Prevent, combat and investigate crime, maintain public order, protect and
secure the inhabitants of South Africa and their property, and uphold and
enforce the law.
The South African Police Service derives its powers and functions from section
205 of the Constitution and from the South African Police Service Act (1995).
This legislation regulates the police service in terms of its core function,
which is to prevent, investigate and combat crime.
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: