SAPS Amendment Act Case: Applicant's Heads of Argument
In December 2013, the HSF received a favourable judgement in the case of Helen Suzman Foundation v President of the Republic of South Africa and Others. The case involved the HSF’s on-going engagement with the establishment of independent policing and prosecutorial bodies that are sufficiently protected from political interference.
The full bench of the Western Cape High Court found certain sections of the SAPS Amendment Act 2012 (Amendment Act) to be unconstitutional to the extent that they undermine the structural and operational independence of the Directorate of Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI – also known as the Hawks).
These are the Heads of Argument for confirmation proceedings that will be heard by the Constitutional Court on 15 May 2014.