Submission in response to the South African Police Service Amendment Bill [2020]

The HSF has made submissions to the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service in response to the SouthAfrican Police Service Amendment Bill [2020], which seeks a comprehensive overhaul of the legislation governing policing in South Africa. The HSF’s submissions highlight the importance of the independence of key functionaries within the police service as well as the importance of accountability mechanisms. The HSF’s submissions also draw attention to the need for more extensive reforms to the Regulation of Gatherings Act, which is the legislation that gives effect to the constitutional right of assembly.