Question NW1067 to the Minister of Police

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29 October 2019 - NW1067

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What percentage of members of the SA Police Service (SAPS) received certificates of competency for weapons \n each provinces (2) (a) What percentage of SAPS members did not pass the shooting training In each province and (b) what are the reasons that the specified SAPS members did not pass; (3) How many times may a member fail his or her training before they are declared incompetent to use a firearm; (4) Whether he will make a statement about the matter’?

Reply:

(1)

ALL SAPS MEMBERS WHO ARE COMPETENT AS 2019-10-12

PROVINCE

ALL SAPS MEMBERS

COMPETENT

PERCENTAGE OF COMPETENCY

NATIONAL HEAD

OFFICE

30242

WESTERN CAPE

18855

15258

EASTERN CAPE

14564

62.82°/»

NORTHERN CAPE

5672

5211

PREE STATE

8613

8076

83.609<

KWAZULU/NATAL

t80e5

1B184

85.33°/4

NORTH WEST

7077

6475

OJ.48°/»

MPUMALANGA

7673

7171

03.46°/+

LIMPOPO

8748

8189

ed.e1°/.

GAUTENG

27165

24362

89.68%

TOTAL

1486YO

1368B6

e1.82%

  • The above table deplct9 the total numbers of SAPS members who are competent and who would normally be allocated with the competency certificate9.
  • The firearm permit system where the competency certificates were generated has been discontinued.

QUESTION 1067

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 11 OCTOBER 2019 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 18-2019)

(2)(a)

PERCENTAGE OF MEMBERS SAPS MEMBERS DID NOT PASS THEIR SHOOTING IN EACH PROVINCE AS ON 2019-10-12

PROVINCE

ALL SAPS

MEMBERS

NOT YET COMPETENT

PERCENTAGE OF NOT

YET COMPETENT

NATIONAL HEAD OFFICE

33418

3176

9.50%

WESTERN CAPE

16855

1597

9.47%

EASTERN CAPE

14564

1046

7.18%

NORTHERN CAPE

5672

461

8.13%

FREE STATE

8613

534

6.20%

KWAZULU/NATAL

19085

891

4.67%

NORTH WEST

7077

602

8.51%

MPUMALANGA

7673

502

6.54%

LIMPOPO

8748

559

6.39%

GAUTENG

27165

2803

10.32%

TOTAL

148870

12171

8.18%

(2)(b) The total number of members who are not yet competent includes the members who did not undergo Introductory Basic Police Development Learning Programme and those who are partially competent because they have only done Legal Principles and still need to do handgun.

(3) All learners will be offered one re-assessment after having failed / being Not Yet Competent (NYC) in an assessment. Thereafter it is the prerogative of the Divisional Commissioner in consultation with the Assessment Review Committee to determine the number of re-assessment per assessment instrument.

(4) Minister's office to respond.

A determination in this regard will be made in due course.

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