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SVS Activated for all KZN Farm murders

A meeting was held on the 18th August 2020 to review the Kwazulu Natal farm murders and the decision was to taken to activate all farm murder from 2010 to date on the SVS Platform. All aspects of the cases are to be reviewed and then to align them with the SVS timeline processes to ensure the best possible outcome of the case. 

The role-players include SAPS, the Hawks, Crime Intelligence, Police Ministry, National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa (NPA), Correctional Services, Together SA CAN (NPO) and Violent Crimes and Technology Support (NPO. 

All aspects of these cases and the associated learnings are to be checked, verified and shared with the various stakeholders. New short, medium, and long term strategies, as well as technology, methodologies, victimology, clear facts and SVS support are to be developed on the platform and where relevant to be guarded. It does seem that each province has a unique challenge but the pioneering SVS framework and processes will remain core. 

What we know is that there is nothing like SVS in the world and this could truly be the tool that helps the nation to achieve the tipping point that we are looking for. Due to the nature of SVS, it will take years to mature but. We should start to see effective results almost immediately, but the platform will gain real momentum by 2023.