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The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union [POPCRU] is a trade union organisation in South Africa operating within the South African Police Service [SAPS], the Department of Correctional Services [DCS] and the Traffic component. POPCRU represents more than hundred and fifty thousand [150 000] Police, Corrections and Traffic Officials. This gigantic movement was established on the 5th November 1989 at the height of the liberation struggle within the country. Prior to the establishment of POPCRU, institutional racism was entrenched within the Public Service and the three departments where we operate were the implementer of such atrocious practices

POPCRU national march making headline news

National march

POPCRU President Zizamele Cebekhulu

Not even the apartheid government did this to us!


POPCRU statement on the escape of Thabo Bester from the Mangaung Correctional Centre

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has noted with shock emerging revelations relating to the escape of an inmate, Thabo Bester from the Mangaung Correctional Centre, which is contracted to G4S, a British multinational private security company on the 3rd of May 2022. Following this incident, there has since been an internal investigation which had been closed, wherein the Security Supervisor at the time was dismissed on charges of negligence as opposed to the causal factor behind the

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Public sector unions to brief the media on next course of action on public sector wage talks debacle

The public sector trade unions at the Public Sector Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) will convene a media briefing at the PSCBC offices at 11h00 on Thursday 16th February 2023, where they will be making an announcement on the joint unions’ next cause of action following the failure by government to respond to the 10% percent wage demand for public servants for the 2022/23 financial year. The briefing will be addressed by DENOSA, NEHAWU, POPCRU, SAEPU, SAMATU, SAPU and NUPSAW The

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Lifeline South Africa

(0861) 322 322

South African Depression & Anxiety Group – SADAG

(0800) 12 13 14

People Opposed to Woman Abuse (Powa)

(083) 765 1235

Gender-based Violence Line

(0800) 012 322

Legal matters...

Cde Paul Don (right) was dismissed in 2019 while represented by Cde Ntlokwana (left) in a disciplinary hearing. Cde Nompu represented him in arbitration and it was in our favour.

With the employer having taken the matter on review, the labour court handed down a judgement on 13 February 2023 reinstating our member✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼