Ensure independent oversight of the South African Police Service and the
Municipal Police Services. Conduct independent and impartial investigations of
identified criminal offences allegedly committed by members of the South
African Police Service and the Municipal Police Services and make appropriate
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate exercises its functions in
accordance with the Independent Police Investigative Directorate Act (2011).
The act gives effect to the provisions of section 206(6) of the Constitution,
which provides for the establishment of an independent police complaints body
that must investigate any alleged misconduct of, or offence committed by, a
member of the police service. The thrust of the directorate’s work is to
investigate serious and priority crimes allegedly committed by members of the
South African Police Service and Municipal Police Services.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate Act (2011), which came into
effect on 1 April 2012, grants the directorate an extended mandate and changes
the focus of the directorate’s work from a complaints driven organisation to
one that prioritises the investigative function. The new act places stringent
obligations on the South African Police Service and Municipal Police Services
to report matters that must be investigated by the directorate and ensures the
implementation of disciplinary recommendations made by the directorate.
The Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) sets out the detailed spending plans of each government department for the coming year.
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year: