Alicia Africa (30) from Aberdeen has recently completed her studying for Bachelor of Arts: Police Science, and graduated on 19th May in East London.
After matriculating at Aberdeen Secondary School in 2005, Alicia spent some time at home before joining the SAPS in May 2007 at the age of 19. She was initially stationed in Aberdeen, and sent some time as the Community Police Official.
She was then transferred to Paarl Police Academy in 2015, where she commenced her three years of study. The final months of her degree course were spent at the SAPS Academy in Graaff-Reinet. Although this is a UNISA course, she studied full-time through the police.
Alicia is the daughter of Christiaan and Eva Africa of Aberdeen, who both attended the graduation ceremony. According to her father, the last three years have not been easy for her parents, her child or Alicia herself, but they are very proud of her perseverance to achieve her goal.
At present she is serving as a constable at the Aberdeen police station, where her friendly smile and dedication are proving a great asset both to the SAPS and to the community she is serving.