News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Specialised Units or yet another fly-by-night gimmick?

9 October 2018

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety There are serious questions surrounding Police Minister Bheki Cele’s latest promise of an apparent new Anti-Gang Unit to be launched on the Cape Flats on 1 November 2018. Read More

Statement by MEC Plato - Train arson – R100 000 still available to get culprits

1 October 2018

Train arson – R100 000 still available to get culprits behind bars Last week’s train arson attacks across Cape Town damaged six coaches in three different incidents. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Plato launches Khayelitsha Walking Bus initiative

20 September 2018

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato launches Khayelitsha Walking Bus initiative Read More

Media Alert:MEC Plato accompanies new Police Ombudsman taking his Oath of Office

19 September 2018

Media Alert: Minister Plato to accompany new Police Ombudsman taking his Oath of Office. Read More

Statement by Minister Dan Plato -Mr Parker kidnapping – SAPS’ assurance required

18 September 2018

Mr Parker kidnapping – SAPS’ assurance required Release: Immediate I am greatly relieved that Mr Liyaqat Parker has been safely returned to his family, following his kidnapping of more than two months ago in early July 2018. Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato launches Parkwood Walking Bus initiative

13 September 2018

Tomorrow, Friday 14 September 2018, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will launch a new Walking Bus initiative in Parkwood. Read More

Statement by Minister Dan Plato - Crime Statistics 2018

11 September 2018

Crime Stats 2018 – 83% of South Africa’s gang related murder occurs in the Western Cape Date: 11September 2018 Release: Immediate Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato launches Grabouw Walking Bus initiative

10 September 2018

Tomorrow, Tuesday 11 September 2018, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will launch a new Walking Bus initiative in Grabouw. Read More

MEDIA ALERT:Minister Plato concludes Women’s Month safety campaign in Bredasdorp

28 August 2018

This afternoon, Tuesday 28 August 2018, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will be concluding the Department of Community Safety’s special Women’s Month safety outreach campaign in Bredasdorp. Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato hosts Women’s Month safety outreach in Gugulethu

27 August 2018

This afternoon, Monday 27 August 2018, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will be hosting the Department of Community Safety’s penultimate special Women’s Month safety outreach in Gugulethu. Read More

MEDIA ALERT: MEC Plato continues Women’s Month safety outreach in Elsies River

22 August 2018

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato continues Women’s Month safety outreach in Elsies River Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato hosts Women’s Month outreach in Worcester

21 August 2018

This afternoon, Tuesday 21 August 2018, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will be hosting the Department of Community Safety’s special Women’s Month safety outreach in Worcester. Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato continues Women’s Month campaign in Delft

20 August 2018

This afternoon, Monday 20 August 2018, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will be hosting the Department of Community Safety’s special Women’s Month safety outreaches in Delft. Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato continues Women’s Month campaign in Nyanga

15 August 2018

This afternoon, Wednesday 15 August 2018, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will be hosting the Department of Community Safety’s special Women’s Month safety outreaches in Nyanga. Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato takes Women’s Month campaign to Lavender Hill

13 August 2018

This afternoon, Monday 13 August 2018, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will be hosting the Department of Community Safety’s special Women’s Month safety outreaches in Lavender Hill. Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato takes Women’s Month campaign to Mitchells Plain

8 August 2018

This afternoon, Wednesday 8 August 2018, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will be hosting the Department of Community Safety’s special Women’s Month safety outreaches in Beacon Valley, Mitchells Plain. Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato launches Women’s Month campaign in Hanover Park

6 August 2018

This afternoon, Monday 6 August 2018, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will be launching the Department of Community Safety’s special Women’s Month safety outreaches in Hanover Park. Read More

SHAWCO and DOCS bring wellness to Gugulethu

28 July 2018

During the July centenary celebration of the birth of world icon, Nelson Mandela, people partook in a global campaign of charitable acts, in honour of the former head-of-state, his principles and visions of unison and inclusion. Read More

Statement by MEC Plato, Possibility of National Firearms Amnesty period welcomed

25 July 2018

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Possibility of National Firearms Amnesty period welcomed Date: 25 July 2018 Release: Immediate Read More

Statement by MEC Dan Plato - Murder of Knysna councillor condemned

24 July 2018

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Murder of Knysna councillor condemned Date: 24 July 2018 Release: Immediate Read More