News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

New Provincial Commissioner should learn from past mistakes

14 December 2015

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

Policing oversight to be bolstered with regular crime stats and SAPS inspections

13 December 2015

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

#16DaysofActivism – Retreat & Nyanga, Safety starts in Your Family

11 December 2015

Today, Friday 11 December 2015 and tomorrow, Saturday 12 December 2015, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, the South African Police Service (SAPS), our safety partners and community members will take a public stand against... Read More

#16DaysofActivism– Valhalla Park, Safety starts in Your Family

10 December 2015

Today, Thursday 10 December 2015, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, the South African Police Service (SAPS), our safety partners and community members will take a public stand against violence and abuse in Valhalla Park. Read More

#16DaysofActivism – Scottsdene, Safety starts in Your Family

7 December 2015

This week, in continuing to engage communities as part of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, the South African Police Service (SAPS), our safety partners and... Read More

Community Safety partners with religious fraternity for safer school holidays

7 December 2015

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety It is my honour to welcome all of our religious leaders here today as esteemed guests as we launch the Summer 2015 Youth Safety and Religious Partnership (YSRP) programme. Read More

Minister Plato to launch December Youth Holiday Programmes

7 December 2015

Today, Monday 7 December 2015, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will launch the youth summer holiday programmes which will see opportunities available to youth across the province providing positive and safe alternatives during... Read More

Table Mountain Safety Forum improving safety on Table Mountain, Better Together

6 December 2015

Today, Sunday 6 December 2015, the Table Mountain Safety Forum (TMSF) will brief media on the ongoing interventions to improve the safety of all visitors and users of the Table Mountain National park and its surrounds. Read More

Table Mountain Safety Forum – Cooperation improving safety on Table Mountain

6 December 2015

Joint statement by: Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Brigadier Norman Modishana, Acting Deputy Provincial Commissioner, South African Police Service (SAPS) Read More

#16DaysofActivism– Happy Valley, Safety starts in Your Family

4 December 2015

Today, Friday 4 December 2015, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, the South African Police Service (SAPS), our safety partners and community members will take a public stand against violence and abuse in Happy Valley, Blackheath. Read More

Cop killers’ Convictions Welcomed

2 December 2015

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety I welcome the conviction of two men found guilty yesterday of the murder of two South African Police Service (SAPS) officers in Nyanga earlier this year. Read More

#16DaysofActivism– Khayelitsha, Safety starts in Your Family

30 November 2015

Today, 30 November 2015, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, joined by Western Cape Minister of Health, Nomafrench Mbombo, Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, the South African Police Service (SAPS), our s Read More

Community Safety: Best functioning Provincial Department in South Africa

29 November 2015

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

#16DaysofActivism– Atlantis, Safety starts in Your Family

27 November 2015

Today, 27 November 2015, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, the South African Police Service (SAPS), our safety partners and community members will take a public stand against violence and abuse in Atlantis. Read More

#16DaysofActivism– Bishop Lavis, Safety starts in Your Family

25 November 2015

Today, 25 November 2015, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, the South African Police Service (SAPS), our safety partners and community members will take a public stand against violence and abuse in Bishop Lavis. Read More

‘Safety starts in Your Family’ this #16DaysofActivism

25 November 2015

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

Launch: 16 Days of Activism Campaign - “Safety starts in Your Family”

24 November 2015

Today, 24 November 2015, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will launch the Western Cape Government’s 2015 16 Days of Activism Campaign for No Violence Against Women and Children in Freedom Park, Mitchell’s Plain. Read More

Minister Plato visits Summer Greens, Ravensmead and Lavender Hill

13 November 2015

This weekend, Saturday 14 November 2015 – Sunday 15 November 2015, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will conduct various safety related outreaches in Summer Greens, Ravensmead and Lavender Hill. Read More

Masiphumelele alleged vigilante attack condemned

10 November 2015

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety I condemn in the strongest possible terms the most recent alleged vigilante attack which has occurred in Masiphumelele. Read More