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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

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

Minister Plato: Misconduct by School Safety Volunteers Will Not be Tolerated

26 September 2011

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

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

25 September 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community SafetyA staggering 4 005 vehicles were stopped this weekend at Safely Home alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Plato to Patrol Crime Hotspots with Delft Neighbourhood Watches

22 September 2011

Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will accompany the members of Delft neighbourhood watches when they patrol crime hotspots in the area. They will be joined on patrol by SAPS and Metro Police. Read More

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

20 September 2011

Tomorrow night (Thursday), 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

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

18 September 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community SafetyThe integrated Safely Home operations of Provincial Traffic, Municipal Traffic and SAPS this weekend saw a total of 3 250 vehicles stopped at alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province. Read More

Twenty-Five (25) Drunk Drivers Arrested Over the Weekend

13 September 2011

Provincial traffic arrested twenty-five (25) drunk drivers over weekend during operations across the province. We had twenty-four (24) roadblocks across the province at different locations in order to enforce the law, but also to inspire voluntary... Read More

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

11 September 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community SafetyA total of 3 536 vehicles were stopped at Safely Home alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape this weekend. Read More

Western Cape Government Calls for the Reinstatement of Specialised Units

7 September 2011

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

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

28 August 2011

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

Table Mountain Forum to Host Second Safe Mountain Day on Sunday

25 August 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community SafetyA united stand through strong partnerships is the only way to make our mountain safer for all to enjoy. Read More

Minister Plato Lauds Police for Swift Response to Mugging on Table Mountain Chain

21 August 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community SafetyI commend the police for their rapid response time following this weekend's mugging on the Table Mountain Chain and I am pleased that an immediate alert was communicated to the public... Read More

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