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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

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

MEC Fritz calls for transparent appointment of a SAPS Provincial Commissioner

3 July 2019

Minister Albert Fritz notes that talks have commenced on the possible replacement of the Provincial Commissioner Khombinkosi Jula and calls for the transparent appointment of a new Provincial Commissioner who will prioritise the safety of Read More

Media Release: Minister Albert Fritz visits Youth Safety Holiday Programme

28 June 2019

Yesterday, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, together with Councillors Elton Jansen and Bernadette Clarke, visited the Read More

Media Release: Minister Fritz meets SAPS on Surge in Gang-Related Murders in WC

27 June 2019

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, held an urgent morning meeting on the recent and ongoing surge of gang violence and crime in the Province. Read More

Media Release: Minister Fritz to visit Youth Safety Holiday Programme

26 June 2019

Tomorrow, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will be visiting the Youth Safety and Religious Programme (YSRP) hosted by the A.G.S Kerk van Suid Afrika at the Strandfontein Community Hall. Read More

Minister Fritz to urgently meet with WC Safety Role-players on Gang Violence

26 June 2019

Press conference: Minister Fritz to urgently meet with WC Safety Role-players on Gang Violence and Crime Read More

Media Release: Minister Albert Fritz meets Minister Bheki Cele

21 June 2019

The Minister for Community Safety in the Western Cape, Adv. Read More

Youth Safety Religious Programme June 2019

20 June 2019

The Department of Community Safety’s Youth Safety and Religious Programme officially launched on Monday, 17 June 2019 and will continue up until Friday, 5 July 2019. Read More

Media Release: Launch of DoCS Youth Safety Religious Programme June 2019

13 June 2019

Today, Minister Albert Fritz will be joined by officials of the Department of Community Safety, members of the religious fraternity and young people to launch this year’s Read More

Minister Albert Fritz statement on attack on Members of the Anti-Gang Unit

12 June 2019

It is with great concern that I received news this morning that 6 members of our Anti-Gang Unit were attacked and injured in the early hours of this morning while on duty in Samora Machel.     Read More

Media Release: Minister Fritz Condemns Spate In Murders In Western Cape

10 June 2019

The Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns in the strongest terms the murder of over 14 individuals in the past week  and calls on the National Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, to intervene and put an end to these Read More

Media Release: Western Cape Police Reward Information on Escaped Convict

30 May 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, commends the decision by SAPS to offer a reward for information on the whereabouts of a convicted murderer Phelo Mtala who escaped from Wynberg Magistrates Court on 17 May. Read More

Swearing in of Members and Inauguration of Western Cape Premier

21 May 2019

Tomorrow, 22 May 2019, the Members of the 6th Provincial Parliament of the Western Cape will be sworn in. During the sitting, the election of the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Premier will also take place. Read More

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