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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Minister Fritz calls for increased safety for Uber drivers

31 July 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has called for increased safety measures for e-hailing services like Uber and Bolt (formerly Taxify) in Nyanga and has called on community members to report known criminals to make their comm Read More

Minister Fritz Meets with Cape Winelands safety stakeholders

31 July 2019

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, met with safety stakeholders in the Cape Winelands District Municipality to discuss Read More

Minister Fritz to meet with Cape Winelands safety stakeholders

30 July 2019

Tomorrow, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will be hosting a workshop on the Provincial Needs and Priorities (PNP) and Safety Pl Read More

Crime displacement a risk to SANDF/SAPS joint-operations

29 July 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is calling for greater integration between the SAPS, law enforcement, SANParks and the SANDF on intelligence gathering and sharing to prevent crime displacement. Read More

Minister Fritz and A21 call on citizens to learn about human trafficking

29 July 2019

On Wednesday, 24 July, Minister Fritz, together with Rene Hanekom from Read More

Weekend murder statistics show increase from last weekend

29 July 2019

Weekend murder statistics for the metro region have shown an increase from last weekend, but a declining trend from previous pay day weekends, which tend to have the highest death toll in the province. Read More

Minister Fritz says ‘gangs will not win’

26 July 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has condemned persistent gang-related violence on the Cape Flats and the so-called ‘gang fightback’; exclaiming that, “gangs will not win”. Read More

Minister Fritz expresses concern over bail for Al Noor’s Okpara

24 July 2019

Minister Fritz expresses concern over bail for Al Noor’s Okpara Read More

Detective Services report confirms lack of training and under-resourcing

23 July 2019

Detective Services report confirms lack of training and under-resourcing Read More

Minister Fritz commends success of 100 new officers in Bonteheuwel

22 July 2019

Minister Fritz Commends Success of 100 New Officers in Bonteheuwel The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, commends the varied successes of the 100 newly deployed Metro law enforcement officers in Bonteheuwel since 2 July 2019. Read More

Army intervention starts to make an impact

22 July 2019

Army intervention starts to make an impact Weekend murder statistics for the metro region have shown a decline from previous weekends, as the South African National Defense Force arrived on the ground in various communities this weekend. Read More

Media Release: Army intervention starts to make an impact

22 July 2019

Media Release: Army intervention starts to make an impact 22 July 2019 Read More

Minister Fritz condemns senseless murder of Manenberg mom-to-be

17 July 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has condemned in the strongest terms the murder of Tasneem Simons, on Monday in Gamtoos Road, Manenberg. Simons was just 22 years old and three months pregnant when she was shot in the head whilst... Read More

WC to Establish Inter-Ministerial Collaboration Following SANDF Deployments

12 July 2019

Last night, the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, announced during his budget vote speech that the SANDF will be deployed in the Cape’s most gang-ravaged communities. Read More

Minister Fritz Calls on Minister Cele to Address WC Crime in Budget Vote Speech

10 July 2019

Minister Fritz Calls on Minister Cele to Address Western Cape Crime in Budget Vote Speech Read More

Western Cape to Deploy Law Enforcement to Protect Schools

9 July 2019

Following a meeting that took place on Sunday between Premier Winde, Minister Fritz and the Mitchells Plain Community Policing Forum (CPF) Cluster, there will be an increase in law enforcement officials deployed at schools which are reopening today. Read More

Media Release: Minister Fritz Condemns Rampant Philippi Murders

8 July 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has condemned in the strongest terms, the rampant killings which occurred in Philippi and elsewhere on the Cape Flats over the weekend.  Read More

Minister Calls for Provincial Commissioner to be Appointed Before CPF Elections

8 July 2019

Minister Fritz Calls for Provincial Commissioner to be Appointed Before CPF Elections Read More

Media Release: Minister Fritz Commends Commissioner of Oaths Volunteer Project

4 July 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, commends the Commissioner of Oaths Volunteer (COV) Project, which since its launch on 12 February 2019, has freed up 18 SAPS members from document certification to perform their crime fightin Read More

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