SAPS recruitment drive receives over 500 000 applications

3 February 2020, 4:28 PM
The South African Police Service (SAPS) says the screening and selection process for the Basic Police Development Learning Programme (BPDLP) for the 2019/2020 financial year is still under way.
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EU proposes short-time work scheme to avoid coronavirus lay-offs 1 April 2020, 4:18 PM

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Excess in power supply due to lockdown – Eskom 1 April 2020, 11:03 AM

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South Africans addicted to alcohol, cigarettes negatively affected by lockdown 1 April 2020, 8:55 AM

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England’s Buttler to auction World Cup final shirt for coronavirus fight 1 April 2020, 7:47 AM

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FF Plus leader to test for coronavirus on Wednesday 1 April 2020, 7:18 AM

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Is Carteron heading to the PSL? 31 March 2020, 8:06 PM

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Safpu opposes salary cuts in the PSL due coronavirus’ football suspension 31 March 2020, 5:11 PM

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Numsa blames government for SA Express woes 31 March 2020, 2:58 PM

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‘COVID-19 will be difficult to manage if it spreads to townships’ 31 March 2020, 9:43 AM

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North West government to assist those most affected 31 March 2020, 6:33 AM

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J&J, Moderna sign deals with US to produce possible coronavirus vaccines 30 March 2020, 9:45 PM

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KZN nurses accuse the health department of endangering their lives 29 March 2020, 8:26 PM

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Alcohol
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Free State Health Dept traces 973 COVID-19 contacts 29 March 2020, 7:58 PM

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Durban
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