Sharon Jephta was a lieutenant general in the South African Police Service. She started in 1981 in the SA Police Force. It was not an easy journey having to overcome many obstacles in what was a “man’s world.” Sharon joined up to assist her community and to stop the abuse she was seeing around her. A fascinating story, the first of many episodes, she takes us through joining up and basic training at Bishop Lavis. She then speaks of integrity as part of a police officer’s makeup.
Jenny Fourie vertel van haar loopbaan in die Suid Afrikaanse Polisie Mag (en Diens) waar sy die rang van generaal major bereik het. Sy was een van die eerste twee gekleurde (bruin) offisiere in die polisie. Dit was nie ‘n maklike pad vir ‘n vrou nie. Sy vat ons deur haar loopbaan met menigte snaakse insidente, so vertel tussen ‘n regte Afrika reënstorm.
FIRST INTAKES: WOMEN IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE (SAP)
In January 1972 the South African Police (SAP) appointed the first two women: Duveen Botha was appointed as Commanding Officer of the Division for Women Police with the rank of lieutenant-colonel and Anna Nel as her adjutant with the rank of major. They were accountable to the Commissioner of the SAP.