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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

IPID to investigate Bellville SASSA office SAPS POPs deployment

24 February 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the response received from the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) noting that they will investigate the heinous actions of the SAPS POPs deployment to the SASSA Bellville... Read More

Quarterly crime statistics: MEC Fritz says more must be done to reduce crime

22 February 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is deeply concerned that murders in the Western Cape have increased by 11.2% compared to the previous quarter for the period of October to December 2020. Read More

MEC Fritz thanks Lt Gen Mokgabudi; Welcomes Act.Provincial Commissioner Patekile

18 February 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that Lieutenant General Yolisa Mogkabudi (née Matakata), will be stepping down from her role as the Western Cape’s Provincial Commissioner. Read More

Minister Albert Fritz: SOPA Debate Speech

18 February 2021

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier and Cabinet Colleagues, Honourable Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Members of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament, Community of Genadendal, Special Guests, NGOs and community leaders, Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes LEAP arrests of armed robbers in Hanover Park

16 February 2021

Minister Fritz welcomes LEAP arrests of armed robbers in Hanover Park & successful recovery of stolen goods Read More

Minister Fritz to raise DNA backlog at Forensic Science Laboratory at MinMec

12 February 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will raise the backlog in processing of DNA at the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) at the next Minister and Member of Executive Councils Meeting (MinMec). Read More

Minister Fritz to request IPID to investigate SAPS POPs deployment to SASSA

11 February 2021

Minister Fritz to request IPID to investigate SAPS POPs deployment to SASSA Bellville office, use of water cannon Read More

WCLA resumes routine inspections after lifting of the alcohol ban

9 February 2021

WCLA resumes routine inspections after lifting of the alcohol ban, attends to 362 complaints since 27 March Read More

Thank you, Khayelitsha, for playing your part in stopping the spread of Covid-19

8 February 2021

“Thank you, Khayelitsha, for playing your part in stopping the spread of Covid-19” Read More

“We need to address SAPS’ backlog in processing DNA”

8 February 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes with grave concern the backlogs in processing of DNA by SAPS’ Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) and the pressure it places on policing service delivery, particularly in finalising rape cases. Read More

Minister Fritz to approach Minister Cele and National Police Commissioner

3 February 2021

Minister Fritz to approach Minister Cele and National Police Commissioner regarding poor report on POP deployment at SASSA office Read More

MEC Fritz welcomes lifting of alcohol ban; Residents should drink responsibly

2 February 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the announcement made by President Cyril Ramaphosa during last night’s address that the prohibition on the sale of alcohol has been lifted. Read More

MEC Fritz condemns Khayelitsha, Ravensmead & Delft shootings, residence report!

1 February 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns in the strongest terms the reported shootings over the past weekend, which resulted in numerous fatalities. Read More

Minister Fritz calls on province to make use of the WCPO

29 January 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls on residents to make use of the Western Cape Police Ombudsman’s (WCPO) services for the purposes of reporting policing inefficiencies and a breakdown in trust between communities and their... Read More

WCLA Update: Minister Fritz supports call for lifting of ban on sale of alcohol

27 January 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, echoes Premier Alan Winde’s call to relax the restrictions placed on the liquor industry, noting the severe economic pressure being experienced and the impact that this will have on job creation. Read More

Minister Fritz calls on accredited NHWs to obtain permits to patrol

21 January 2021

Minister Fritz calls on accredited neighbourhood watches to obtain permits to patrol Read More

Minister Fritz condemns assault by SAPS members in Worcester

20 January 2021

Minister Fritz condemns assault by SAPS members in Worcester; welcomes investigation into matter   Read More

Minister Fritz condemns robbery of Retreat CHC

19 January 2021

Minister Fritz condemns robbery of Retreat CHC, outlines strategy to improve hospital safety Read More

Minister Bheki Cele needs to focus on fighting violent crime

6 January 2021

Minister Bheki Cele has been on a power trip across the Western Cape this week, demonstrating a single-minded obsession with beaches. Read More

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