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04 October 2019

The South African Police Services (SAPS) is recruiting young men and women aged 18 to 30.

If you fall within this age group, are a South African citizen, are in possession of a senior certificate, national senior certificate or national certificate and do not have a criminal record, this is your chance to be part of this year’s basic police learning development programme (BLDP) intake.    

People who have served in a government department and were subsequently dismissed due to misconduct are discouraged from applying. 

Police spokesperson colonel Athlenda Mathe said all applicants should be prepared to be subjected to fitness, psychometric and integrity testing as well as medical evaluations during the recruitment and enlistment process.

“Vetting and fingerprint verifications will also be conducted. Successful police trainees will be subjected to continuous security and fitness screening which include continuous verification of criminal profiles as well as medical and physical fitness,” Athlenda said. 

“Remuneration for the induction and basic training phases will be a stipend of R4,500. Successful applicants must also be prepared to undergo training at any SAPS academy in South Africa and be placed at any police station after completing their training,” she added. 

Application forms are
available at all police stations. For more information,
visit or contact SAPS in Mahikeng on 018 299 7320 or
018 299 7732. 

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