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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

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

Minister Fritz calls on SAPS to strengthen police reservists

6 November 2019

At the end of last year, the Western Cape Police Ombudsman concluded a report on the “Concerning decline in the number of SAPS police reservists in the Western Cape”. This followed a complaint lodged by then Chairperson of th Read More

We need to improve our Cybersecurity Culture

5 November 2019

LETTER BY CAYLA MURRAY SPOKESPERSON FOR THE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY, ALBERT FRITZ Read More

Minister calls on Provincial Commissioner to give CPF elections the green light

4 November 2019

Minister Fritz calls on Provincial Commissioner to give CPF elections the green light Read More

Minister Fritz meets with Old Mutual to partner on safety solutions

1 November 2019

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, delivered the keynote address on the impact of crime on business at Old Mutual, Pinelands, at a collaborative stakeholder engagement breakfast. Read More

Minister Fritz to report political interference to Public Protector

31 October 2019

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will hold a press briefing outside the office of the Public Protector before delivering an affidavit to report political interference in the process of appointing a Provincial Commissioner. Read More

Minister Fritz to meet with Old Mutual on safety solutions

31 October 2019

Tomorrow, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will deliver the keynote speech at a collaborative stakeholder engagement breakfast at Old Mutual. The Focus of the event will be on how crime affects safety, and creating strategic... Read More

Minister Fritz reports political interference to Public Protector

31 October 2019

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, delivered an affidavit to the Office of the Public Protector alleging possible political interference in the recruitment process of the Western Cape Provincial Commissioner of Police.  Read More

Minister Fritz calls for innovative use of technology to prevent prison crime

29 October 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns in the strongest terms an attempt of drug smuggling at Voorberg Prison in Porterville, Stellenbosch, on Saturday. Read More

SAPS must work with and support local neighbourhood watch structures

24 October 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is calling on the South African Police Service to work more closely with local Neighbourhood Watch (NHW Read More

Year-on-year decrease in conviction of kidnappers a threat to safety

22 October 2019

On 13 September 2019, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, received a written question from Member of Provincial Legislature, Mireille Wenger, on the number of kidnappings recorded, which included children. Read More

Minister Fritz launches Central Karoo safety forum

22 October 2019

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, launched the Central Karoo District Municipality’s Safety Forum in Prince Albert. This follows the Determination of Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) and safety plan review.  Read More

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