PRESENTATION TO PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE BY ADVOCATE S G POSWA 18 FEBRUARY 2009. DVA REPORT EASTERN CAPE – JANUARY 2008 TO DATE. The total number of Police Stations in the Eastern Cape Province is 197 including the satellite stations.
ADVOCATE S G POSWA
18 FEBRUARY 2009
EASTERN CAPE – JANUARY 2008 TO DATE
The total number of Police Stations in the Eastern Cape Province is 197 including the satellite stations.
From January 2008 to date the ICD, Eastern Cape Office working closely with the SAPS Provincial Office,
conducted DVA Audits on 64 out of the 197 stations.
The stations are rated according to the following criteria, contained in the DVA Monitoring Tool:
Out of the 64 stations visited, the compliance rate was as follows:
13 – Non-compliant
16 – Fairly compliant
24 – Substantially compliant
9 – Fully compliant
2 – No audit conducted, Station Commissioners not available on date of visit
EASTERN CAPE – JANUARY 2008 TO DATE cont.
Summary of common findings: Lack of training on DVA.
Station Commissioner and CSC Commanders are not inspecting registers and not giving guidance to their members.
In line with the ICD Strategic Business plan (2007-2010), vacant positions must be filled as soon as possible and at
any rate within a period of three (3) months. The Provincial Office endeavours as much as possible to follow
this objective to the latter. Although in most instances, vacant positions are filled within the three (3) month
period, there are exceptional situations which make it impossible to fill in vacant positions within the stipulated
three month period.
The oganogram below indicates the number of personnel in the Provincial Office, vacant positions and our
projections as to when they will be filled.
FILLING OF VACANCIES cont.
Summary : Total number of staff persons (Provincial & Satellite Offices) – 20
Total number of filled positions – 16
Total number of vacant positions – 4
The ICD has realized as early as the year 2005 the need for the establishment of Satellite Offices in order to extend
its services to the most needy communities in South Africa.
In the Eastern Cape potential Satellite Office locations have been identified as Mthatha, Port Elizabeth and
Queenstown. These locations were decided upon as a result of the high number of complaints that were received
in these areas.
So far, because of budgetary constrains , only one office has been established and it is in Mthatha. This office was
opened in May 2007 and officially launched in September 2007. It is servicing the former Transkei area which in
itself is very huge and consists of 43 policing areas.
The office is currently staffed by four (4) personnel in the following capacities:
1 X Principal Investigator
1 X Senior Investigator
1 X Case Analyst
1 X Admin Clerk (Vacant)
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