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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Minister Fritz calls for responsible alcohol consumption

30 July 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls on citizens of the Western Cape to consume alcohol responsibly as we head into the last weekend of the month. Read More

LEAP Officers confiscate drug stash, searching for suspects

29 July 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, commends the work of LEAP Officers who confiscated a drug stash of 988 whole Mandrax tablets, 22 half Mandrax tablets, an unknown amount of crushed Mandrax, and 0.195kg of tik. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes news of calm in public transport

27 July 2021

Minister Fritz welcomes news of calm in public transport, confiscation of firearm from taxi-driver   Read More

Minister Fritz commends SAPS’ proactive steps to ensure commuter safety

26 July 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, commends the proactive approach taken by the SAPS, supported by the SANDF and other law enforcement agencies, in ensuring the safety of commuters in the greater Cape Town area. Read More

With no incidents of taxi violence overnight MEC Fritz welcomes 76 hours of calm

23 July 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes reports from the South African Police Services that there have been no incidents of taxi-related violence overnight and so far today. Read More

No incidents of taxi related violence overnight and so far today.

21 July 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes reports from the South African Police Services that there have been no incidents of taxi-related violence overnight and so far today. Read More

Minister Fritz thanks Neighbourhood Watches and communities for their assistance

16 July 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety in the Western Cape, Adv. Albert Fritz, thanks neighbourhood watches, community policing forums, private security companies and all community structures and members who have played a role in averting public... Read More

MEC Fritz calls on Neighbourhood Watches to assist in maintaining peace

14 July 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety in the Western Cape, Adv. Albert Fritz, joined Member of the Provincial Legislature, Ricardo McKenzie, and neighbourhood watches in Lentegeur and Woodlands in Mitchells Plain for their morning patrols. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes extension of deadline for submissions

12 July 2021

Minister Fritz welcomes extension of deadline for submissions in Firearms Amendment Bill Read More

Minister Fritz expresses condolences at Gen. Mfazi’s passing

9 July 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety in the Western Cape, Adv. Albert Fritz, expresses shock and sadness at the untimely passing yesterday of the Deputy-National Police Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Sindile Mfazi. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes appointment of new Provincial Commissioner

1 July 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the appointment of the new South African Police Service Provincial Commissioner for the Western Cape, Maj. Gen. Thembisile Patekile.   Read More

Neighbourhood Watches can continue with patrols

30 June 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls on all neighbourhood watches (NHW) accredited with the Department of Community Safety to obtain an Adjusted Level 4 Travel Permit, also known as Form 7; and continue patrols during the current... Read More

MEC Fritz for united show of action for Gugulethu killings

24 June 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls for a united show of action against the perpetrators in the Gugulethu killings which took place last night. By this morning, an eighth victim who was initially injured and rushed to... Read More

Minister Fritz launches another K9 Unit in Hermanus

18 June 2021

Today, under the leadership of Minister Albert Fritz, the Department of Community Safety launched the Overstrand Municipality’s K9 Unit, consisting of six (6) Belgian Malinois dogs  with  six (6) dog handlers at the Grotto Beach & Nautilis Site... Read More

LEAP officers’ brave work showing results

17 June 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expressed his appreciation to LEAP officers for the work that they’re doing in bolstering law enforcement in the Metro and bringing criminals to book. Read More

Department of Community Safety to launch K9 unit in Hermanus

17 June 2021

Department of Community Safety to launch K9 unit in Hermanus, Overstrand Municipality Read More

Minister Albert Fritz meets with family of Sinovuyo Magatya

11 June 2021

The fight against GBV continues: Minister Albert Fritz meets with family of Sinovuyo Magatya Read More

Minister Albert Fritz to meet the family of Sinovuyo Magatya

10 June 2021

Today, 10 June 2021, Minister Albert Fritz will meet Cllr. Thulani Dasa at the Kuyasa Clinic in Khayelitsha. Thereafter the Minister and the Councilor will proceed to the family home of Sinovuyo Magatya, whose body was discovered last week. Read More

MEC Fritz asks WC's Watching Brief Unit to keep close eye on GBV cases

9 June 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expressed his anger and sadness over the death of Constance Ndlebe, 78, whose naked body was found burning by her daughter at the weekend. Read More

Minister Albert Fritz to host Youth Safety Ambassador Programme

9 June 2021

Tomorrow, Thursday 10 June 2021, Minister Albert Fritz will host a Youth Safety Ambassador Programme as part of the Youth Month Programme. Read More

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