News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Western Cape Government Working Better Together for a Safer Summer

15 December 2014

The Western Cape Department of Community Safety and Department of Education have school holiday programmes to keep your kids busy and safe during the holiday period. Read More

DoCS, SAPS leads Nyanga march and official closing of 16 Days of Activism

10 December 2014

Today, Wednesday 10 December 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, and the South African Police Service (SAPS) will partner with the community of Nyanga to observe the final day of 16 Days of Activism campaign with a march for... Read More

Minister Plato to Host Final Policing Needs Consultation Meeting in Gugulethu

9 December 2014

Today, 9 December 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will conclude the Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) consultation process when he hosts the final meeting for the Nyanga police cluster in Gugulethu. Read More

Province and SAPS to Lead Marches in Elsies River & Gugulethu

8 December 2014

Today and tomorrow, 8 - 9 December 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, and the South African Police Service (SAPS) will march with the communities of Elsies River and Gugulethu as part of the 16 Days of Activism campaign for... Read More

Khayelitsha youth soccer tournament & Lwandle Men’s march Against Violence

5 December 2014

This weekend, the 16 Days of Activism campaign for No Violence Against Women and Children continues with activities across the metro. Read More

DoCS, SAPS leads early morning awareness drive at Cape Town Station

4 December 2014

Tomorrow, 5 December 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, and the South African Police Service (SAPS) will take the 16 Days of Activism campaign for No Violence Against Women and Children, to the Cape Town Station, raising... Read More

DoCS and SAPS Raises abuse awareness at Bellville and Cape Town Station

4 December 2014

Tomorrow and Friday, 4 – 5 December 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, the South African Police Service (SAPS) and community members will take a public stand against violence and abuse. Read More

Police Ombudsman Regulations Gazetted for Public Comment

3 December 2014

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community SafetyThe draft regulations pertaining to the work of the Western Cape Provincial Police Ombudsman was published in the provincial gazette for comments (Provincial Gazette 7337) on 2... Read More

Policing Needs and Priorities Meeting for the Cape Town Central Police Cluster

3 December 2014

Today, 3 December 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will host the Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) consultation processes for the Cape Town Central police cluster. Read More

Community march for Safety in Mfuleni, Delft, Hanover Park and Manenberg

1 December 2014

This week, Monday 1 December – Wednesday 3 December 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the respective communities will take a public stand against violence and abuse. Read More

Community march for Safety in Kraaifontein, Tafelsig and Beacon Valley

28 November 2014

This weekend, Friday and Saturday 28 – 29 November 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the respective communities will take a public stand against violence and abuse. Read More

Minister Plato to host Garden Route PNP Public Meetings

26 November 2014

Today and tomorrow, 26 - 27 November 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will host the Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) consultation processes for the various police clusters in and around Mossel Bay and Knysna. Read More

Minister Plato to host Garden Route PNP Public Meetings

26 November 2014

Today and tomorrow, 26 - 27 November 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will host the Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) consultation processes for the various police clusters in and around Mossel Bay and Knysna. Read More

Minister Plato to host Garden Route PNP Public Meetings

26 November 2014

Today and tomorrow, 26 - 27 November 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will host the Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) consultation processes for the various police clusters in and around Mossel Bay and Knysna. Read More

Western Cape Government and SAPS Take a Stand During 16 Days of Activism

20 November 2014

Joint Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, and Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Read More

Minister Plato Condemns Delft Mob Violence Incident

19 November 2014

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community SafetyI condemn in the strongest possible manner the mob violence incident in which a suspected thief was allegedly stoned, beaten and brutally attacked with whips and pliers in Delft last... Read More

Breaking down ‘culture’ of Gangs and Drugs requires Whole-of-Society

13 November 2014

Media Release by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community SafetyThe Western Cape has a serious gang and drug problem. Read More

DoCS, SAPS and IEC sign CPF Election Partnership

12 November 2014

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

IEC to partner with DoCS and SAPS to Professionalise CPF Elections

12 November 2014

Today, 12 November 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC’s) Western Cape Provincial Electoral Officer, Reverend Courtney Sampson, and the South African Police Service (SAPS) will sign... Read More

IEC to partner with DoCS and SAPS to Professionalise CPF Elections

11 November 2014

Tomorrow, 12 November 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC’s) Western Cape Provincial Electoral Officer, Reverend Courtney Sampson, and the South African Police Service (SAPS) will... Read More