Safety in Society

What will you study?

This programme consists of four vocational subjects namely Policing Practices, South African Criminal Law, Governance and the Criminal Justice Systems. Each student will be taught on a theoretical basis what role each subject fulfils in terms of who and where acts are formulated, who impacts and enforces these roles in communities, what the consequences of violating the law is and how different departments function to maintain the process within a democratic system.

Available At:



Grade 9


3 Years

Career Posibilities

  • South African Police Service
  • Security and surveillance
  • Private security
  • Community policing
  • Metro policing
  • National Intelligence
  • Legal assistance
  • Community development


First Year

Introduction to Governance
Introduction to Law
Principles of Criminal Justice
Introduction to Policing Practices
Life Orientation
Language (Afrikaans/English)

Second Year

Criminal Law
Criminal Justice Structures & Mandates
Theory of Policing Practices
Life Orientation
Language (Afrikaans/English)

Third Year

Criminal Justice Procedures
Law of Procedures & Evidence
Applied Policing
Life Orientation
Language (Afrikaans/English)

Subject Contents


Governance encompasses the system by which an organisation is controlled and operates, and the mechanisms by which it, and its people, are held to account. Ethics, risk management, compliance and administration are all elements of governance.

Criminal Law

This course provides students with sound understanding of substantive South African criminal law and criminal procedure. It provides an overview of the scope of the criminal law and the way in which the law criminalises certain conduct. The course also examines pre-trial and trial processes to gain an understanding of the way in which substantive criminal law is put into practice by the police, practitioners and judiciary.

Law of Procedures & Evidence

The South African law of evidence forms part of the adjectival or procedural law of that country. It is based on English common law.
There is no all-embracing statute governing the South African law of aspects: Various statutes govern various aspects of it, but the common law is the main source. The Constitution also features prominently.
All types of legal procedure look to the law of evidence to govern which facts they may receive, and how: civil and criminal trials, inquests, extraditions, commissions of inquiry, etc.

Policing Practices

Good police practices, thorough training, carefully crafted policies and appropriate allocation of resources in law enforcement can ensure public safety and prevent abuses in encounters between police officers and citisens.

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