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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Twenty Six Arrested Over the Weekend During Provincial Traffic 'Safely Home' Operations

18 September 2010

Provincial Traffic Services arrested twenty five (25) drunk drivers, one (1) person for the possession of drugs, during operations over the past weekend.During these operations: Read More

Cooperative Law Enforcement Planned in the Wake of Another Fatal Accident

17 September 2010

Following yet another tragic accident on the N1 stretch between Laingsburg and Beaufort West early this morning, Provincial Traffic will be re-visiting operational plans for this treacherous stretch of road. Read More

Provincial Traffic Declares War on Unsafe School Transport

15 September 2010

Following the recent tragic accident where ten (10) young learners lost their lives while being transported to school, Western Cape Provincial Traffic has increased law enforcement operations in an attempt to prevent a repeat of this tragedy. Read More

Thirty-Seven Drivers Arrested by Provincial Traffic over Weekend for Drunk Driving

4 September 2010

Provincial Traffic had twenty four (24) "Safely Home" campaign roadblocks during the past weekend. Read More

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

Fifty Six Drivers Arrested Over Weekend for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

31 July 2010

Provincial Traffic Services had several "Safely Home" roadblocks during the past weekend. The focus areas of these "Safely Home" roadblocks were, to monitor drivers driving under the influence. Read More

Forty Two Drivers Arrested Over Weekend for Driving under the Influence of Alocohol

24 July 2010

Provincial Traffic Services had twenty two (22) "Safely Home" roadblocks during the past weekend. The focus areas of these "Safely Home" roadblocks were, to monitor drivers driving under the influence of alcohol and to check for vehicle... Read More

Police Brutality has No Place in the Western Cape

12 July 2010

The latest incident involving the assault of a civilian by police officers in Durbanville yesterday, once again re-iterates the need for civilian oversight, and in this regard, I strongly condemn the behaviour of the officers concerned. Read More

MEC backs Cape Flats Learners in Preparation for the Job Market

11 July 2010

Today I visited the Vrygrond Community Centre, where the Department of Community Safety in conjunction with Etafeni (a community development organisation) is working with unemployed youth from the Vrygrond community and surrounds, to empower and... Read More

Traffic Authorities Act Swiftly to Avoid another Bus Accident

1 July 2010

Proactive behaviour on the part of traffic authorities has today led to another SA Roadlink bus driver being arrested on charges of reckless and negligent driving. Read More

Traffic Law Enforcement Out in Full Force

12 June 2010

The first weekend of the 2010 World Cup soccer tournament saw an increase in traffic on Western Cape roads with law enforcement authorities out in full force to clamp down on those breaking the law.  Read More

Media Invitation to Join MEC Max at Safely Home Checkpiont

7 June 2010

The media is invited to join Western Cape Community Safety MEC, Lennit Max, and law enforcement officials from provincial traffic, local traffic and South African Police Services (SAPS) at a Safely Home checkpoint on the N1 near Worcester at 1pm... Read More