Department of Police Practice

Mr S Manamela

College of Law
School of Criminal Justice
Department: Police Practice
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 433 9466


  • MTech: Policing (Tshwane University of Technology)
  • BTech: Policing (Pretoria Technikon)
  • National Diploma: Policing (Technikon SA)

Currently teaching

  • Investigation of crime (IOC401P)
  • Investigative principles for policing IV (OVM 4801)
  • Investigation of Seleted crimes and transgression IIIA (FOR 3703)
  • Supervision of Masters students

Fields of academic interests

  • Policing
  • Criminal and Forensic Investigation
  • Personnel Management

Field of Specialisation

  • Policing
  • Crime Prevention
  • Criminal and Forensic Investigation


Forensic Investigation Legislative Principles and Investigative Practices. Cape Town: Juta

Contributed the following chapters:

  • Chapter 4: Serological evidence and DNA analysis
  • Chapter 5: Imprint evidence and other specialities

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Member of Criminological and Victimological society of South Africa


Solly was a member of South African Police Force for sixteen years where he gained valuable policing experience while working at community service centre, detective branch, Pta-North Local Criminal Centre as Fingerprint Expert, Photographer and Firearm Registration Centre. He was recognized as best candidate for photography and Video course whilst working at LCRC. His last posting was at SAPS National Head Office’s Career Management Division responsible for compiling Generic Competency Profiles and Performance Assessment Instruments for various jobs in the South African Police Force. Solly completed a course in Fingerprints, Photography and Video and also Human Resource Assessment.