Media Alert: Premier to open workshop on policing needs in Khayelitsha | Western Cape Government


Media Alert: Premier to open workshop on policing needs in Khayelitsha

13 August 2015

Tomorrow, 14 August 2015, Premier Helen Zille will attend the Khayelitsha Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) consultation workshop.

PNP meetings – facilitated by the Department of Community Safety – are held annually to consult communities on a “bottom-up” mandate for their unique policing and safety needs.

The workshop will result in a practical and implementable safety plan. In the case of this community, the plan will align with the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry’s 20 recommendations.

They are open to the whole community and also attended by various stakeholders, including the 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.

This particular workshop is critical as it will also provide an opportunity to assess community perceptions of safety since the Commission of Inquiry finalised its report one year ago this month.

Tomorrow, Premier Zille will deliver an opening address on day 1 of the workshop.

All media are welcome to attend.


Date:              Friday, 14 August 2015
Time:              09:00
Venue:           Andile Msizi Recreation Centre, Khayelitsha (Corner Sigwele Avenue & Bangiso Drive, Victoria Merge, Khayelitsha)

Media Enquiries: 

Michael Mpofu
Spokesperson for Premier Helen Zille

Cell: 071 564 5427
Tel: 021 483 4584