INDEPENDENT COMPLAINTS DIRECTORATE. Presentation to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Security and Constitutional Affairs 3 June 2008. Introduction. Mr P Mongwe. PROGRAMME 1 : Administration. Mr E Valoyi. STAFF COMPLEMENT.
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INDEPENDENT COMPLAINTS DIRECTORATE
Presentation to theParliamentary Select Committee on Security and Constitutional Affairs
3 June 2008
Mr P Mongwe
PROGRAMME 1 : Administration
Mr E Valoyi
Growth : Additional 22 (8%) new positions for 2008/2009 financial year
(33%) 83 = H/O (32%) 89 = H/O
(67%) 165 = Provinces (68%)181 = Provinces
Total: 248 Total: 270
- Lack of career growth
- Incommensurate salaries to responsibilities (ito Job Evaluation)
PROGRAMME 2:Registration, Investigation and Monitoring of ComplaintsMr T Tshabalala
Information Management and Research
Ms N Sihlezana
1. COMPLAINTS CASE INTAKE:
2. COMMUNICATION AND MARKETING:
3.PROACTIVE OVERSIGHT 2008/ 2009:
Production of qualitative reports containing recommendations – target met
Two researches have been conducted.
The first research report was done by ICD. The topic of the research report: Femicide: A Study of Members of the South African Police
Rationale of the research – the ICD ’s role as police oversight body warrants its concern with the increasing number of police killing their spouses/partners on a national level as is evident from statistics and media reports.
– Total of thirty (30) case files on femicide were analyzed in all nine provinces.
-KZN accounts for majority (30%), followed by Western Cape and Free State.
-One of major causes is easy access to firearms and 80% of cases committed by service firearms.
-More common among lower ranks.
-Majority perpetrators were Black males with females aged between 25 to 35 being the victims.
-Link between alcohol use, financial problems and stress.
-EAS found to be ineffective and reactive instead of proactive.
-No warning signs.
4. PRODUCTION OF WORKSHOP:
The second research report is being finalized and should be completed by end June 2008. The topic of the research: A Study of the Factors Contributing to SAPS Non-Compliance with the Domestic Violence Act.
5. Station audits
Various ICD provincial offices conducted station
audit to determine the level of compliance with DVA
– target has been met and in some provinces
- Up to December 2007, 345 Station Audit were conducted
6. MONITORING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DVA:100% applications for exemption (DVA) processed within 30 days of receipt100% of DVA cases of non-compliance processed and monitoredDuring this calendar year the ICD received 66 cases of non-compliance during the first semester and 57 cases during the second semesterIt is interesting to note that whilst a number of such cases of non-compliance were recorded across all provinces, a minimal number of applications for exemption, from internal prosecution, was receivedIn the 1st semester compliance was at 5.5% and with all attempts made the number was increased to 27% compliance in the 2nd semesterBoth reports have been produced and the report with regard to the second semester will soon be tabled
7. IMPROVED FEEDBACK TO COMPLAINANTS:
(Sought to empower investigators by taking statements and printing it in the field)
OVERVIEW – CASES REGISTERED
APRIL 2007 TO DECEMBER 2007
Enhance access to ICD services, to both urban and rural communities and improve service delivery
ICD is still not known by most communities as well as other government departments
Deployment of Monitors to facilitate cell inspections and stations audits, and tasking some Investigators to investigate DVA cases
Ms E Verster
Advertising 418 1 314
Attendance fees 538 604
Bursaries 61 177
Communication1 524 1 849
Computer services1 880 1 666
Consultants, contractors1 088 1 203
Courier and delivery services 53 138
Entertainment 267 411
External audit fees 712 662
Equipment less than R 5 000 362 1 055
Government motor transport3 283 2 704
Inventory1 185 2 321
Legal fees 643 35
Maintenance, repair and running costs 145 611
Operating leases 390 426
Resettlement costs 432 153
Owned and leasehold property5 241 6 023
Travel and subsistence5 646 6 588
Venues and facilities 166 29
Other Matters: NON COMPLIANCE WITH LEGISLATION
Goods and Services
Internal Audit – reliance