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SAPS embarks on a recruitment drive

During proceedings, management also announced that the age limit for recruitment of new trainees has been raised to 35.

THE South African Police Service (SAPS) has embarked on its 2024/2025 recruitment process in which an additional 10 000 youth between the ages of 18 and 35 will be trained to serve as men and women in blue.

The announcement was made by the Deputy Minister of Police Cassel Mathale during a National Career Expo in the Eastern Cape last week. The career expo provided the SAPS with the opportunity to showcase, educate and expose communities to the various career paths in the SAPS.

During proceedings, management also announced that the age limit for recruitment of new trainees has been raised to 35.

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Application forms are available on the SAPS website, www.saps.gov.za, under the police trainees section.

Application forms will also be made available at all police stations during August.

There are currently 9 000 trainees in academies throughout the country, and another 1 000 will be enlisted for training in January 2024. This will bring the total number of recruits trained to 10 000 in the 2023/2024 financial year. The 2024/2025 cohort is thus expected to commence their training in April 2024.

The basic requirements for enlistment are the following: Be a South African citizen and be in possession of a matric certificate with no criminal record.

 

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