceeding to carry out its mandate.

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Press Statement

15 January 2013
The Commission of Inquiry into allegations of police inefficiency in Khayelitsha and a breakdown in relations between the community and the police in Khayelitsha takes note of the judgment that was handed down by the Western Cape High Court on 14 January 2013.

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