Eastern Cape cops honoured for service and sacrifice
In the quest to further motivate, acknowledge, reward and pay tribute to the excellent work and many sacrifices made by the men and women in blue, including members employed in terms of the Public Service Act, the Eastern Cape Service Excellence Awards were held on Friday night at The Venue, Hemmingways, East London.
According to Eastern Cape police, the objective of the awards is to celebrate and reward excellent executed work, exceptional conduct and dedication demonstrated by employees in service delivery in all spheres of Policing. The awarding of these awards followed the adjudication processes of a culmination of all nominated employees’ stories of excellent performance in clusters of the Province.
In her address, Eastern Cape Police Commissioner Lt General Celiwe Binta said, “Distinguished guests, opportunities to reward staff is ample and the reward staff is ample and the rewards many employees sees the Code of Conduct and Set Values of the organization not just as words, but translate it into behaviors that meet the expectations that communities have of a professional police service.
"Therefore it has been proven that organisations that employ the positive principles of encouraging their personnel to perform better, retain their loyalty whilst promoting the organisation’s goals. The overall effect is improved customer satisfaction through committed and engaged employees who are proud of the organisation they work for.”
Another highlight of the night was the awarding of the Provincial Commissioner’s Good Ambassador Cup, This cup is awarded by the Provincial Commissioner, to any member, employee, officer or senior manager who has through any specific action or the continuous service of an excellent standard, represented and promoted the SAPS in a manner which is highly commendable.
Major General Chris Ntantiso, Deputy Provincial Commissioner: Physical Resources Management walked away with the cup for the pivotal role he played in managing all the support functions required in securing the successful execution of big events such as; numerous National and Local Elections, The 2010 Soccer World Cup, The Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), the official funeral of the late President, Tata Mandela and Polmusca, to name but a few.
The Star of the Year award was awarded to Constable Mervin Wayne Frans from Joza Police Station in Grahamstown.
In her keynote address, the Eastern Cape MEC for Transport, Safety and Liaison, Weziwe Tikana said “The fight against crime is the responsibility of everyone. A policing approach which is based on placing the interests mof communities at the centre of everything all is required at each and every police station in our Province.
"This will enable us to find solutions to policing challenges through the collective resources and support from various stakeholders, in order to address the root causes of crime and the challenges that various socio economic factors pose.”
Let us continue honoring our commitment to creating a safe and secure South Africa for all and deliver a service of highest standard, a service of which we will be proud of.
Fighting Crime - It begins with me.
All the nominees in all categories received commendation certificates and prizes sponsored by different companies around the country.
Here is the full list of nominees:
SCRIPTS – EASTERN CAPE NOMINEES – EXCELLENCE AWARDS - 2015
CATEGORY / NOMINEE
SUMMARY OF THE WINNERS ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE CATEGORY
ADMINISTRATION EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR 1 – 7
Admin Clerk L Walters
The employee is placed at the Flash Office of Kwazakhele-SAPS and performs the following functions:
SPO R. Erasmus
The employee is the Admin Officer at the EHW- Motherwell is play a pivotal part in the achievement of the Organisational objectives for the following reasons:
The employee holds a BA in Criminology and Psychology, Honours Degree in Psychology and a certificate in Human Resource Management.
Security M.P. Mfakadolo
The employee was involved in arresting of an escapee prisoners from Zwelitsha Court and manage to re-arrest without any assistance. The escapee was appearing at Court on charges of rape, house breaking and malicious damage to property and the employee received a phone call from the community for assistance as he was a reservist. The employee used his private vehicle to search and apprehend the suspect.
ADMINISTRATION EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR 8 – 12
Lt. L.L. Jacobs
The officer is a EHW functionary responsible for the following:
Is also involved in the following Pojects:
Lt. M.P. Diniso
The officer processed 921 service termination files to Head office.
Capt S.H. Mayisela
The officer is responsible for certification of State assets in the Province.
Assisted PAC Thafeni whose apartment was burnt down and the belongings were destroyed by fire by accommodating the member and organised a single quarter in the barracks for the member.
The officer is also responsible for inspections by ensuring any loss is minimised.
The officer is also involved with the women’s network also handed over food parcels to King William’s Town Youth Centre.
Major M Pretorius (on behalf of the Team)
Capt B. Ngxaki
W/O S Viljoen
SAC N. Matutu
The team took up enormous tasks that include
Lt Col Bezuidenhout
(on behalf of the Team)
Lt. Col. I.S. Rademeyer
Capt A.N Rudman
W/O F.I. Baker
SPO M Claasen
The Officer and her teams are involved in the following activities:
Col F. Deljion
(on behalf of the Team)
Col B.P. Fikela
Col. N.V. Kumla
Col. V.N. Gqibitole
Col S.B. Ngonyama
Lt. Co. Jooste
The team conducted a Project Co-ordination which dealt with recruitment and enlistment:
PERSON WITH DISABILITY OF THE YEAR
T/O L. Forbes
The member is dedicated and is always goes the extra mile. Assist in the scanning of dockets and also assist with Projects i.e Women’s Network, Mother and Father’s days activities. Assist in the decoration of venues for functions. She is also the Peer Educator. Ensures that there is 100% capturing and scanning of dockets
SGT Z.G. Mbasane
The member has 25 years of experience and became totally blind 5years ago. He is currently performing duties at CSC. The member also assist members with correction of statements. Assist the junior members correct capturing reports on CAS. The member has telephone techniques. Also provides in service training to junior members.
The member is always punctual and assists other members in execution of duties although he is partially visually impaired. Also involved in community outreach project. Although the member is deaf he uses sing language and gestures to communicate with the colleagues. He is diligent in his work.
VISPOL EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR 8-12
Capt H.J. Schnetler
The officer is the Team Leader for Crime Prevention. For the period of 2014/2015 evaluation the officer and his team arrested 334 A-arrests and 372 B-arrests, 168 possession of drugs and 25 possession of suspected stolen iterms. The officer is able to work for long hours. The officer has the ability to plan operations. Arrested 2 suspects in relation to the business breaking at Shalls Computers and recovered stolen iterms worth R20000;00. Is able interact with the community members
Capt. W.J. Kotze
The officer is randomly inspect the Vehicles for Vispol and arrange repairs, ordering and ordering replacement tyres. The officer conducts after hours operations. Also assisted with the inspection of SAP13. Ensure that the SAP13 stores are neat. Carried out the initiative of CCTV installations
0602178-6 Col MD. Solani
The officer has been involved in the number of the projects. Is always on standby for Motherwell Cluster. The officer works for long hours. The officer is able to work in the team environment.
VISPOL EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR 5 –7
CST M.W. Frans
The employee is working at Grahamstown Highway Patrol and has contributed to 90% the teams successes:
When on duty the employee has recorded the most number successes
W/O W Meyer
The employee was involved in the shootout with the business robbers who have just robbed Fishers Jewellery store. As the suspects were escaping a shootout ensued between the robbers and the employee and he managed to shoot 1 suspect who was apprehended and a bag with jewellery was recovered. The employee sustained an injury in his left leg as he was shot by the robbers.
W/O F.V. Matrass
The employee is working at Uitenhage and is very productive and energetic. He is a team player who is able to organise members for operations i.e. roadblocks and has achieve a number of successes during this operations. Is creative and has initiated the establishment of a whatsup group for members on A Relief for information sharing.
VISPOL TEAM OF THE YEAR
W/O S.C. Leslie
(on behalf of the team)
W/O P.A. Marx
W/O J. Swartz
W/O P. Franks
W/O F.G. Dicks
W/O J. Potgieter
W/O E. Gerber
SGT F Makgoga
CST S. Katikati
The team has achieve the highest mumber of search and rescue operations:
Capt M. Bathembu
(on behalf of the team)
W/O W.S. Koekemoer
W/O N.J. Swaartbooi
W/O D.H. Els
The employees are dedicated and go on for the extra mile to accomplish the organisational goals. On Friday 2014/11/07 the member managed to chase and arrest dangerously awaiting prisoners who were arrested for murder, armed robbery, farm attack, rape and hijacking.
Major J.D Van Zyl
(on behalf of the team)
The team is stationed at Mdantsane Crime Prevention Unit. The team have managed to stabilise the crime levels of their area focusing on the following:
COMMUNITY POLICE FORUM (CPF) OF THE YEAR
RESERVIST OF THE YEAR
R/Capt G Rademeyer
The officer is a Sector Manager for Summerstrand area. The officer is a 61 year old with 41 years as a reservist. In the area of his policing the area is hardly targeted for serious crimes. He has go a hand on approach and good communication skills. He works 56 hour per week doing crime prevention duties without remuneration.
R/Cst A Arendse
The member is well conversant with the crime trends and has been successful in the arrest Drunken Driving arrests. The member at times performs double shifts. He is very creative and and delivers a professional service
Groundsman/Reservist M.J. Teyise
The member has attained 35 successful convictions ranging from rape, drugs, housebreaking and shoplifting. The member works extra hours due to his dedication. He is dedicated and contributes to the reduction of crime
DECTECTIVE EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR 5 – 7
CST M Bouwer
The member is stationed at Cradock-FCS . On 24 July 2015 the member succeeded in the conviction for three (3) life sentences on Three (3) rape cases and ten years for housebreaking at Grahamstown High Court. The victims of the crimes were of the age of 44 to 91 years.
CST G. Ntliziywana
The member was instrumental in the arrest and conviction to life sentences of the suspects for rape cases. The member is dedicated and sometimes go beyond the call of duty to work extra hours.
CST J.W. Neh
The member succeeded in the arrest of suspects who were apprehended. The victim was an American Citizen and the story received a good image of the SAPS.
DECTECTIVE EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR 8 – 12
Lt. Col. M.E. Mlilwana
The officer is the commander of Kwanobuhle Detective and the Detectives have remained number 1 on the performance chart for the Uitenhage-Cluster
Lt Col. Z.D. Manqoyi
The officer achieved a great performance in the investigation of crime;
SPORT STAR OF THE YEAR
CST Z. Matshabisa
she is a very good athlete and has managed to achiev these accolades:
WOMAN OF THE YEAR
CST N.J. Pohleli-Ntombana
The member is the Assistant Community Police Official and has successfully initiated the coordination of the project: Baby Hlumelo Nobebe’s Awareness Campaign.
invitation by different Government Departments and stakeholders for awareness campaigns. The event was attended by high profile government officials and received a good publicity from the Radio station and the Community TV Channels i.e. Bay TV and Nelson mandela Bay Community TV
DETECTIVE TEAM OF THE YEAR
Capt M.C. Grobler
(on behalf of the team)
The team is working in the very high crime area which is dominated by gangsterism. The Gang Investigation Team which was establish to curb the gang related cases.
The Team attends to gang related crime scenes.
Investigate all gang related cases
ensure proper crime scene management
Tracing of relevant suspects
Safeguarding of witnesses and preparation for court
Lt Col. L. Vusani
(on behalf of the team)
The teams has managed to stabilise the levels of trio crimes in the Motherwell cluster. The teams works long hours and recruits more informers. 162 arrests were made and 92 cases reported. The team focus of house robbery, murder, business robbery and has successfully attain the conviction of the suspect to lengthy sentences.
SGT M Els
Through commitment and dedication, tracing and arrested three armed robberies suspects involved in a R106 million rand, armed robbery in Witbank.
CST S Dlomo
Through his commitment and dedication, tracing and arrested Six suspects in different cases of rape, robbery and armed robbery suspects. Suspects sentenced in the cases of rape
CST J. Leppan
He performed an exceptional good work in tracing and arresting the suspects in Housebreaking & theft, arm robbery, attempted murder and unlawful possession of fire-arm and ammunition
Lt Col E Sefaley
Together with other members, through his commitment and dedication has performed good work in tracing and arresting the suspects in the rape, murder housebreaking and arson cases
Capt C.J. Landman
Through his commitment and dedication, arrested suspects for drugs and in possession of unlicensed firearms. Five firearms and drugs recovered
CST J.M. Jacobs
Through his commitment and dedication, arrested three suspects for kidnapping , robbery and rape cases and were sentenced life sentence in rape, 18 months imprisonment in attempted murder and 18 months in imprisonment in kidnapping.
Warrant Officer K. Wiltmot
Together with other members, through his commitment and dedication and whilst being shot at arrested dangerous suspects and preventing them for escaping.
CST N Bokolo
Through her investigative skills, contributed to the arrest and successful conviction for crimes against women and chlidren
SGT S.J. Wolmarans
Through their commitment and dedication arrested heavily armed suspects involved in business robbery and recovered money and firearm.
MAN OF THE YEAR
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