New police reform efforts cannot be allowed to fail

26 January 2016 - 02:12 By The Times Editorial

The painstaking but vital process of reforming the SA Police Service in line with the recommendations of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the Marikana massacre is about to begin. Police Minister Nathi Nhleko announced at the weekend that a panel of local and foreign policing and legal experts had been assembled to review the police's crowd control operations and assess international best practice in using non-lethal means to deal with unruly crowds.

This article is reserved for Sunday Times subscribers but, for a limited time, is free to read on our newly relaunched website.

To access the article, you only need to register – it’s quick and free. Already registered? Simply sign in below.

If you’ve already registered on the BusinessLIVE, Business Day, Financial Mail or Rand Daily Mail websites? Sign in with the same details.

Note: Login details from the former TimesLIVE/Sunday Times website are no longer valid. Please register again.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00.