News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Blackheath Taxi Driver Arrested after being Discharged from Kuilsriver Hospital

28 August 2010

As Western Cape Minister of Community Safety I can implement several law enforcement measures to ensure safety on our roads, but I cannot police the desire of some people to break the law. Read More

Another 68 Drunk Drivers Arrested over Weekend by Provincial Traffic

27 August 2010

Provincial Traffic had 24 "Safely Home" roadblocks over the weekend. The objective of these roadblocks was to reduce road fatalities throughout the province over weekends. Read More

Provincial Traffic Gets Many Road Users Safely Home by Arresting Twenty Nine Drunk Drives

21 August 2010

Twenty nine (29) drunk drivers were taken in time out of the road environment before they could cause any accidents. Provincial Traffic Chief Director, Mr Kenny Africa is passionate about preventing road users' blood from being shed on the roads. Read More

Appointment of New Police Commissioner Will be a Thorough Consultative Process

18 August 2010

It has come to my attention through various newspaper reports today that there is widespread speculation about the successor to Western Cape Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Mzwandile Petros, who was yesterday officially transferred to Gauteng. Read More

Road Construction Work on N7 between Malmesbury and Piketberg

17 August 2010

For the past eleven months the West Coast has experienced a total of three thousand one hundred and sixty five (3165) accidents. According to research ninety five percent (95%) of all traffic accidents are preceded by a traffic contravention and... Read More

Western Cape to Get a New Police Commissioner

17 August 2010

Today I have officially been informed by the National Police Commissioner, General Bheki Cele that Provincial Police Commissioner Mzwandile Petros has been transferred with immediate effect and will take up his new position as Provincial... Read More

Accurate Crime Stats are Needed for Effective Service Delivery

16 August 2010

As the Minister of the Community Safety it is my constitutional duty to ensure that the people of the Western Cape receive a proper and professional service from the South African Police Service (SAPS). Read More

Fifty Five Drunk Drivers Arrested Over Weekend During Provincial Traffic 'Safely Home' Operation

14 August 2010

Due to increased law enforcement efforts Provincial Traffic Services manage to get fifty five (55) drunk drivers safely off the road, we also arrested a motorist for having twenty five (25) mandrax tablets in his possession, and a motorist for... Read More

Thirty Five Arrested Over Weekend During Provincial 'Safely Home' Operations

8 August 2010

Provincial Traffic Services arrested thirty one (31) drunk drivers, two (2) drivers for overloading their goods vehicles and two (2) persons for the possession of dagga, during operations over the past long weekend.During operations: Read More