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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Minister Fritz seeks clarity on SAPS’ ammunition shortage

28 August 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the SAPS are reportedly experiencing an ammunitions shortage which impacts on officers' ability to complete their firearms proficiency tests. Read More

Minister Fritz condemns murder of SANDF soldier

23 August 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns the burning of a SANDF soldier in his car on Sunday, 18 August 2019. The SANDF have confirmed that the 41 year old victim was a soldier deployed for Operation Lockdown. Read More

1037 Illegal Firearms recovered in 8 months

22 August 2019

Following an oral question to the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, today; it was revealed that SAPS have recovered 1037 illegal firearms since November 2019. Minister Fritz calls on Police Minister Bheki Cele, to urgently ensure that... Read More

Neighbourhood Watches get a new look

20 August 2019

Yesterday, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, launched the new Neighbourhood Watch brand in George, whilst participating in a panel discussion on the importance of Neighbourhood Watches. Read More

Neighbourhood Watches to get a new look

19 August 2019

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will be launching the new Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) brand, whilst participating in a panel discussion on the importance of NHWs. Read More

Minister Fritz notes failures to charge those arrested during SANDF intervention

19 August 2019

Minister Fritz notes failures to charge those arrested during SANDF intervention, offers Court Watching Brief services Read More

Minister Fritz honours women in NHW and CPFs

19 August 2019

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, hosted a high tea in Lentegeur to recognise the contributions of women who are Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) volunteers and Community Policing Forum (CPF) members.  Please see photos attached. Read More

Minister Fritz honours women in NHW and CPFs

15 August 2019

Tomorrow, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will be hosting a high tea in Lentegeur to recognise the contribution of the women who are Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) volunteers and Community Policing Forum (CPF) members. Read More

Minister Fritz meets with safety stakeholders over weekend N2 violence

14 August 2019

Yesterday, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, hosted a community meeting in Strand following the numerous attacks which took place on the N2 over the past weekend. Read More

Minister Fritz escalates Ombudsman’s report in fight against poaching

13 August 2019

On Tuesday, 30 August 2019, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, received the report on the ‘Complaint of Poor Response’ at the Gansbaai, Kleinmond, Hermanus and Stanford SAPS stations from the Western Cape Police Ombudsman, Mr Read More

Minister Fritz commends women in NHWs and CPFs

8 August 2019

PRESS RELEASE BY ALBERT FRITZ WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY Date: 8 August 2019 Release: immediately   Read More

Electronic database for firearms: MEC Fritz welcomes Gauteng High Court’s ruling

7 August 2019

WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY Date: 7 August 2019 Release: immediately Minister Fritz welcomes Gauteng High Court’s Ruling on Electronic Database for Firearms Read More

Unlock Statistics: Youth incarceration is not the answer

7 August 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has expressed concern over the significant number of children, juveniles and young people incarcerated in the province. Read More

Media Release: Weekend murder stats show a decline in gun violence

6 August 2019

Media Release: Weekend murder stats show a decline in gun violence 6 August 2019 Read More

We need to be disruptive in our approach to illegal firearms

5 August 2019

We need to be Disruptive in our Approach to Illegal Firearms Opinion Editorial by Albert Fritz Read More

Minister Fritz meets with municipalities to promote common safety strategy

5 August 2019

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, hosted a Ministerial safety workshop with Executive Mayors, Municipal Managers and Aldermen of the Cape Winelands, Central Karoo, Garden Route, Overberg and West Coast municipalities. Read More

Minister Fritz to honour Chrysalis graduates

2 August 2019

Tomorrow, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will give the keynote speech and honour graduates at the Chrysalis Youth Academy graduation. Read More

Minister Fritz to meet with municipalities to promote safety

1 August 2019

Tomorrow, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will be hosting a Ministerial safety workshop. Read More