News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

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

MEC Max Warns on Speeding and Reckless Driving

16 November 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max expresses his concern on the two recent fatal crashes, in Pinelands and Durbanville, which claimed the lives of five young people.  Read More

MEC Max Condemn Assault on Traffic Officers

15 November 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max strongly condemned the assault on two Provincial Traffic officers by a drunken driver and his passengers near Macassar on Sunday afternoon.  Read More

MEC Max Condemn the Killing of Another Child

15 November 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max conveys his condolences to the family of the murdered eight (8) year old Yunus Desai whose body was found near Rocklands, Mitchells Plain on Sunday.  Read More

Community Safety MEC Max attends Long Service Ceremony and Public Participation Meeting

10 November 2009

1. The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. MEC Max, will address 26 employees of the Department, when they will receive their *Long Service certificates during a ceremony on 12 November 2009. (* 26 Community Safety employees with 20 and 30 continuous... Read More

Shooting Incident Claiming the Lives of Woman and Traffic Officer to be Investigated

9 November 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max. Read More

Clampdown on Traffic Offenders, especially Drunk Drivers, to be Maintained

8 November 2009

The Integrated Summer Traffic Law Enforcement Programme is closing the gate on all transgressors of the roads. This clampdown will be maintained throughout the Festive Season, said the MEC for Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Max to Visit Kewtown, Athlone After Gang-Related Violence

4 November 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, will visit several houses in Kewtown, Athlone, on Friday, 6 November 2009. During this visit Max will interact with residents on the recent spate of gang-related shooting in the area and also visit... Read More