News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Media Alert: Minister Plato to Show Support for Calypso Beach Cricket Youth Event

13 December 2012

On Thursday, 13 December 2012, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will join the Sporting Chance organisation at Muizenberg beach to show his support for the annual Calypso Beach Cricket youth event. Read More

2012/2013 Festive Season 'Safely Home’ Road Safety Plan

7 December 2012

Joint Media Release by Western Cape Ministers: Minister Dan Plato, Community Safety, Minister Robin Carlisle, Transport and Minster Theuns Botha from Health. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Plato to Launch ‘Safely Home’ Road Safety Plan for Festive Season

5 December 2012

On Thursday, 6 December 2012, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, together with Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Theuns Botha, Minister of Health, will launch the Safely Home Road Safety Plan for the festive season. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Plato Drives Northlink Bursary Application for Unemployed Youth

13 November 2012

On Wednesday, 14 November, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will be speaking to the unemployed youth of Ottery and surrounding areas, encouraging them to take advantage of bursaries offered by Northlink College campuses for... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Plato to Host Conclusion to Nyanga Safety Summit

2 November 2012

On Saturday 3 November, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will host the conclusion to this year’s Safety Summit in Nyanga. Read More

Ministers Plato and Grant to do Drug Inspection Walkabout on Cape Town Station and Parade

28 October 2012

On Monday, 29 October 2012, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, together with Donald Grant, Western Cape Minister of Education, SAPS officials, Metro Police, and the City Improvement District (CID), will go on a walkabout of the... Read More

Another Police Officer has been Shot and Killed

19 October 2012

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

Minister Plato: Police Killings Condemned

17 October 2012

It is with shock and sadness that I learned this morning that another of our police officers was shot and injured in Belhar. Read More

Minister Plato to Join Neighbourhood Watch Walkabout in Nyanga

28 September 2012

This evening, Friday, 28 September 2012, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will join the Nyanga Neighbourhood Watch on a walkabout through the Nyanga community. Read More

Minister Plato to Release Shadow Crime Report

26 September 2012

On Wednesday, 26 September 2012, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will release the Department of Community Safety’s Shadow Crime Report. Read More

Shadow Crime Report: How Up-to-Date Local Information Can Help Fight Crime

26 September 2012

Year after year, the annual crime statistics released by the South African Police Service (SAPS) are criticised for being reactive, too late and outdated. Read More

Shadow Crime Report: How up-to-date, Local Information can help us Fight Crime

26 September 2012

Year after year the annual crime statistics released by the South African Police Service (SAPS) are criticised for being reactive, too late and out-dated. Read More

Minister Plato to Release Shadow Crime Report

25 September 2012

On Wednesday, 26 September 2012, Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will release the Department of Community Safety’s Shadow Crime Report. Read More

Response to SAPS Annual Crime Stats 2012: Convictions are Key

20 September 2012

What is needed to improve safety in Western Cape is a root and branch overhaul of the Criminal Justice System, which includes proper leadership and management of the SAPS and proper capacity for solid investigations which lead to convictions. Read More

Minister Plato to Attend Langebaan "Blow the Whistle on Crime" Day

6 September 2012

Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will be taking part in Team Langebaan's annual "Blow the Whistle" Safety Awareness Day on 8 September. Read More

Cape Flats Convictions: From Crisis to Catastrophe

4 September 2012

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety The latest information received on the conviction rate crisis of the Cape Flats from the National Government sheds some light on why it appears that the gangsters are acting... Read More

Minister Plato to Address Safety Concerns in the Wesbank Community

29 August 2012

Today, Wednesday, 29 August 2012, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will be speaking to the Wesbank community at the peace tent in the Wesbank area about safety concerns. Read More

Minister Plato to Speak at Wesbank Peace Tent

28 August 2012

Today, Wednesday, 29 August 2012, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will be speaking to the Wesbank community at the peace tent in the Wesbank area about safety concerns. Read More

Minister Plato to Congratulate Best South African Taxi Driver Competition Winners

27 August 2012

On Tuesday, 28 August 2012, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will be handing over minibus taxis to the first- and second-placed winners of the Brandhouse No. 1 Taxi Driver Campaign. Read More

Minister Plato to join the Neighbourhood Watch walkabout in Wesbank

24 August 2012

Today, Friday 24 August 2012, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will join a neighbourhood watch walkabout in the Wesbank area where he will distribute safety information flyers and talk to residents about safety concerns. Read More