News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Hanover Park Shooting: Specialised Approach by SAPS Needed

30 October 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety Read More

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

30 October 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety Integrated Safely Home operations by Provincial Traffic, Municipal Traffic and SAPS saw 3 968 vehicles stopped this weekend at 24 alcohol blitz roadblocks in the province. Read More

Alcohol Blitz Roadblocks: 29 Arrests This Weekend

23 October 2011

Twenty-four integrated Safely Home roadblocks were conducted across the Western Cape this weekend, and a total of 3 695 vehicles were stopped as part of the Provincial Government's Safely Home campaign. Read More

Media Alert: Increasing Safety in Khayelitsha - Safety Summit

19 October 2011

On Friday, 21 October, Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will be hosting a Safety Summit in Khayelitsha. Representatives from the Criminal Justice System will be present, as well as representatives from various community organisations and... Read More

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

16 October 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety Read More

CeaseFire Project Training with Chicago Experts Set to Begin

10 October 2011

Joint Media Statement by Minister Plato and City of Cape Town Mayco Member JP Smith Read More

Media Alert: CeaseFire Project Presentation

10 October 2011

On Wednesday, 12 October 2011, delegates from CeaseFire Chicago will do a full presentation on the CeaseFire Project to government officials from the City of Cape Town and the Provincial Government of the Western Cape (Cape Town Civic Centre) and to... Read More

Criminal Justice System in Khayelitsha Must be Strengthened

4 October 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community SafetyA memorandum received by my office yesterday highlights the need to urgently address the failures of the criminal justice system in Khayelitsha and for increasing safety in the township. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Plato to Engage with Hanover Park Community at Public Meeting

3 October 2011

On Tuesday, 4 October 2011, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will address the community of Hanover Park at a public meeting organised by the local Community Police Forum (CPF). Read More

Media Alert: Minister Plato to Assist Community Leaders in Kalksteenfontein

2 October 2011

Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will tomorrow (Tuesday) assist community leaders of Kalksteenfontein with their school holiday feeding programme. Read More

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

2 October 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community SafetyApproximately 2 863 vehicles were stopped at Safely Home alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape this weekend. Read More