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sapsEWN reports that national police management and trade unions have struck a deal that will see 28,000 police officers promoted.  They have agreed to a promotions strategy that will be implemented over the next three years.  

Members from the police’s special task force, counter assault unit and tactical response teams are all due for a promotion.  The promotions will kick in from 1 November retrospectively.  “We made the commitment as the department and management through the budget speech to say we will be working on the people that are overdue (for promotion), in the circle of the next three years.  But committed that in this present financial year we’ll promote 28,000 of them,” said Police Minister Cele.  The unions involved have welcomed the move.  “We’re very happy about the decision and the thinking of those who lead us for understanding that this country needs its police officers,” Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) president Zizamele Cebekhulu said.

  • Read Babalo Ndenze’s short original report in this regard at EWN

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