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A police identikit artist, Siphe Potelwa, has been awarded his doctorate at his graduation from the University of Fort Hare. The talented artist has a degree in fine art, he is a teacher and more recently can put doctor in front of his name.
The intelligent 38-year-old is happy working with the police and does not believe that the police is an anti-intellectual organisation.
'The SAPS is a good organisation for growth with high opportunities. The impression outside [from the community] is that the police are uneducated ... I enjoy serving the community with respect and dignity,'' he said.
While performing his doctoral research he completed twp other courses at institutions of higher learning.
For his PhD, Potelwa explored the concept of visual art education with convicted adults at a correctional facility in the Eastern Cape.
He has not always worked with the police, in 2006 he entered the police service as a constable but resigned to take up a position as an art teacher at Mdumazulu Junior Secondary School in Ngqeleni.
In 2011 he returned to the SAPS as a forensic analyst. Currently, he is working at the provincial SAPS forensics department in Zwelitsha as a facial identification expert.
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