Department of Community Safety hosts NHW Safety Engagement in the Garden Route | Western Cape Government


Department of Community Safety hosts NHW Safety Engagement in the Garden Route

18 November 2022

On Tuesday, 15 November 2022 and Wednesday, 16 November 2022 the Department of Community Safety (DoCS) hosted 66 Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) structures at a NHW safety engagement in George and Mossel Bay respectively.

The programme included presentations by representatives of the Western Cape Police Ombudsman and Western Cape Liquor Authority, the local municipality (George and Mossel Bay) and the South African Police Service.

Three structures received their accreditation certificates, one newly accredited in George and two NHWs were renewed, namely: Denneoord NHW (Renewal - George), Hansmoeskraal Community Forum NHW (Newly accredited – George), and HRF Vigilance NHW (Renewal – Knysna).

This brings the current number of accredited NHW’s in the Western Cape to 550.

The NHW Accreditation and Support Programme aims to provide support to NHW’s to become sustainable and capable safety partners within Government and communities. It also acknowledges and recognises the efforts of accredited NHW’s and their contribution to addressing safety concerns within communities.

Once approved for accreditation, each NHW become eligible for resourcing by means of a starter kit, free training and funding. DoCS supports NHW’s to create a safer community FOR YOU.

Media Enquiries: 

Ishaam Davids
Deputy Director: Communications
Head of Communications
Directorate: Strategic Services and Communication
Department of Community Safety
Office: + 27 (0)21 483 6689
Mobile: + (0) 82 941 9434