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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Western Cape Government condemns burning of train coaches in Retreat

16 January 2020

The Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela and the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemn in the strongest terms the burning of a motor coach last night at Retreat station. Read More

SAPS fails to comply with Domestic Violence Act

13 January 2020

The Department of Community Safety (DoCS) has concluded the Census Project, monitoring the level of compliance of 150 police stations in the province with the Domestic Violence Act (DVA) 116 of 1998 and the SAPS National Instruction 7/1999. Read More

Residents Urged to Submit Comment on Train Arson

10 January 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz has called on the public to submit comments that will aid the Western Cape Police Ombudsman (WCPO), Mr J.J Brand, in completing a Read More

Minister Fritz celebrates Chrysalis’ 20th anniversary

8 January 2020

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, unveiled a banner marking the beginning of Chrysalis Academy’s 20th anniversary. Read More

Minister Fritz to mark chrysalis’ 20th anniversary

7 January 2020

Tomorrow, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will unveil a banner marking the beginning of Chrysalis Academy’s 20th anniversary. Minister Fritz will be joined by Chrysalis CEO, Dr Lucille Meyer, and Chrysalis founder, Mark Wiley. Read More

Western Cape welcomes provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Matakata

6 January 2020

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde and Minister for Community Safety, Albert Fritz met with the new provincial police commissioner Yolisa Matakata today, handing over a copy of the Western Cape Safety Plan and committing to building a supportive and... Read More

Minister Fritz honours long standing service to department

17 December 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, hosted a Long Service Awards Ceremony for officials of the Department of Community Safety who have served for up to 40 years. Read More

Calls for calm following shooting of suspected hard-livings leader

17 December 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes the shooting and death of the suspected Hard-Livings leader Rashied Staggie, 58. Minister Fritz condemns violence in all forms and calls for calm following the shooting. Read More

Minister Fritz honours long standing service to department

12 December 2019

MEDIA ALERT BY ALBERT FRITZ WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY Date: 12 December 2019 Release: immediately Read More

Appointment of the new Western Cape Police Commissioner

12 December 2019

Joint media statement: Premier Alan Winde and Minister of Community Safety Albert Fritz welcome the appointment of the new Western Cape Police Commissioner 12 December 2019 Read More

Youth holiday programmes in the Western Cape begin

10 December 2019

Between 6 December 2019 and 14 January 2020, the Department of Community Safety will host 150 092 youths at its youth holiday programmes through its Youth Safety and Religious Partnership (YSRP) programme. Read More

Up to 20-year prison sentence for train arsonists

9 December 2019

Up to 20-Year Prison Sentence for Train Arsonists Read More

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

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