KIMBERLEY – The South African Police Service in the Northern Cape, hosted the Excellence Award Ceremony in recognition of its brightest stars in the province. The event was held at the 3SAI Infantry Military Base in Roodepan in Kimberley on Friday, 11 November 2022 at 17:30.
Members from different components, units and stations across the province, hang up their boots for the evening and attended the elegant and prestigious ceremony.
It is not every day that police work is appreciated but the Provincial Commissioner of the Northern Cape, Lieutenant General Koliswa Otola deemed it fit to recognize all the hard working men and women in blue for their commitment and outstanding performance during the 2022/2022 financial year.
The mood was calm and relaxed and was matched by the theme for the evening black, gold and white.
What made the evening extra special and joyful was the beautiful, soft and classy music that was rendered by the SAPS Provincial Jazz band.
Clad in their elegant evening attire , the nominees were celebrated in the presence of the MEC for Transport, Safety and Liaison Ms Nomandla Bloem, Divisional Commissioner of SAPS Human Resources, Lieutenant General Lineo Ntsiea, Provincial Commissioner of the Northern Cape Lt Gen Koliswa Otola, Public Service Commissioner in the Northern Cape Mr Anele Gxoyiya, Provincial Commissioners from other provinces and other dignitaries that included two former retired Provincial Commissioners of the Northern Cape, Lt Gen J Basson and Lt Gen RP Shivuri.
The Awards comprised of 33 categories namely;
Programme 1: Administration
Administration Employee of the Year
1. Level 1-4 Cleaner ZS Mekile
2. Level 5-7 Admin Clerk NR Kaars
3. Level 8-12 Captain L Jacobuson
Administration Team of the Year
Provincial Corporate Communication & Liaison
Programme 2:Vispol and Operations
1. Level 5-7 Sergeant SD Opperman
Programme 3: Detective Services
Employee of the Year
1. Level 5-7 Sgt JAM Tyers
Family violence, Child protection and Sexual offences
1. Level 5-7 Warrant Officer KG Semetsa
2. Level 8-12 Lieutenant Colonel MT Strydom
Senior Manager of the Year (Operations)
1. Brigadier HA van Rensburg
Senior Manager of the Year (Administration)
1. Brigadier ME Coghlan
Station Commander of the Year
1. Lt Col R Ndou
Station of the Year
Reservist of the Year
1. Constable RRJ van Wyk
Community Policing Forum of the Year
1. Kimberley CPF
Employee of the Year-Person with Disability
1. Lt Col Sebolai
Employee of the Year
1. Level 5-7 Const Dlephu
Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management
1. Level 5-7 W/O RL Vries
Protection and Security Services
1. Level 5-7 Senior Administration Clerk MK January
2. Level 8-12 Capt EJ Smit
Woman of the Year
1. Sgt WA Williams
Sportswoman of the Year
1. Sgt KM Masilo
Sportsman of the Year
1. Colonel AA Alberts
Provincial Commissioner’s Awards
1. Deputy Provincial Commissioner, Major General H de Waal
The Keynote address was delivered by MEC Bloem, who delivered a heart-warming congratulatory message to the winners.
The event was made possible with the generous and valuable sponsorships by various companies and local businesses and government authorities.
What a beautiful ceremony and congratulations to all the winners!
Source: South African Police Service