News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

NHW Volunteerism Campaign to Encourage Wider Community Participation

28 March 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde says, today’s launch of the Neighbourhood Watch Volunteerism campaign (NHWVC), will encourage greater participation in residents keeping their communities safe. Read More

Media Alert: Launch of Neighbourhood Watch Volunteersim Campaign

27 March 2019

Tomorrow, 28 March 2019, Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde will launch the Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) Volunteerism campaign at the River Club, Observatory. Read More

First Recipient of Reward For Reporting Illegal Firearm Donates Funding To NHW

27 March 2019

Media Release: First Recipient of Reward For Reporting Illegal Firearm Donates Funding To NHW Read More

Media Release: Western Cape Community Safety Budget To Address SAPS Failures

26 March 2019

Today, Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde tabled the Department’s 2019/20 budget in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. Read More

Media Release: Minister Bheki Cele Agrees SAPS Western Cape is Failing Residents

22 March 2019

Provincial Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, says he is pleased that the national Minister of Police, Bheki Cele has agreed to establish a specialised team to intervene in systemic SAPS’ failures, amongst others, to fully present case... Read More

Media Release: High Levels of Absenteeism Reported At Various SAPS Stations

19 March 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, says he is concerned by reports of high level absenteeism amongst police officers in the Western Cape. This comes after officers threatened to embark on a go slow strike last week. Read More

Three Months, More Deaths: Cele Takes No Action to Fix Police Resourcing

19 March 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, says that three months after his bruising court loss on how police officers are allocated, the national Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, has yet to take any corrective action. Read More

Threats of Go-Slow Strike in SAPS Indicative of ANC Inability to Manage Service

14 March 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, says he is deeply concerned about reports of an imminent go-slow strike by police officers in the Province, allegedly due to dissatisfaction about promotions in the service. Read More

Media Release: Murders Largely Unchanged Despite Anti-Gang Unit

13 March 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde says the Western Cape’s murder rate remains largely unchanged, despite the launch of the ANC national government’s self-lauded Anti-Gang Unit in November 2018. Read More

Minister Cele Has Still Not Withdrawn Appeal against Equality Court Findings

11 March 2019

Minister Bheki Cele Has Still Not Withdrawn Appeal against Equality Court Finding On Police Resourcing Read More

Media Release: Women: The Protectors Of Our Communities

8 March 2019

Today, as we mark International Women’s Day, my thoughts are with the brave women who stand up against crime in our communities. Read More

Community Safety celebrates partnership with religious fraternity

7 March 2019

Today, Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde commended the religious fraternity in the Province for its continued partnership with the Department, through the Youth Safety and Religious Partne Read More

Department Extends Its Appreciation to Its Partners in the Religious Fraternity

6 March 2019

On 7 March 2019 the Youth Safety and Religion Partnership (YSRP) programme (Directorate: Safety Promotion and Partnerships) hosted the representatives of the religious fraternity who participated in the programme during 2019 at an Appreciation Event... Read More

Media Release: Western Cape South African Police Service Management in Disarray

5 March 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde says urgent intervention is needed in the police’s senior management in the Western Cape. Read More