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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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 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

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