News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Conviction of 16 Gangsters will Make Our Communities Safer

12 December 2013

Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato congratulates police officers, prosecutors and all citizens who played a part in the conviction of 16 alleged gang members in Atlantis. Read More

Minister Plato to Launch 2013 Safely Home Road Safety Plan for Festive Season

4 December 2013

On Thursday, 5 December 2013, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato will launch the 2013 Festive Season Safely Home Road Safety Plan. Read More

Minister Plato to Conclude the 2013 Policing Needs and Priorities Meetings

26 November 2013

Tomorrow, Wednesday, 27 November, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will conclude the annual series of Policing Needs and Priorities meetings with the 25th and final meeting being held in Kraaifontein. Read More

16 Days Campaign - Events Programme

25 November 2013

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

16 Days of Activism - Minister Plato Launches Western Cape Government’s Campaign

23 November 2013

On Saturday, 23 November 2013, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Dan Plato will launch the Western Cape Government’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign in Bredasdord. Read More

Citizens Warned Against Fraudulent Job Ads Using Western Cape Government’s Name

14 November 2013

Statement by Dr Gilbert Lawrence, HOD for Western Cape Department of Community SafetyThe Department of Community Safety was informed that a recruitment company is fraudulently using the Western Cape Government’s name to recruit aspiring Traffic... Read More

Officers Not Following Orders on Gender Separation in Police Cells Must be Disciplined

11 November 2013

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

Department of Community Safety to Fund Youth Safety Programmes Over Festive Season

7 November 2013

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

Senior SAPS Assure Me that Policing Remains Unaffected by Allegations

29 October 2013

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

Provincial Police Commissioner Must Provide Answers to Allegations

28 October 2013

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

Condolences to Families of Police Officers Killed on Duty

17 October 2013

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety I condemn the latest attack on police officers in the Western Cape. These police officers were killed while in the line of duty. Read More

Decrease in SAPS Reservists as Crime Increases

17 October 2013

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety A response by the South African Police Service (SAPS) to a Parliamentary question by Mark Wiley, MPL, shows that the number of reservists used by the SAPS in the Western Cape has... Read More

Free State Receives Specialised Gang Unit, Why Not the Western Cape?

9 October 2013

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety on the absence of a specialised gang unit in the Western Cape. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Dan Plato to Launch Community Safety SMS Info Line

2 October 2013

On Thursday, 3 October 2013, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety will launch the new Community Safety SMS info line. Read More

Invitation to Suppliers To Register on Supplier Database

26 September 2013

The Western Cape Government’s Department of Community Safety will host a series of public information sessions  to encourage and support prospective service providers and suppliers to register on their supplier database. Read More

Top 10 Murder Areas are Worse Than Before – Minister Plato

20 September 2013

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

Western Cape Violent Crimes Up, Police Must Explain

19 September 2013

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

Annual National Crime Statistics Revealed

19 September 2013

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

Communities are Sitting Ducks Without More Regular Crime Statistics

18 September 2013

Media Release by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community SafetyTomorrow, September 19, the National Minister of Police and National Commissioner will be releasing the annual crime statistics. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Dan Plato to Host Religious Leaders Forum in Manenberg

9 September 2013

On Tuesday, 10 September 2013, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will host a large gathering of faith based leaders to facilitate safety partnerships and support youth intervention programmes. Read More