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POPCRU on the recent developments within the SAPS

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has noted recent developments within the South African Police Service (SAPS) in relation to the Human Rights Commission (HRC) findings on the role of police during the 2021 [...]

POPCRU statement on the 2022 budget speech 

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has noted the 2022 Budget speech as tabled by the Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana yesterday.  As a union organising within the criminal justice cluster, we view his [...]

POPCRU condemns the shooting at Tembisa Hospital 

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has noted with distress the unfortunate loss of life which was reportedly ended inside the premises of the Tembisa Provincial Tertiary Hospital yesterday morning. It is understood that [...]

POPCRU on the planned SAPS budget cuts

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has noted with concern the reported underspending both within visible policing and detective services at a time when there are unscrupulous plans afoot to implement budgetary cuts to [...]

POPCRU supports the upcoming 27th Joe Slovo Commemorative event

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) supports the upcoming 27th Joe Slovo Commemorative event which will be taking place tomorrow, the 6th of January 2022 at Avalon Cemetery in Soweto from 11am. We join [...]

POPCRU year-end statement

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) take this opportunity to wish all South Africans a happy festive season and a productive new year ahead.  As the year 2021 draws to an end, we primarily [...]

POPCRU on the Quarterly Crime Statistics

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) notes the recently released quarterly crime statistics for the period between the 1st of July to the 30th of September 2021 It is under this period of review [...]

POPCRU on the Misty Hills lodge incident

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has noted with concern a video clip circulating on social media platforms, wherein an aggressor is seen forcefully disarming a law enforcement officer. We find it regrettable that [...]

POPCRU congratulates NEHAWU on its successful 12th National Congress

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) congratulates its sister union, the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) on is successful 12th National Congress which took place from the 3rd to 6th of [...]

POPCRU 32nd Anniversary message by President Zizamele Cebekhulu

05 November 2021 This day, the 5th of November 2021 marks an important occasion in the history of our trade union, the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU), as we celebrate our 32nd anniversary since [...]