News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Minister Plato to Interact with Wesbank Neighbourhood Watch

23 August 2012

On 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

High-Speed Chase Leads to Discovery of Weapons Cache

13 August 2012

Yesterday evening, thanks to the vigilance of Western Cape traffic officials and the Knysna South African Police Service (SAPS), a group of youths were arrested and a stolen cache of weapons confiscated. Read More

Report a Cop, Reward a Cop

25 July 2012

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

Looting of Shops - IPID Asked to Investigate Apparent Lack of Policing

10 July 2012

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

Western Cape's Policing Needs and Priorities Announced

3 July 2012

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

Minister Plato to Release 2011/2012 Western Cape Policing Needs and Priorities

3 July 2012

On Wednesday, 4 July 2012, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will publicly release the 2011/2012 Policing Needs and Priorities Report as compiled by the Western Cape Department of Community Safety. Read More

Minister Plato: Troubled Violent Hubs Top of My List to Investigate

28 June 2012

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

Conviction Crisis: Criminal Justice System is Failing Hanover Park

11 June 2012

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

Minister Plato to Reveal Gang Conviction Rate Crisis

10 June 2012

On Tuesday, 12 June, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will reveal the dire state of conviction rates in one of the Cape's worst gang-affected communities. Read More

Provincial Traffic Services Makes Drug Bust on the R27

6 June 2012

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community SafetyFollowing the arrest yesterday of two individuals for the possession of an estimated 45 kg of marijuana, I would like to congratulate the Provincial Traffic Services for a job... Read More

Minister Plato: Mthethwa's Take on the Bill is Disappointing and Strange

4 June 2012

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community SafetyThe statement released by the National Minister of Police, Nathi Mthethwa, on his opposition to the Western Cape Community Safety Bill is both disappointing and strange. Read More

Alert: Police Complaints Hotline Temporarily Disrupted

31 May 2012

Due to an urgent electrical upgrade of our telecommunications service, the Department of Community Safety's 24/7 police complaints hotline will be out of order from 20:00 on Friday, 1 June, until 08:00 on Monday, 3 June. Read More

Minister Plato Concerned over Unanswered South African Police Service Telephones

27 May 2012

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

Minister Plato to Meet with Communities about Safety Concerns

26 May 2012

On Sunday, 27 May 2012, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will, following last week's meeting with the community of Elsie's River, have a follow-up meeting to discuss safety concerns.Minister Plato will have a similar meeting... Read More

Minister Plato to Meet with Elsie's River Community about Gangsterism and Drug Abuse

17 May 2012

On Sunday, 20 May 2012, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will meet with members of the Elsie's River community to discuss the way forward in addressing gangsterism and drug abuse in the area. Read More

Western Cape Government Endorses the Reinstatement of Specialised Police Units

16 May 2012

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

Minister Plato to Visit Gugulethu Residents to Discuss Safety Concerns

15 May 2012

On Wednesday, 16 May 2012, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will be visiting the Kiki Hostel area in Gugulethu to speak to residents about safety concerns. Read More

Minister Plato to Congratulate Neighbourhood Watch Members at Certificate Handover

13 May 2012

On Monday, 14 May 2012, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, together with the Langebaan Neighbourhood Watch (NHW), will hand over certificates to NHW members who have successfully completed their NHW Training Level 3. Read More

Minister Plato to Meet with Gugulethu Community Regarding Safety Concerns

10 May 2012

On Friday, 11 May 2012, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, together with a number of community structures, will be meeting with the Gugulethu community to discuss crime and safety concerns and ways to improve safety in the area. Read More

One Week Left for Public Comment on the Community Safety Bill

6 May 2012

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

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