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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Premier’s Safety Plan is a comprehensive evidence-based strategy

3 December 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, dismisses comments made by Brett Heron MPL during the Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s budget vote today, which seek to undermine the iterative, adaptive and holistic nature of the Premier’s Safety... Read More

Minister Fritz donates bicycles to Rheenendal Neighbourhood Watch

2 December 2019

Yesterday, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, donated 7 bicycles in a handover ceremony to the Rheenendal Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) structure. Minister Fritz calls on all good citizens to support their local NHW structure and ensure... Read More

Minister Fritz condemns stone throwing on N1

2 December 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has condemned in the strongest terms the reported stone-throwing attacks taking place along the N1 highway. Read More

Minister Fritz to donate bicycles to Rheenendal Neighbourhood Watch

29 November 2019

MEDIA ALERT BY ALBERT FRITZ WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY Date: 29 November 2019 Release: immediately Read More

WC Police Ombudsman asked to investigate SAPS failure to stop trains burning

28 November 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has written to Western Cape Police Ombudsman, Mr JJ Brand, requesting an urgent investigation into the Western Cape SAPS inability to resolve the deliberate attack on railway infrastructure in the... Read More

Safety plan needed for off-duty officers

27 November 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns in the strongest terms the shooting of a 42-year-old off-duty detective, Sergeant Thanduxolo Wiseman Stuma, in Delft South this morning. Minister Fritz calls on SAPS in the Western Cape to... Read More

Decline in forensic DNA sampling threatens safety

26 November 2019

On 13 November 2019, the National Assembly’s Portfolio Committee on Police were briefed by the National Forensic Oversight and Ethics Board (DNA Board) on their 2018/19 Annual Report. Read More

We need to go beyond 16 Days of Activism

25 November 2019

Letter by Minister Albert Fritz This year has shown us, through numerous gruesome attacks on women and children, and the robust fightback against it, that there is a need to go ‘Beyond 16 Days of Activism’. Read More

Keeping your home and children safe over the festive break

22 November 2019

For many of us, the festive break is a time to relax and spend our well-deserved break with family and loved ones. Unfortunately, the festive season is also a period where there are an increased number of housebreakings, interpersonal violence and... Read More

Blood sport of dog fighting is criminal

20 November 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has condemned in the strongest terms the reported prevalence of dog-fighting within Ocean View and the Cape Flats communities. Minister Fritz has iterated that the blood sport is both criminal and... Read More

Ministers open new School Kitchen in commemoration of World Children's Day

19 November 2019

In commemoration of World Children’s Day taking place tomorrow, 20 November 2019, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez and the  Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, attended the official opening of... Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes SAPS festive season safety campaign

18 November 2019

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, attended the launch of the Western Cape SAPS’ Safer Festive Season Campaign at the SAPS training academy in Philippi. Read More

Minister Fritz Welcomes Arrest of Suspect in Hess Murder

14 November 2019

PRESS RELEASE BY ALBERT FRITZ WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY Date: 14 November 2019 Release: immediately Read More

Ministerial directives make CPF elections more inclusive

12 November 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls on all Community Police Forums (CPFs) to abide by the ‘Community Policing Forums (CPFs) Annual General Read More

Public Protector to investigate political interference

11 November 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the decision by the Office of Public Protector to investigate alleged political interference in the appointment of a Provincial Police Commissioner in the Western Cape. Read More

Chrysalis Academy and Western Cape Government Take Stand Against GBV

11 November 2019

On Saturday 9 November 2019, the Western Cape Government, through the Western Cape on Wellness (WOW) and the Chrysalis Youth Academy, hosted a walk against gender-based violence. Read More

Join Chrysalis women in walk against gender-based violence

8 November 2019

Join Western Cape on Wellness (WOW) and the Chrysalis Youth Academy tomorrow in their walk against gender-based violence. White ribbons will be handed out on the walk.      Read More

Minister Fritz and Mayors progress on safety plans

8 November 2019

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, hosted a safety engagement with the Executive Mayors of District Municipalities (DMs) at Houw Hoek Inn, Botrivier. Read More

Minister Fritz to meet with mayors on safety plans

7 November 2019

Tomorrow, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will host the quarterly safety engagement with the province’s District Municipality Executive Mayors. The engagement will provide an overview of what safety plans are and of funding spent to... Read More

Minister Fritz and Minister Madikizela condemns attacks on trucks

7 November 2019

The Western Cape Ministers of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela, and Community Safety, Albert Fritz, strongly condemn the looting and attacks on trucks in De Doorns and Worcester this morning. Read More

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