SONA 2019: Ramaphosa outlines 5 plans to halve crime in 10 years

SONA 2019: Ramaphosa outlines 5 plans to halve crime in 10 years

During his State of the Nation Address, President Cyril Ramaphosa outlined his plan to halve crime in South Africa over the next ten years.

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Crime in South Africa has been on the rise, with the high cost of living contributing to an already-dire situation.

President Cyril Ramaphosa noted this in his State of the Nation address, laying out the State's plan to crack down on the situation.

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Here are plans that aim to drastically reduce crime over the next decade:

"Currently, there are over 5 000 students registered for basic training in our police training colleges and we envisage that this number will be increased to 7 000 per cycle over the next two intakes."

  1. 5 000 new students have registered for basic police training, with the intention to increase this to 7 000 per cycle for the next two intakes
  2. An increase in visible police will be aided by the employment of more police officers and encouraging citizens to engage with effective community policing forums
  3. The Gender Based Violence and Femicide Council and a National Strategic Plan will be established
  4. Improvements in improving success rates in investigating and prosecuting crimes
  5. Ensuring better training and professionalism throughout the criminal justice system

Ramaphosa noted that violent crime is a societal problem, which requires a society-wide response to solve it.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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