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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Fivaz, John George

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National Commissioner of the South African Police Service. Fivaz, appointed in 1995, was the first non-military person to hold this office. His major tasks were to 'civilianise' the service, to reorganise its structures in order to reflect its new priorities in a new South Africa and to stem the rising tide of crime.

He left the SAPS in December 1999.

Source: Joyce, Peter. A Concise Dictionary of South African Biography (1999). Francolin : Cape Town.

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