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The International 16 Days of Activism campaign focuses on generating an increased awareness of the negative impact that violence and abuse have on women and children, and the social fabric of our society. The campaign starts on 25 November and ends on 10 December every year.
What you can do to help:
This is an overview of the Department of Community Safety activities as a part of its targeted Covid-19 hotspot plan interventions in the community of Khayelitsha.
An open opportunity society for all
This charter reflects the commitments and obligations of the Department of Community Safety and its implementation partners in Batho Pele “People First”: A better life for all South Africans by putting safety first. It is our commitment to our customers that we will do our utmost to help and provide them with the quality of service the deserve.
The Department of Community Safety aims to increase safety for all the people in the Province by promoting professional policing through effective oversight, by ensuring the safety at all public buildings and spaces, to facilitate safety partnerships and programmes and to build greater safety and security organisational resilience.
The Minister of the Department of Community Safety, Albert Fritz hosts a monthly radio show to showcase the departments activities and involvement in the communities of the Western Cape. This platform also allows the public to engage the Minster with their concerns and suggestions in creating a safer province for all.
The Community Safety Radio show simulcasts from Bush Radio and airs on the following Radio Stations:
The Directorate administers and manages the EPP, which is based on activities to be performed by Community Police Forums (CPFs) in accordance with section 18 of the South African Police Services Act, No. 68 of 1995.
Community Police Forums
This Directorate is mandated to:
- monitor police conduct;
- assess the effectiveness of visible policing; and
- to oversee the effectiveness and efficiency of the police service.
The objective is to contribute towards the Promotion of Professional Policing (PPP) through effective oversight in the Province.
The Directorate performs the following functions:
Conducts research on community safety needs and interests in order to:
- inform stakeholders;
- influence the allocation of policing and safety resources; and
- impact on public policy and implementation.
The results of the research are distributed among key stakeholders in government and civil society and many of the reports are available on the Provincial Government website. Click here to see the reports.
This Directorate partners with key role players in the field of safety to focus on the implementation of safety promotion programmes with an emphasis on youth, women and children.
Community engagements are facilitated with community leaders on issues of policing and safety in the Province.
The Directorate supports the following strategic safety partnerships:
- Chrysalis Academy;
- the Youth Work Programme; and
- the Youth Safety and Religion Partnership (YSRP) programme.
This guide is brought to you by the Department of Community Safety.
The booklet assists in:
The Western Cape Department of Community Safety aims to create awareness around safety of women in our communities this August with the theme of “Women Persist – Men Resist”.
Working with victims of abuse and violence
The Department of Community Safety invites suitably qualified and registered Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) to submit business plans to assist the Department of Community Safety in executing its Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).
Organisations with the following criteria are invited to submit business plans that indicates clearly their ability, capacity and staffing arrangements to meet the requirements in 3 a, b and c below: