By the early 1990s, (all) the police in South Africa had acquired a reputation for brutality, corruption and ineptitude. In this paper we review the process by which the South African Police force was transformed from the Apartheid period to the democratic period. We also reflect on some of the possibilities for, and implications of, rapid change.
Janine Rauch, an independent consultant, is the former Director of a technical advisory facility designed to Strengthen the Uganda Government's Anti-Corruption Response (SUGAR). She obtained her MPhil Criminology from Cambridge University and Post Graduate Diploma Monitoring & Evaluation Methods Monitoring & Evaluation Methods from Stellenbosch University.