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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Accredited neighbourhood watches may patrol during curfew hours

31 December 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has consulted with SAPS in the Western Cape and confirmed that neighbourhood watches (NHW), accredited with the Department of Community Safety, may patrol under the new set of regulations. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes arrest of 4 border control police

23 December 2020

Minister Fritz welcomes arrest of 4 border control police for Montague Gardens robbery  Read More

LEAP Update: Minister Fritz commends LEAP on 54 arrests

22 December 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, commends the Law Enforcement Advancement Plan’s (LEAP) Learner Law Enforcement Officers (LLEOs), appointed through the Western Cape Safety Plan on the 54 arrests made between 7 -13 December 2020. Read More

27 non-compliant liquor vendors issued R2.564 million in fines

22 December 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has conducted 305 investigations into licensed liquor vendors reportedly contravening the Western Cape Liquor Act and the Disaster Management Act’s... Read More

Statement on Minister Cele’s heavily armed oversight of Cape Town beaches

18 December 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, was deeply concerned to see that the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, was escorted by heavily armed police officers to oversee compliance at some of Cape Town’s beaches yesterday. Read More

WCLA Update: MEC Fritz sends stern warning against unlicensed sale of alcohol

15 December 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has conducted 288 investigations into reports of non-compliance in terms of the Western Cape Liquor Act and the National Disaster Risk Management Act... Read More

MEC Fritz marks international anti-corruption day - report extortion

11 December 2020

To mark international anti-corruption day on 9 December 2020, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the consistent efforts made through the priority committee on organised crime and extortion; and calls on residents who have... Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes 228 arrests by LEAP in November

10 December 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the 228 arrests made by the Law Enforcement Advancement Plan’s (LEAP) Learner Law Enforcement Officers (LLEOs) deployed through the Western Cape Safety Plan (WCSP) between 2 – 29 November 2020. Read More

Minister Fritz submits SAPS Amendment Bill comments to the Civilian Secretariat

8 December 2020

Minister Fritz submits SAPS Amendment Bill comments to the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service Read More

WCLA Update: Minister Fritz commends WCLA on 103 enforcement operations

8 December 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA), has investigated 266 reports of non-compliance with the Western Cape Liquor Act and the National Disaster Risk Management Act’s Regulations between... Read More

Minster Fritz condemns stoning of 27-year-old Manenberg resident

7 December 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns in the strongest terms the reported stoning of Monray Phillips (27) on Saturday morning, 5 December 2020. His body found at 7:50am opposite a petrol station on Duinefontein Road, Manenberg. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes appointment of Advocate Yashina Pillay as HOD

4 December 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the appointment of Advocate Yashina Pillay as the Head of Department (HoD) for the Department of Community Safety. The appointment was noted by Cabinet at its meeting on 1 December 2020. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes Department’s R8.4million budget increase

3 December 2020

Minister Fritz welcomes Department’s R8.4million budget increase to implement WC Safety Plan Read More

Moorreesburg K-9 Unit make significant drug and illicit liquor busts

2 December 2020

Moorreesburg K-9 makes significant drug and illicit liquor busts in just one month Read More

WCLA Update: WCLA issues up to R2.4 million in fines

1 December 2020

WCLA Update: WCLA issues up to R2.4 million in fines to liquor vendors flouting COVID-19 regulations Read More

16 Days of Activism: How the Department of Community Safety Supports You

30 November 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that as we embark on 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence over the period of 25 November and 10 December, it is important that we use this period not only as a time for action but... Read More

MEC Fritz calls on suitably qualified candidates - apply for WC Police Ombudsman

25 November 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the invitation for all interested persons to apply to be appointed in terms of section 11 of the Western Cape Community Safety Act, 2013 (Act 3 of 2013) (the Act), as the Western Cape... Read More

Minister Fritz calls on liquor vendors and consumers to exercise caution

24 November 2020

Minister Fritz calls on liquor vendors and consumers to exercise caution amid Black Friday sales. The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has conducted 242 investigations between 27 March... Read More

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