News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Youth Safety Ambassador Camp Sets the Pace

16 December 2010

The Department of Community Safety has this week launched an inaugural Youth Safety Ambassador Camp at Potberg Training Centre at De Hoop Nature Reserve in Bredasdorp. Read More

The Western Cape is Ready for a Safer Summer

5 December 2010

The Western Cape Provincial Government takes the safety of its citizens very seriously, and to this effect we have a transversal approach to safety in this province. Read More

Results of Weekend Alcohol Blitz Roadblocks

4 December 2010

This past weekend saw our law enforcement officers, work round the clock manning various roadblocks throughout the Western Cape. Read More

MEC Fritz: Update on Hijacking and Murder

16 November 2010

Since my announcement yesterday that police have arrested a suspect in connection with the hijacking and murder of Anni Dewani, I am pleased that they have now charged the suspect. Read More

Thirty Seven Drivers Caught Driving Drunk

14 November 2010

Provincial Traffic stopped three thousand, five hundred and twenty-nine (3529) vehicles in weekend operations, and screened one thousand, one hundred and sixty-five (1165) drivers for alcohol abuse. Read More

Khayelitsha Anarchy Disguised as Service Delivery Protest

12 November 2010

I have just returned from a visit to Khayelitsha earlier today. The recent spate of public violence outbreaks in the area is of great concern to me. Read More

Drunks and Druggies Caught in Safely Home Operations

7 November 2010

Provincial Traffic stopped more than three thousand (3000) vehicles in weekend operations, and screened nine hundred (900) drivers for alcohol abuse. Read More

Thirty Eight Drunk Drivers Arrested in 'Safely Home' Operations

31 October 2010

During operations over the weekend two thousand two hundred and eight-seven (2287) motorists were stopped at Provincial Traffic integrated roadblocks. Read More

Peace in Hanover Park

29 October 2010

I have today been informed that the community of Hanover Park, through the Community Policing Forum, has had very successful peace talks with rival gangs in the area. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Fritz to Deliver Keynote Address at Chrysalis Academy Graduation

28 October 2010

Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will tomorrow deliver the keynote address at the Chrysalis Academy Graduation Ceremony in Tokai. Read More

Media Alert: Community Safety MEC to Hold Public Meeting in Atlantis

26 October 2010

Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will tomorrow hold a public meeting in Atlantis.This meeting is an opportunity for the Minister to engage directly with the community, in an attempt to address their safety and security... Read More

Safely Home Operations Arrest Truck Driver with Twenty Nine Bags of Dagga on Route to Cape Town

16 October 2010

Provincial traffic stopped a truck coming from Eastern Cape Province on route to Cape Town, in the early hours of Sunday (17/10/2010). Read More

Until We Change Driver Behaviour, Road Fatalities will Continue

15 October 2010

In the early hours of this morning, eleven (11) people lost their lives in a head-on collision between two (2) minibus taxis. The tragic accident happened between Laingsburg and Beaufort West when a driver took a reckless decision to overtake in the... Read More

Media Alert: Community Safety MEC Hands Over New Cars to Provincial Traffic Officers

13 October 2010

Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz will tomorrow hand over the first batch of Provincial Traffic Law Enforcement vehicles to officers at the Gene Louw Traffic College in Brackenfell. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Fritz Takes Danny Cat to School

11 October 2010

Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz will tomorrow visit Springdale Primary School in Mitchell's Plain, along with Danny Cat. Read More

Provincial Traffic Screens Over a Thousand Drivers for Alcohol Over Weekend Operations

10 October 2010

During a "Safely Home" operation, Provincial Traffic arrested twenty-two (22) drunk drivers, one (1) drunk pedestrian, four (4) persons for having drugs in their possession, one (1) motorist for having a fraudulent driving licence, one (1) motorist... Read More

Safely Home: No Mercy for Dishonest Drivers

7 October 2010

Today, I was present at a joint road safety operation, between the City of Cape Town and Provincial Traffic Law Enforcement Officers. Read More

Media Alert: Minister to Visit Integrated Operation to Clamp Down on Unsafe Taxis Transporting Learners

6 October 2010

MEC of Community Safety, Albert Fritz and MEC of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, will tomorrow morning visit an integrated operation between the City of Cape Town Traffic and Provincial Traffic, with the aim to rid our roads of unsafe... Read More

Media Alert: Opening of Final Day of National Road Safety Schools Debate Competition

28 September 2010

Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz will tomorrow open the final day of the National Road Safety Schools Debate Competition which ran from 27 to 30 September. Read More

Provincial Traffic Make Roads Safe for Motorists and Get them 'Safely Home'

25 September 2010

Provincial Traffic Services arrested fifty (50) people over the long weekend for various offences, i.e. Read More