News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Responsibility of Your Child Lies with You

23 December 2009

All parents, please be aware that your kid(s) is your responsibility and therefore have the right to be protected and to feel safe says Adv. Max, Minister of Community Safety. Read More

Pedestrian Safety the Responsibility of Pedestrians and Drivers

22 December 2009

Adv. Lennit Max, the Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, expresses his concerns once again due to the number of road accidents and fatalities during the start of the Festive Season.  Read More

No Mercy for Rapists of 12 Year Old

16 December 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, expressed his outrage at the rape of an eleven year old girl from Ladismith in the Southern Cape. The girl was allegedly raped by two males (one a 12 year old). Read More

Zero Tolerance to Offenders After 15 Year Old Crash Taxi

15 December 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, expressed his shock and anger after a taxi, apparently driven by a fifteen year old boy, overturned in Kraaifontein at 08:20 this morning, killing two female passengers and slightly injuring eight... Read More

Traffic Law Enforcement Operations and Accident Statistics

10 December 2009

The school is closing today, 11 December 2009, which will lead to parents and holiday makers going on leave to travel over long distances to visit families and friends. Visitors from all over the country will be entering the Province of the Western... Read More

Enjoy the Festive Season Safely and Responsibly

9 December 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, would like to wish the people of the Western Cape, as well as all visitors, a joyful and safe Festive Season with their loved ones.  Read More

Media Alert: Extracts from MEC Max's Diary for 9-11 December 2009

8 December 2009

Wednesday, 9 December 2009 1. MEC Max speaks at AGM of Athlone Central Improvement DistrictVenue: Minor Hall, Athlone Police Station, AthloneTime: 17:15Thursday, 10 December 2009 Read More

MEC Max Commend Police and Community for Conduct During FIFA 2010 World Cup Draw

6 December 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max has commended the sterling work delivered by the police as well as the exceptional behaviour by the people who attended the recent festivities during the FIFA 2010 World Cup Draw in Cape Town.  Read More

Festive Season Neglect and Abuse of Children Inexcusable - MEC Max

6 December 2009

The Minister for Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, has appealed to parents and caregivers to ensure that their children are well looked after over the festive season.  Read More

Pedestrian Safety is the Responsibility of Pedestrians and Drivers

6 December 2009

The Minister for Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, has warned motorists to be alert at all times to the safety of pedestrians when driving on our roads.  Read More

MEC Max Condemn the Killing of Three Farm Workers in Beaufort West

5 December 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, today reacted with shock on the shooting incident on Saturday when a 37 year old caretaker apparently shot and killed three workers, Mrs. Lena Nuwegeld (85), Mr. Hendrik September (64) and Mr. Read More

Driver Fatigue and Road Offences have a High Price

30 November 2009

The Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, today cautioned against driver fatigue following an accident this morning on the N2 near Albertina in which three passengers in a Opel Corsa vehicle died when they were involved in a... Read More

Shopping Malls Safer for Festive Season with Help of Police and Public

30 November 2009

The Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Max Meets with Mall Management on Safety during Festive Season

29 November 2009

The MEC for Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, will meet with Mall Management (including, Mr. Kevin Roman, Chairperson of the SA Council of Shopping Centres)  Read More

No Excuse for Child Abuse

29 November 2009

Parents who abuse their children will feel the full brunt of the law and will have to account to the courts of South Africa for their cold hearted deeds, says the Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Read More

Police and Communities will not Negotiate with Gangs

26 November 2009

The police and communities will not allow gangs to use neighbourhoods as fields of gang fights and bloodshed, says the Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max.  Read More

Situation in Vrygrond is Under Control

25 November 2009

The situation in the Steenberg and the Vrygrond settlement is of extreme concern for the police as well as the Department of Community Safety, says the Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max.  Read More

Bellville Driver Arrested for Speeding in Beaufort-West

25 November 2009

Provincial Traffic officers arrested a speeding driver in Beaufort West on Monday at 15:00 when he drove his black BMW vehicle at 140km/h in a 60km/h speed zone.  Read More

MEC Max Meet Long Distance Bus and Taxi Owners on Safety of Transport

19 November 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Read More

Media Alert: Neighbourhood Watch Volunteers Graduate in Mitchell's Plain

18 November 2009

The graduation ceremony of 235 neighbourhood watch volunteers from Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha will take place on Saturday. This is part of a joint venture between the Department of Community Safety and the City of Cape Town's Urban Renewal... Read More