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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

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

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

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 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

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

Media Release: Police Ombudsman to Investigate SAPS in Overstrand Area

20 May 2019

We welcome the notice given by the Provincial Police Ombudsman that he will be investigating the South African Police Service (SAPS) operation in the Overstrand area. Read More

Media Release: Minister Winde to Report SAPS to Provincial Parliament

7 May 2019

Media Release: Minister Winde to Report SAPS to Provincial Parliament Following Alleged False Responses Last night, the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, once again showed how out of touch he is with the reality of crime faced by Western Cape... Read More

Police mismanagement is a crime: Almost 2000 people murdered in six months in WC

6 May 2019

POLICE MISMANAGEMENT IS A CRIME: CLOSE TO 2000 RESIDENTS MURDERED IN SIX MONTHS IN WESTERN CAPE Read More

Western Cape Cabinet Launches Intergovernmental Dispute on Policing

29 April 2019

The Western Cape Government Cabinet has given notice that it is declaring an intergovernmental dispute with the ANC-led national government about its failure to address the Province’s Policing Needs and Priorities (PnP). Read More

Media Release: Make safety number one priority this Easter

17 April 2019

I call on all citizens to ensure that they not only focus on their own safety, but also the safety of their family members and broader community, this Easter. Read More

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