First woman in senior police role
Nobesuthu Princess Masiye has been promoted to the position of Divisional Commissioner of Visible Policing within the South African Police Service from 1st February 2016. She has 28 years service in SAPS and espouses the values of fairness and integrity. She was inspired at a very early age by seeing a female police officer walking on a daily basis through her rural neighbourhood. "It is the first time in the history of the service that an African female will be heading the organisation" said Acting National Commissioner, Khomotso Phalane.
Latest Newsview all
My Year in Africa: Why This Brazilian Woman Peacekeeper Wants to Return
September 13, 2019: Lieut. Comdr. Marcia Braga, left, a 45-year-old Brazilian naval officer, spent a year as a UN military gender adviser in the war-wracked Central African Republic, above. She called it “the most rewarding experience she has ever had.”
International Day of Peace September 21
September 13, 2019: 21 September marks the International Day of Peace, which was established in 1981 by a unanimous resolution in the UN’s General Assembly. To mark the day, Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) and over 100 additional peacebuilding organizations from throughout the world issued a statement to United Nations Member States that brings attention to peace concerns.
First Sisters to become U.S. Army Generals
September 8, 2019: One sister had wanted to be a soldier since she was young; the other planned to have a career in the Foreign Service. Both marked a milestone for the U.S. Army this summer: Maj. Gen. Maria Barrett and Brig. Gen. Paula Lodi are believed to be the first pair of sisters to become generals, the military branch’s highest category of rank.