n Institute for Security Studies Monographs - City safety : Nelson Mandela Metro Municipality's crime reduction strategy




Extracted from text ... CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION Several policy documents approved in the late 1990s are explicit with respect to local government's role in ensuring the safety of people living in their jurisdictions. The 1996 National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS) and the 1998 White Paper on Safety and Security gave local government new responsibilities such as the co-ordination and implementation of crime prevention programmes within their areas of jurisdiction. The 1998 White Paper on Local Government determined that municipalities should co-operate with the South African Police Service (SAPS), other national and provincial government departments, the private sector, and non-governmental and community based organisations in ..


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