Deliberate political decisions have been taken to move South Africa towards repression, writes Jane Duncan.
June 26 is the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. There should be no more police torture in South Africa, yet it continues.
Captain Renate Barnard has handed in her resignation after a protracted battle for promotion within the SAPS, denied her because she is white.
Public hearings of the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry have concluded, with the Social Justice Coalition asking to find the police inefficient.
New Minister of Police Nkosinathi Nhleko is ready to take on the 'weighty responsibility' of maintaining stability.
There is a lack of leadership for combating corruption in the SAPS, an expert witness told the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry.
Police oversight should include matters such as how budgets are spent and not just how officers treat civilians, the Khayelitsha commission has heard.
A complaint by the SAPS regarding a DA ad that contains a photo of a police officer shooting rubber bullets has been upheld by Icasa.
In a complaint to Icasa, the SAPS says the "Ayisafani" advert "would incite violence against the police", according to the authority's spokesperson.
Panelists at a Wits debate say the SAPS need to work with communities to be perceived positively so that protesters stop getting hurt and killed.
Serious doubts have been raised about the legitimacy of the police submission to the Marikana inquiry for the testimony of Mr X to be held in camera.
The SCA has reserved judgment following the NPA's appeal after a court reinstated charges against suspended crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli.
The police have submitted an application for a witness dubbed Mr X to testify in-camera at the Farlam commission of inquiry.
After being shot and missing a performance, hip-hop musician Khuli Chana's lawyers have submitted a letter to the police demanding compensation.
After an emergency meeting, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says the "hit list" containing the names of 18 police officers is a fabrication.
The SAPS says it will look into the death of the police inspectorate's divisional commissioner, who was found dead in his office earlier in the week.
Sanef deputy Makhudu Sefara speaks about the police's threats of legal action over intercepted calls involving commissioner Riah Phiyega.
South Africans had high hopes when Riah Phiyega stepped into office as national police commissioner last year. Those hopes, it seems, were misplaced.