News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Minister Fritz condemns policing inefficiencies by Muizenberg SAPS

29 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the Western Cape Police Ombudsman’s (WCPO) investigation into allegations of unacceptable behaviour by members of Muizenberg SAPS and calls on members of the public who experience such to come... Read More

WCLA Update: WCLA issues R1 731 220 in fines

28 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that between 27 March 2020 and 25 September 2020, the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has issued R1 731 220 in fines and conducted 168 investigations into liquor vendors who have contravened... Read More

Chrysalis Academy shares Heritage Day message

23 September 2020

Chrysalis Academy shares Heritage Day message and bids farewell to class of 20-ALPHA Read More

Minister Fritz calls on residents to drink responsibly over the long weekend

22 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has conducted 162 investigations into liquor vendors who have contravened the Disaster Risk Management Act’s Regulations. Of the 162 investigations,... Read More

Minister Fritz hosts Khayelitsha COVID-19 prayer service

21 September 2020

Yesterday, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, held a prayer service to remember those whose lives were taken by COVID-19 and to celebrate the extensive number of recoveries in Khayelitsha. Read More

Minister Fritz condemns shooting of police officer in Harare

18 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, unequivocally condemns the shooting and killing of Sergeant Thabile Mapoma (43) who was off-duty when he was killed. Sergeant Mapoma was shot while sitting in his car in his driveway in Cula Street,... Read More

Minister Fritz and KDF to host Khayelitsha prayer service

17 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will host a prayer service, together with the Khayelitsha Development Forum (KDF) this Sunday to remember those who lost their lives to Covid-19, and to celebrate the high number of recoveries. Read More

MEC Fritz calls for increased allocation of POP officers to the Western Cape

15 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls on the SAPS in the Western Cape to increase their allocation of Public Order Police (POP) officers and establish an additional POP unit in the Western Cape. Read More

WC Liquor Authority conducts 144 investigations, 42 suspensions

14 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has conducted 144 investigations on liquor traders who have reportedly contravened the National Disaster Management Act’s regulations. Further, that... Read More

Minister Fritz calls for calm in St Helena Bay ahead of planned protests

4 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls for calm in St Helena Bay amidst reports of planned protest action tomorrow under the banner of #JusticeforLeo. Read More

NPA to investigate release of alleged hitman on R1500 bail

3 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has received confirmation from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) that they will be investigating the release of an alleged gang hitman on R1500 bail from Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday,... Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes progress on amendments to WC Liquor Act

2 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the progress made by his Department on the proposed amendments to the Western Cape Liquor Act (the Act).  Read More

Minister Fritz hosts workshop on violence prevention

1 September 2020

Yesterday, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, held an internal workshop focusing on its approach to violence prevention for youth. Minister Fritz has noted that violence is a public health issue, as well as a police and correctional... Read More

Minister Fritz commemorates passing of Jesse Hess and grandfather at ceremony

31 August 2020

Minister Fritz commemorates passing of Jesse Hess and grandfather at candle lighting ceremony Read More

DOCS writes to the NPA following release of known hitman on R1500 bail

28 August 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes with grave concern the release of an alleged gang hitman on R1500 bail from Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. Read More

DOCS launches booklet on how to obtain a protection order

26 August 2020

Department of Community Safety launches booklet on how to obtain a protection order Read More

Minister Fritz condemns shooting of children and violent protest in Elsies River

25 August 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns in the strongest terms the violent protest action in which a shooting took place, injuring two children, leading to the death of one. It is reported that an eight-year-old boy was shot in the... Read More

DOCS officials join in SAPS women-led operation

24 August 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the women-led operation conducted on Friday in the Steenberg SAPS precinct. Read More

WCLA Update: Minister Fritz continues to call on residents to drink responsibly

24 August 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, reiterates his call for residents in the province to drink responsibly, should they wish to do so. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes Court Watching Brief Unit’s efforts to promote awareness

20 August 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the report provided by Advocate Leslie Morris on his first month of having been tasked to monitor cases relating to gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) and domestic violence (DV) through... Read More

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