Thousands of police promoted countrywide


Duane Petrus – 7 524 SAPS members have recently been promoted in various divisions countrywide.

This includes 6 181 constables who have been promoted to the rank of sergeant and  1 343 warrant officers who had their salaries adjusted.

The police said in a state that 19 138 administration staff had their levels, as well their salaries adjusted earlier this year.

The affected staff are employed in the Protection and Security Service Division, in Operational Response Services, in Crime Intelligence, in the Forensic Services, as well as the Hawks.

Popcru’s spokesperson, Theto Mahlakoane, says they are happy with these adjustments, but says more should be done.

"We are very glad that they have promoted all the officers that needed to be promoted, however we feel that plenty more staff need to be promoted. We do feel that this is indeed a step into the right direction," she said.

She could not immediately say how many more employees they believe should also be promoted.