Press Releases

Karel | Apr 09, 2018
SAPS Amendment Act Judgement (The Hawks)

13 December 2013. The Helen Suzman Foundation ("HSF") notes the unanimous judgment of the Full Bench of the Western Cape Division of the High Court ("the High Court") in 'the matter of the Helen Suzman Foundation v the President of the Republic of South Africa and Others'.

Helen Suzman Foundation goes to Court over SAPS Amendment Act

The Helen Suzman Foundation has filed papers with the Constitutional Court to oppose the South African Police Service (SAPS) Amendment Act. The Foundation made its written submission to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee for the Police on the SAPS Amendment Bill which was aimed at restructuring the Hawks. The HSF has been involved in this process since 2008 when we presented to Parliament opposing the dissolution of the Scorpions.

The Helen Suzman Foundation responds to Government’s comments on the passing of the Hawks Bill

The Helen Suzman Foundation notes that the National Assembly has passed the South African Police Services Amendment Bill, aimed at complying with the Constitutional Court's judgment in the Glenister case. In Glenister, the Court declared chapter 6A of the SAPS act, which established the Hawks, to be invalid and unconstitutional for failing to provide the Hawks with adequate independence to effectively fight corruption.

SAPS Amendment Bill Reorganising the Hawks

The Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) has made its written submission to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee for the Police on the South African Police Service (SAPS) Amendment Bill aimed at restructuring the Hawks. The HSF has been involved in this process since 2008 when we presented to Parliament opposing the dissolution of the Scorpions.