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University For SA Police To Be Built

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South Africa will be getting a University for the police force. This institution will worked towards improving the quality of general and specialised SAPS investigations.

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A higher education institution, more in the vain of a college, will be built for police. This will serve to improve the quality of general and specialised SAPS investigations. This institution will be built in Hammanskraal. 

Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, confirmed that they will be opening a college type of educational institution which will have around 5000 students when it is fully operational. 

At the college, a range of qualifications and skills programmes including higher certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, undergraduate degrees and postgraduate diplomas will be offered. In addition to these,  short skills programmes or occupational programmes will also be on offer. 

Nzimande stated, “Once the college is fully established and it shows potential to grow further and expand, it could then be declared as a university college, under the governance structure of an established university".

The Department is currently working on establishing processes, what will be needed as well as mapping out the following:

  • Size and shape 
  • Site of establishment, land assembly and spatial framework
  • Supply and sustainability of required engineering service
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Analysing the socio-economic impact
  • Digital technology requirements for a contemporary higher education institution

On which disciplines will be taught at the institution, Nzimande included the following:

  • Policing and security studies that will develop professional and occupational knowledge
  • Skills required to bolster capacity in policing
  • Crime detection and prevention capabilities
  • Investigative capacity
  • The use of forensic methodical approaches and technology, data analytics, criminal and evidentiary law, and investigative practice

The Minister has said that they will set up a project management team to manage the process. 

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