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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

MEC Fritz asks citizens to be mindful of alcohol-related harms over this weekend

17 September 2021

As Disaster Management Act regulations have been relaxed to allow alcohol sales on Fridays, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls on citizens to be mindful of alcohol-related harms and to act responsibly as we enter the weekend. Read More

MEC Fritz welcomes reports on visible policing activities driven by the Province

16 September 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes reports on LEAP and Western Cape Liquor Authority enforcement activities, both of which are driven by the provincial government. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes updates on Area-Based Teams activities

15 September 2021

Today, the Minister of Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is elated at update-reports on the establishment of Area-Based Teams (ABT) in identified areas in the Province. The establishment of ABTs in identified areas is a major step forward... Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes training of 250 additional LEAP Officers

13 September 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the training of another 250 LEAP Officers, which starts today. Read More

Minister Fritz demands greater SAPS resources for the Province

7 September 2021

Minister Fritz demands greater SAPS resources for the Province, draws attention to weekend murders Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes arrest in drug bust in Tafelsig, Hanover Park

2 September 2021

On Tuesday, 31 August 2021, LEAP Officers arrested a suspect in Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain, for possession of drugs, in a joint operation with the SAPS. Read More

Minister Fritz hosts YSAP Women’s Leadership Conference

31 August 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will welcome 50 women who are currently serving on the Youth Safety Ambassador Programme (YSAP) from outside of the Metro to a Leadership Conference organized by the Department of Community... Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes the progress being made in the establishment of ABT

30 August 2021

Minister Fritz welcomes the progress being made in the establishment of Area-Based Teams Read More

MEC Fritz welcomes release of crime statistics, notes patterns with concern

23 August 2021

On Friday, 21 August 2021, National Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, presented the crime statistics for the first quarter of the 2021/2022 financial year.  Read More

Police Ombudsman’s systemic investigation into GBV reveals inefficiencies

18 August 2021

An update received from the Office of the Police Ombudsman on its ongoing systemic investigation into SAPS’s handling of GBV cases reveals some concerning inefficiencies that will need to be addressed by the police if we are to successfully tackle... Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes strict sentence for man found guilty of corrective-rape

17 August 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the dismissal by the Western Cape High Court of the appeal of a life-sentence by a man found guilty of raping his neighbour. Read More

Minister Fritz joins women in Delft for a neighbourhood watch walkabout

16 August 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, joined a group of women who are members of Delft neighbourhood watches for a walkabout in Delft, followed by a short programme of presentations and interaction with the ladies. Read More

Minister Fritz commends work of LEAP Officers, suspect arrested

15 August 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, commends the work of LEAP officers involved in a shootout with four suspects while on patrol in Philippi on Thursday, 12 August 2021. Read More

MEC Fritz urges residents to be responsible, as province remains in third wave

13 August 2021

As we approach the weekend, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, asks citizens to respect the law and act responsibly. The healthcare system remains under pressure at the peak of the third wave and needs to be protected so that lives can... Read More

Minister Fritz joins women on walkabout in Tafelsig

10 August 2021

Yesterday, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, joined Ward Councilor Washiela Harris, members of the local SAPS and twenty five women on a walkabout in Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain, as part of an extended programme for Women’s Month. Read More

MEC Fritz calls on citizens to adhere to lockdown regulations this long weekend

6 August 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, appeals to citizens to adhere to lockdown regulations over the coming long weekend as the Western Cape enters its third wave peak. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes deployment of additional LEAP Officers

4 August 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the deployment of additional LEAP Officers to crime-ridden areas on the Cape Flats from tomorrow, 5 August 2021 onwards. Read More

Minister Fritz calls for responsible alcohol consumption

30 July 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls on citizens of the Western Cape to consume alcohol responsibly as we head into the last weekend of the month. Read More

LEAP Officers confiscate drug stash, searching for suspects

29 July 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, commends the work of LEAP Officers who confiscated a drug stash of 988 whole Mandrax tablets, 22 half Mandrax tablets, an unknown amount of crushed Mandrax, and 0.195kg of tik. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes news of calm in public transport

27 July 2021

Minister Fritz welcomes news of calm in public transport, confiscation of firearm from taxi-driver   Read More

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