South African Police Special Task Force

#1
I watched this a couple or so years ago and found it very interesting.

The Safi Plod Task Force is a like a THEM plod unit, makes SO19 look like a bunch of airsofters, to get into the unit you pass a selection which in parts resembles the Recce selection procedure.

Get yerself a coffee or a tinnie and enjoy.

South African Special Task Force Episode 1 - Full - YouTube

South African Special Task Force Episode 2 - Full - YouTube

Their website gives a few more up to date details along with a breakdown of the selection process.

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#2
Taakmag selection is hardly on a par with that of the Recces but is very demanding.
They work bloody hard for the position and it's kept up after badging.

Unfortunately even with the extra pay it's still poor recompense for their work.
 
#3
The Yarpies Plod is all over the news down here this evening, handcuffing a taxi driver to the back of a police van because he's parked in the wrong place then driving off dragging him along the ground isn't very clever, especially when he ends up dead.
 
#4
I think most of those in the clips are now working the circuit outside SA. Few of them have hung around to be treated like crap and passed over in favour of less qualified colleagues because of govt policies. Your average run of the mill Saffer cop these days is a badly trained, unfit, barely literate thug who rents out his firearm to criminals if he's not taking part in the shenanigans himself. It's getting worse as standards fall and govt just doesn't give a shit, providing a reflection of the regime itself. Pretty much ops normal for Africa.

As for the xenophobia shown, not the first time and won't be the last. It's a tribal/cultural thing.


Can anyone tell I'm not impressed by the clowns in charge?
 
#5
I was shown the Safi internal plod monthly magazine, must have been nearly three years ago now, it was after I watched the Task Force docu's. It showed some dumpy, short, black plodette who had apparently passed Task Force selection with flying colours. Politics in action.
 
#6
Yup, big surprise there. One of the local metros advertised for recruits to fill a couple of positions. One of the selection criteria was a fitness test. As I recall a lot of bleating came about re "human rights" when the fat idle buggers began falling over and a couple of them ended up in hospital. Utter fuckwittery of the highest order. SA is doomed. Hope that orange **** Hain is happy.
 
#7
Yup, big surprise there. One of the local metros advertised for recruits to fill a couple of positions. One of the selection criteria was a fitness test. As I recall a lot of bleating came about re "human rights" when the fat idle buggers began falling over and a couple of them ended up in hospital. Utter fuckwittery of the highest order. SA is doomed. Hope that orange **** Hain is happy.
Yup, that'll be one where 1,500 people applied for 90 vacancies and the fitness test was basically a race-off off held in a couple of football stadiums.

No food or drink supplied for at least six hours prior to the mid-afternoon 2.4 mile run in 35C.

Seven dead and 230 in hospital.

Utter fuckwittery indeed.
 
#8
Yup, that'll be one where 1,500 desperate souls applied for 90 vacancies and the fitness test was basically a race-off off held in a couple of football stadiums.

No food or drink supplied for at least six hours prior to the mid-afternoon 2.4 mile run in 35C.

Seven dead and 230 in hospital.

Utter fuckwittery indeed.
I really liked the fact that a) during the hostage rescue (first 5 minutes of the first video) not a single Officer was wearing a ballistic helmet and b) for a nation that is 9.2% white, the Special Task Force is majority (if not predominately) white.
 

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Yup, that'll be one where 1,500 people applied for 90 vacancies and the fitness test was basically a race-off off held in a couple of football stadiums.

No food or drink supplied for at least six hours prior to the mid-afternoon 2.4 mile run in 35C.

Seven dead and 230 in hospital.

Utter fuckwittery indeed.
237+ examples of shite admin then.
 

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#10
I really liked the fact that a) during the hostage rescue (first 5 minutes of the first video) not a single Officer was wearing a ballistic helmet and b) for a nation that is 9.2% white, the Special Task Force is majority (if not predominately) white.
No blacks in 4 Recce either.
Not because of any colour discrimination but the cse - over and above passing selection - is not reknowned to be the easiest.
 
#11
No blacks in 4 Recce either.
Not because of any colour discrimination but the cse - over and above passing selection - is not reknowned to be the easiest.
So hard that a small section of the population, easily identifiable and historically renowned for legalised racism, provide the vast majority of the members.
 

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#12
So hard that a small section of the population, easily identifiable and historically renowned for legalised racism, provide the vast majority of the members.
Oh right, that must be the reason...
 

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#13
So hard that a small section of the population, easily identifiable and historically renowned for legalised racism, provide the vast majority of the members.
Next you will be questioning why group think means that the SAS is mostly made up of Para but is no way related to the SAS instructors being Para, who are replaced by new instructors who were recruited by the ex Paras and tend to be Paras. No me you understand.
 
#14
Yup, that'll be one where 1,500 people applied for 90 vacancies and the fitness test was basically a race-off off held in a couple of football stadiums.

No food or drink supplied for at least six hours prior to the mid-afternoon 2.4 mile run in 35C.

Seven dead and 230 in hospital.

Utter fuckwittery indeed.
Darwinism in action.
 

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#15
So hard that a small section of the population, easily identifiable and historically renowned for legalised racism, provide the vast majority of the members.
Next you will be questioning why group think means that the SAS is mostly made up of Para but is no way related to the SAS instructors being Para, who are replaced by new instructors who were recruited by the ex Paras and tend to be Paras. No me you understand.
Ag, I'm sure the SA SF Bde would benefit greatly from your combined insight into selection of suitable operators.
You should drop a line to Recruitment at Private Bag X888 in Pta, alternatively try writing directly to the Gen Offr Cmd SF to see if he shares your views.
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#16
Well, I'm white, so that should help.
 
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#20
Odd. that given that most of Africa is black. the SA SF still recruits mainly white, where do they do their missions?

Selection to Recce, ParaBat and 32 Bat cannot have been so hard in the old days, as every single SA white male over the age of 40 claims to have served with them. I do wonder what the rest of the army did for recruits but not my place to ask, I just listen to the stories in awe!
 

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