News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Media Release: Make safety number one priority this Easter

17 April 2019

MAKE SAFETY NUMBER ONE PRIORITY THIS EASTER 17 April 2019 I call on all citizens to ensure that they not only focus on their own safety, but also the safety of their family members and broader community, this Easter. Read More

Media Release: Allow SAPS to establish facts on Bellville Police Station fire

16 April 2019

ALLOW SAPS TO ESTABLISH FACTS ON BELLVILLE POLICE STATION FIRE 16 April 2019 Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde has called on the police service to fully investigate the cause of today’s fire at the Bellville Police station. Read More

Media Release:Accreditation of 29 NHW's will strengthen crime fighting efforts

15 April 2019

ACCREDITATION OF 29 NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCHES WILL STRENGTHEN CRIME FIGHTING EFFORTS 15 April 2019 Read More

Protestors Erode Safety, Impact on Schools and Healthcare

12 April 2019

I welcome the arrest of 20 protestors in Lwandle for public violence, and call on the police to bring this same energy to arresting the instigators of yesterday’s Khayelitsha protests. Read More

Minister Winde Calls For Swift Arrest of Known Khayelitsha Protest Instigators

11 April 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, has called for the swift arrest of the instigators of this morning’s protest in Khayelitsha, which erupted in chaos. Read More

State of Urban Safety Report Confirms Need for Drastic Crime Intervention

11 April 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde says the 2018/19 State of Urban Safety in South Africa report is an indictment of SAPS’ response to crime in our province. Read More

341 Murders in March – Emergency Measure Needed

8 April 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde says the Western Cape’s murder rate continues to be alarmingly high, despite the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele claiming that their “interventions are yielding success.” In March 2019, 341 people were... Read More

Winde Encourages Chrysalis Graduates to Embrace Life Changing Opportunity

6 April 2019

Media Release: Winde Encourages Chrysalis Graduates to Embrace Life Changing Opportunity Read More

Media Alert: Invitation to Chrysalis Academy Graduation

5 April 2019

Media are invited to attend the graduation ceremony of 18 CHARLIE on Saturday, 6 April 2019, at the Chrysalis Academy in Tokai. The Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde will deliver the keynote address. Read More

The new kid in the Neighbourhood - The NHW Brand

5 April 2019

The Neighbourhood Watch Volunteerism Campaign is the result of the call by Minister Alan Winde for the professionalisation of the NHW Accreditation and Support Programme in order to enhance the image of the programme and reinforce safety messages... Read More

Media Release: Winde calls for calm following deaths at Caledon protests

4 April 2019

I am angered by reports of 2 deaths and 1 injury as a result of protest action which took place in Caledon this morning. My thoughts are with the families of the victims in this devastating time. Read More

Media Release: No Evidence of Action against Illegal Shebeens

3 April 2019

No Evidence of Action against Illegal Shebeens: Cele’s Instruction to SAPS Falls Flat Read More

Media Release: Arrest Taxi Violence Perpetrators

2 April 2019

Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, has called on the police to make swift arrests following yesterday’s taxi violence in which four people were gunned down at an unofficial rank in Hout Bay. Read More

NHW Volunteerism Campaign to Encourage Wider Community Participation

28 March 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde says, today’s launch of the Neighbourhood Watch Volunteerism campaign (NHWVC), will encourage greater participation in residents keeping their communities safe. Read More

First Recipient of Reward For Reporting Illegal Firearm Donates Funding To NHW

27 March 2019

Media Release: First Recipient of Reward For Reporting Illegal Firearm Donates Funding To NHW Read More

Media Alert: Launch of Neighbourhood Watch Volunteersim Campaign

27 March 2019

Tomorrow, 28 March 2019, Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde will launch the Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) Volunteerism campaign at the River Club, Observatory. Read More

Media Release: Western Cape Community Safety Budget To Address SAPS Failures

26 March 2019

Today, Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde tabled the Department’s 2019/20 budget in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. Read More

Media Release: Minister Bheki Cele Agrees SAPS Western Cape is Failing Residents

22 March 2019

Provincial Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, says he is pleased that the national Minister of Police, Bheki Cele has agreed to establish a specialised team to intervene in systemic SAPS’ failures, amongst others, to fully present case... Read More

Media Release: High Levels of Absenteeism Reported At Various SAPS Stations

19 March 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, says he is concerned by reports of high level absenteeism amongst police officers in the Western Cape. This comes after officers threatened to embark on a go slow strike last week. Read More

Three Months, More Deaths: Cele Takes No Action to Fix Police Resourcing

19 March 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, says that three months after his bruising court loss on how police officers are allocated, the national Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, has yet to take any corrective action. Read More