Over 28,000 South African police officers who are overdue for promotions will move one step up the ladder between now and March 31 next year.
Police Minister Bheki Cele told journalists on Thursday that another 3 000 officers, mostly from specialised units, will have their posts regraded.
The arrangement comes after months of negotiations with unions who have been complaining that some of their members had not been promoted for over a decade, creating massive backlogs.
Cele said the SA Police Service would not be getting new money from the fiscus for the promotions but will have to find the money in the current budget by delaying and scaling down on other programmes.
- African News Agency