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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Minister Fritz to unpack Court Watching Brief report

20 October 2020

Minister Fritz to unpack Court Watching Brief report on cases struck off the court role Read More

Minister Fritz calls for comments on the new Western Cape licensing fee tariffs

20 October 2020

WCLA Update: Minister Fritz calls for comments on the new Western Cape licensing fee tariffs Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes LEAP officers’ successes in restoring calm to the Metro

19 October 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the successes of the Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) law enforcement officers, who have been redeployed, through the Western Cape Safety Plan, to assist the five Areas-Based Teams (ABT... Read More

WCG and COCT officially deploys enforcement contingent to Hanover Park

16 October 2020

A platoon of 58 Learner Law Enforcement Officers (LLEO), seven inspectors and a senior inspector, have officially been deployed in Hanover Park as part of the Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP). Read More

LEAP to be redeployed into 5 Area Based Teams focusing on violence prevention

14 October 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the redeployment of the Law Enforcement Advance Plan (LEAP) Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) deployed through the Western Cape Safety Plan into five established Area Based Teams (ABT) situated... Read More

60 law enforcement officers redeployed to Hanover Park in joint operation

12 October 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the redeployment of 60 additional Law Enforcement Advancement Programme (LEAP) Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) appointed through the Western Cape Safety Plan to quell the latest spate of gang... Read More

Minister Fritz is outraged by spate of mass shootings

9 October 2020

Minister Fritz is outraged by spate of mass shootings in Hanover Park, Joe Slovo and Ravensmead Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes 3 arrests made by LEAP officers

8 October 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the three arrests made by the Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) Learner Law Enforcement Officers (LLEO), deployed through the Western Cape Safety Plan over the past week.  Read More

Minister Fritz launches K9 Unit in Moorreesburg

7 October 2020

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, launched the West Coast District Municipality’s K9 Unit consisting of six dogs and handlers at the Moorreesburg weigh station, along the N7. Read More

WCLA Update: A day in the life of a liquor inspector

6 October 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has investigated 171 cases in which liquor vendors allegedly contravened the National Disaster Risk Management Act’s regulations between 27 March... Read More

Minister Fritz condemns shooting in Hanover Park

5 October 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns in the strongest terms the shooting incident which killed a 28-year-old man and injured seven people who were subsequently taken to hospital. Read More

Department of Community Safety to launch K9 unit in Moorreesburg

5 October 2020

On Wednesday, the Department of Community Safety will launch the newly trained and deployed West Coast District’s K9 unit. The unit has been especially trained to assist law enforcement operations in combating the trade and transportation of illicit... Read More

Minister Fritz condemns shooting of 6 in Site C, Khayelitsha

1 October 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns in the strongest terms the reported shooting which took place yesterday at a home in Solomon Tsuku street in Site C, Khayelitsha at approximately 4pm. Read More

Minister Fritz condemns policing inefficiencies by Muizenberg SAPS

29 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the Western Cape Police Ombudsman’s (WCPO) investigation into allegations of unacceptable behaviour by members of Muizenberg SAPS and calls on members of the public who experience such to come... Read More

WCLA Update: WCLA issues R1 731 220 in fines

28 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that between 27 March 2020 and 25 September 2020, the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has issued R1 731 220 in fines and conducted 168 investigations into liquor vendors who have contravened... Read More

Chrysalis Academy shares Heritage Day message

23 September 2020

Chrysalis Academy shares Heritage Day message and bids farewell to class of 20-ALPHA Read More

Minister Fritz calls on residents to drink responsibly over the long weekend

22 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has conducted 162 investigations into liquor vendors who have contravened the Disaster Risk Management Act’s Regulations. Of the 162 investigations,... Read More

Minister Fritz hosts Khayelitsha COVID-19 prayer service

21 September 2020

Yesterday, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, held a prayer service to remember those whose lives were taken by COVID-19 and to celebrate the extensive number of recoveries in Khayelitsha. Read More

Minister Fritz condemns shooting of police officer in Harare

18 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, unequivocally condemns the shooting and killing of Sergeant Thabile Mapoma (43) who was off-duty when he was killed. Sergeant Mapoma was shot while sitting in his car in his driveway in Cula Street,... Read More

Minister Fritz and KDF to host Khayelitsha prayer service

17 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will host a prayer service, together with the Khayelitsha Development Forum (KDF) this Sunday to remember those who lost their lives to Covid-19, and to celebrate the high number of recoveries. Read More

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