News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Mall Robberies: Police’s Call on Public’s Assistance Proves Fruitful

29 October 2014

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Minister Plato to host Mitchell’s Plain PNP public meeting

27 October 2014

Tomorrow, 28 October 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will host the Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) consultation process for the communities of Mitchell’s Plain and Strandfontein. Read More

Minister Plato Welcomes Minister Nhleko’s Reference Group to Improve SAPS

27 October 2014

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community SafetyI welcome the establishment of a reference group by National Police Minister Nathi Nhleko to investigate and report on the efficiency of the South African Police Service (SAPS)... Read More

Minister Plato Congratulates New members to Chrysalis Academy Board of Trustees

26 October 2014

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community SafetyI am happy to announce the appointment of three new trustees for the Chrysalis Academy, to serve on the board for the next two years. Read More

Mall robberies: SAPS’ Release of Identikits Commendable, Public must now Act

23 October 2014

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Mall Robberies: Shoppers’ Safety Cannot Depend on "Business as Usual" Approach

21 October 2014

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Media Alert: Community Safety Public Meeting for Towns in the Kuils River Area

20 October 2014

Minister Plato to host Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) consultation process for the communities of Kuils River, Mfuleni and Kleinvlei. Read More

Wanted: SAPS to Release Identikits of Murder and Robbery Suspects

19 October 2014

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community SafetyThe South African Police Service (SAPS) needs to call on the public’s help in order to bring a stop to the killing of security and law enforcement personnel in the province. Read More

Shop and Mall Robberies Requires Urgent SAPS Crime Intelligence Attention

17 October 2014

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Minister Plato Saddened and Angered as Yet Another Officer Slain

16 October 2014

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Police’s Gang Strategy not Stopping Scourge of Gang and Drug-related Crimes

16 October 2014

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Police’s Gang Strategy not Stopping Scourge of Gang and Drug related Crimes

16 October 2014

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Minister Plato Condemns Brutal Attack on Family of Operation Combat Officer

15 October 2014

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Minister Plato to host PNP public meeting for towns in the Muizenberg Cluster

14 October 2014

Today, 14 October 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will host the Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) consultation process for the communities of Muizenberg, Hout Bay, Fish Hoek, Ocean View and Simon’s Town. Read More

Court Watching Briefs Initiative – Working with SAPS to Improve Justice

14 October 2014

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

Minister Plato to conduct solidarity walkabout with Firgrove Neighbourhood Watch

13 October 2014

Today, Monday 13 October 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will join the Firgrove Neighbourhood Watch on a walkabout as they patrol their community. Read More

SAPS, Security and Retail Industries Action towards Safer Shopping Welcomed

13 October 2014

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community SafetyI welcome the swift response to the Western Cape Government’s call for greater cooperation between the relevant role-players to urgently address the recent spate of mall robberies in... Read More

SAPS, Security and Retail Industries must work Together to keep Shoppers Safe

9 October 2014

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Media Alert: Minister Plato to Host Community Meeting in Bellville Cluster

7 October 2014

Community members in the Bellville Cluster will have the opportunity to discuss their needs at the Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) process. Read More