Policing defined by principles: a police general tells her story

This seminar launches an autobiography that provides rare insights into the personal and professional challenges of policing South Africa.

07 JUN 2023  

Event details

Date: 2023-06-07

Time: 07:00 to 09:00

Venue: Online via Zoom (register to attend online) or in person, ISS Conference Room, Pretoria (register to attend in-person)

RSVP: Helen Chanda, Email: hchanda@issafrica.org

Event Enquiry: Gareth Newham, Email: gnewham@issafrica.org

Attend via webcast

Lt-general (Retired) Sharon Jephta BookLt-general (Retired) Sharon Jephta’s thoughtful book draws readers into the world of policing at a time when the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the country underwent profound social and political change.

Her story is not just about the challenge of policing with integrity and excellence in a difficult environment. It also reveals her determined journey, as a coloured woman in a male-dominated organisation, from constable to the second highest rank in the SAPS at the time of her retirement.

Moderator: Gareth Newham, Head, Justice and Violence Prevention, ISS Pretoria


General Sehlahle Fannie Masomela, SAPS National Commissioner
Lt-general Elias Mawela, Gauteng Provincial Commissioner

Lt-general (Retired) Sharon Jephta, author of Serving with Integrity, Commitment and Excellence

This event is funded by the Hanns Seidel Foundation. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.

Professional Policing


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