Minister Plato opens Overberg PNP consultation | Western Cape Government


Minister Plato opens Overberg PNP consultation

27 May 2016

Today, Friday, 27 May 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety will open the Overberg leg of the Policing Needs and Priorities determination consultation sessions.

The annual determination of the policing needs and priorities in the province will see the Department of Community Safety hold public consultation sessions for each of the 16 police clusters between May and October this year.

The engagements will take the format of a two-day consultative workshop and will include representatives of the South African Police Service (SAPS), Municipalities, Community Police Forums (CPFs), Community Safety Forums (CSF), non-governmental organisations, community based organisations, faith based organisations, Neighbourhood Watches (NHW), and other local safety stakeholders.

A key feature of the 2016/17 PNP process will be the extensive training provided to Neighbourhood Watches and Community Policing Forums – the pulse of citizen-led safety interventions in our communities.

This weekend, the communities of Bredasdorp, Caledon, Gans Bay, Genadendal, Grabouw, Hermanus, Kleinmond, Napier, Riviersonderend, Stanford, Struisbaai and

Villiersdorp have the opportunity to determine their policing needs and priorities and to contribute to the Safety Plan, as a safety blueprint for communities which provides a shared ownership, responsibility and accountability to safety.

Additional information on the PNP process, schedule of consultation sessions and past reports are available here:


There will be an opportunity for photographs and interviews.


Note: All media are invited

Details: PNP: Safety Feedback, PNP Determination and review of Safety Plan
Friday, 27 May 2016
Time: 08:30 – 16:00 – Minister Plato’s opening address at 09:15
Venue: Hermanus Banquet Hall, Harmony Lane, Hermanus

Details: PNP: Workshopping NHW and CPF partnerships, EPP support and CSA
Saturday, 28 May 2016
Time: 08:30 – 16:00
Venue: Hermanus Banquet Hall, Harmony Lane, Hermanus

Media Enquiries: 

Ewald Botha
Spokesperson for Minister Plato
Cell: 079 694 1113