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: Phase Two Public Hearings

8 May 2014

The Commission of Inquiry will hold the hearings for phase two of its proceedings at Lookout Hill next week from 12 to 16 May 2014.  The hearing will commence at 9h00 each morning and run till approximately 17h30. During the week, the Commission will hear evidence from more than 20 experts on a range of topics identified by the Commission in Notice 17.

Topics to be covered include interaction by the South African Police Service units stationed in Khayelitsha with the Khayelitsha community and community fora, sector policing, human  resource management, resource allocation, institutional culture, crime statistics, discipline, the policing of specific types of crime such as domestic violence and sexual violence, and the strengthening the detective service.  Many of the experts will make proposals to the Commission as to recommendations that the Commission should make to the Premier of the Western Cape.

A detailed hearing plan for the week is attached. Copies of the expert statements will be available on the Commission’s website on the day they give evidence.

The hearings will take place at Lookout Hill, cnr Mew Way and Spine Road, Khayelitsha. However, on Friday afternoon, the hearing will be held at the Big Boardroom, 7th Floor, Tower Block Building, No 4 Dorp Street, Cape Town so as to allow for two witnesses to give evidence by video link. This venue is smaller than the Lookout Hill hall and therefore media should make arrangements with the commission secretary if they wish to attend.

For more information, please contact:

Amanda Dissel
Secretary of the Commission of Inquiry
082 417 1407
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