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 Maj. Gen. Manganye

Date 22/23 September 2011

To outline the mandate and services of the
Tshwane Metropolitan Police in terms of the
following strategic objectives of the City of
• SO 3: Sustainable communities with clean,
  healthy and safe environments and
  integrated social services
• SO 4: Foster participatory democracy and
  Batho Pele

• The City of Tshwane is a major political and
  economic centre:
   • The capital city
   • Business hubs
   • Foreign embassies
            Objects of local
Section 152(1) of the Constitution outlines the
following objects of local government:
• To provide democratic and accountable
  government for local communities
• To ensure the provision of services to communities
  in a sustainable manner
• To promote social and economic development
• To promote a safe and health environment; and
• To encourage the involvement of communities and
  community organisations in the matters of local
             Achieving Constitutional
In order to achieve the objects of local government
outlined in the Constitution the Metro Police has:
• Provided holistic policing services throughout all regions
  of the city focusing on crime prevention, traffic and by-law
• Development of an effective Community Policing Forum
• Ongoing efforts to ensure a safe city where public order,
  tranquility, trust and business confidence is fostered
• Establishment and participation in various community
  forums to enhance safety and public participation and
            Cooperative government

Sections 40 and 41 of the Constitution states that
spheres of government must cooperate, preserve the
peace, national unity and indivisibility of the Republic
Section 154(1) of the Constitution outlines the
cooperation needed by National, Provincial and Local
government and the support which must be given to
municipalities to manage their own affairs, exercise
their powers and perform their functions
Section 206(8) of the Constitution states that there
must be effective coordination of the police service and
effective cooperation between the spheres of
            Cooperative government

The Tshwane Metropolitan Police coordinates
and cooperates with a range of governmental
roleplayers, eg:
• South African Police Service
• Gautrans
• Home Affairs
• SARS (Customs)
• Gauteng Liquor Board
• Department of Education
• Justice Cluster – case flow management
               Cooperative government

In terms of internal cooperation and coordination within the
municipality, the Tshwane Metropolitan Police interact with a
range of departments and division to address various safety
concerns, eg:
• Economic development – regulation and licensing of formal and
  informal businesses
• City Planning
• Municipal Health Service
• Fire Brigade Services
• Public transport
• Electricity and water
• Roads and Stormwater
• Integrated Community Development
• Waste Management
• Municipal Courts
             Tshwane Safer City Policy

Aim of the policy:
• To ensure that all relevant agencies and
  organisations fulfil their legislative mandates to
  create a safer city by recognising how their
  functions can contribute to safety
• Coordination of functions to avoid duplication
• To integrate safety into all policies and strategies
           Mandate of the Tshwane
           Metropolitan Police
In terms of the SAPS Act as amended, a municipal
police service has the following functions:
• Traffic policing
• The policing of municipal by-laws
• The prevention of crime
            Relevant Legislation

•   Constitution
•   National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996
•   South African Police Service Act 68 of 1995
•   Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977
•   Firearm Control Act 60 of 2000
•   Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000
•   By-laws of the City
               Functions of the Tshwane
               Metropolitan Police
• Road Policing:
    • Speed, overload control, roadside management, public
      transport, freeway patrols
• Crime Prevention:
    • Social crime prevention, crime prevention through
      environmental design and redesign, special operations,
      canine and equestrian units
• By-law Policing:
    • Operations, complaints investigation, illegal electricity and
      water connection investigations, liquor outlets,
      unregulated/unlicensed business
• Proactive Policing:
    • Decentralised, holistic policing of 3 core functions
            Peripheral functions of the
            Tshwane Metropolitan
• Licensing services
• Protection services
    • Land invasion
    • Protection of Council property
    • CCTV and radio room
• Events approvals
          Background to by-laws and
          by-law policing
• Municipal Systems Act 32/2000:
  • Local authority has executive and legislative
    authority and thus is able to pass by-laws
  • A by-law can only be passed by the Council
    of a local authority
  • A draft by-law must go through public
    participation prior to approval
  • Once a by-law is approved by Council, it
    must be published in the relevant
    government gazette
                City of Tshwane by-laws
                                   •   Property rates
                                   •   Public amenities
• Cemeteries and crematorium       •   Rules and order
• Child care services              •   Sanitation
• Control of outdoor advertising   •   Solid Waste
• Credit control                   •   Electricity supply
• Tshwane Youth Development Unit   •   Street trading
• Fire Brigade                     •   Substance abuse
• Homes for the aged               •   Tshwane Market
• Keeping of animals, birds and    •   Water supply
  poultry                          •   2009/2010 World Cup
• Keeping of bees                  •   Flats owned/administered by
• Initiation schools                   Municipality
• Parking meters                   •   Hostels owned/administered by
             By-law enforcement

• The Metro Police Department has adopted a by-law
  enforcement plan which focuses on the following strategic
   • Early Childhood Development (ECD)
   • Local Economic Development (LED)
   • Environmental management
   • Revenue enhancement and infrastructure protection
   • Substance abuse
                       By-law Enforcement Plan

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa states that local
government must promote economic development. This involves various
aspects such as regulating trade and business as well as attracting
business investment into the city. In this regard, the following have been
• Uncontrolled street trading at major economic points
• By-law enforcement at major economic nodes
• Regulation of formal businesses
• Vagrants
• Illegal electricity and water connections
• On-street parking in the Inner City, Sunnyside and Hatfield
• Grime including dumping and littering will not attract business investment
• Facilities of the CoT which enable economic development including
  Wonderboom Airport and the Fresh Produce Market
• Bad Buildings

• The City of Tshwane has 168 CCTV cameras
  deployed at identified crime hotspots and there
  is a rollout plan for the future cameras to be
  extended through the entire City of Tshwane
• There is a camera response team that works
  with SAPS that responds to incidents of crime
  and traffic congestion that have been captured
  by cameras
              Crime Prevention

• The Metro Police has a Crime Prevention Strategy
  that is dealing with crime within the City.
• Crime Spots are identified and targetted through
  Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
• Awareness campaigns are conducted in schools
  i.r.o: Drug abuse, safer schools, domestic worker
• Street Patrols are taking place and neighborhood
  watches have been established
                Traffic Management

• The Department has embarked upon a fact finding
  mission around the operation and maintenance of the
  parking meter system in the CBD, Sunnyside, Hatfield
  and Brooklyn Areas
• The Department will outsource the parking meter system
  for effective operations
• This will assist the City in dealing with road obstructions
  and general parking contraventions while contributing
  towards the increased availability of on-street, short term
  parking facilities
            Traffic management
            (Public transport)

• The Department is working with other law
  enforcement agencies to deal with taxis and
  busses within the CBD
• There will be more taxi ranks and holding
  facilities to deal with the numbers of long
  distance and local taxis, to avoid congestion
  within the CBD and for effective law enforcement
                    Strategic direction

Integrated rollout plan for the ward based deployment of
metro police:
  – Mandate:
     »   Ward-based strategy to be extended to all wards of Tshwane
     »   Community Safety Department to deploy ten Metro Police Officers per ward
  – Phase 1: Recruitment, training and deployment of additional 500 Metro
    police by July 2012
  – Phase 2: Recruitment, training and deployment of 1000 Metro police by
    June 2013
  – Phase 3: Recruitment, training and deployment of 1000 Metro police by
    June 2014
  – Phase 4: Recruitment, training and deployment of 500 Metro police by
    June 2015
                       Strategic direction

Integrated rollout plan for the ward based deployment of metro police
                 Reg1   Reg2   Reg3    Reg4   Reg5   Reg6   Reg7   Total
     Wards        28     12      23      11     3     24      4      105
                  5       4       9       6     3      8      3      38
     Director     1       1      1       1      1      1      1       7

     Cmdr/        5       4      9       6      3      8      3       38

     Supt         4       4      4       4      4      4      4       28

     Inspector    20     16      36      24    12     32     12      152

     Sgt/        1128    488     928    448    128    968    168     4256

     Total       1158    513     978    483    148   1013    188     4481
                           Impact of ward based
                                     Key strategic mandates
                                     such as reduced travel
                                   time, visibility, etc. will be
                                        maintained and
                                                                         Continued high visibility
                                                                         will result in modification
   Thorough profiling of
                                                                         of behaviour and thus a
                                                                          reduction in incidents
                                                                                and accidents

   High level of co-
                                                                            Pro-active interventions
    operation and
                                                                            to resolve symptoms of
understanding with local

           Improved community
         relations and community                                    Quicker response time
           Strategic direction

• Further considerations:
  – Public private partnerships
  – Strengthening of intergovernmental
    cooperation and coordination

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