The agreement, which came into force on November 30, 2020, aims to ensure that the organization is able to effectively fulfill its mandate. PRETORIA – The South African Police Service (SAPS) has entered into a 2020 collective agreement with the Security and Branch Councils (SSSBC) for the restructuring of the organization under the SSSBC 1 agreement. The agreement was reached by SAPS as an employer and the Police and Prison Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) and the South African Policing Union (SAPU) as recognised unions within the service. In order to reduce the size of the compensation budget, SAPS already proposes early retirement plans for members aged 55 and over and also provides comprehensive assistance measures to mitigate the impact of this process on the staff and the environment concerned. The restructuring process also introduced the police district development model, which was aligned with the statement of his excellence, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, on the introduction of this district governance model. In keeping with this call, SAPS is reorienting more anti-crime initiatives for the Organization, as part of an integrated approach, in cooperation with relevant stakeholders, to more effectively combat crime and improve the provision of services at the local level. The implementation of the restructuring plan within the organization streamlined the SAPS structure from four (4) assistant national commissioners to three (3) and thirteen (13) divisions to ten (10). The voting and placement of members in the new structure is ensured by the committees set up by the national commissioner, both at the national and provincial levels.
„This process will also unintentionally address the national finance ministry`s guidelines to reduce the compensation budget. SAPS, like any other government agency, were also required to comply with cash flow guidelines, which recently resulted in a reduction of 4.9 billion euros in the current fiscal year. To ensure that compliance with SAPS does not affect police work in accordance with the turn around vision, SAPS has supported the „resource migration“ of the organization`s macro-function functions to the production level. The vision of rotation must therefore remain a guide for restructuring and streamlining the transformation of the organization,“ said General Khehla Sitole, SAPS National Commissioner. Twitter: twitter.com/SAPoliceService Facebook: www.facebook.com/SAPoliceService Instagram: instagram.com/sapoliceservice_za/ YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/SAPoliceService Site: www.saps.gov.za The main objective of the process, which must be implemented in a fair and impartial manner, focuses on the provision of services, the optimal use of executives, a profitable organizational structure that also supports the basic functions of the service and the multitasking of professionals.