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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Crime statistics 19/20: MEC Fritz welcomes the release of quarterly statistics

31 July 2020

Today, the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, presented the country and province’s annual crime statistics for the period of 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. Read More

WC Liquor Authority investigates 103, suspends 36 licenses

30 July 2020

Between 27 March and 24 July 2020, the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has investigated 103 cases of non-compliance. Read More

Old Mutual to handover essential food items for soup kitchens

28 July 2020

Tomorrow, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will receive a handover of essential food items to be distributed to approximately 26 soup kitchens across the province. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes 45 arrests of those committing public violence

28 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the 45 arrests of persons inciting public violence during protest action yesterday. Read More

Minister Fritz calls for calm amidst protest action

27 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls on residents in the Western Cape to remain calm, refrain from public violence and adhere to the lockdown regulations, amidst threats of protest action. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes adjusted budget to respond to Covid-19 pandemic

27 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the adjustments made to the Department of Community Safety’s budget for the 2020/21 financial year which will better enable the Department to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More

Minister Fritz condemns heavy-handed response to restaurants’ peaceful protest

24 July 2020

Minister Fritz condemns heavy-handed response to restaurants’ peaceful protest outside parliament Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes 11 protest related arrests in Delft

23 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the arrests of eleven suspects on Tuesday night in relation to ongoing violent protest action. Minister Fritz further calls on residents to adhere to the law and report related criminal... Read More

Western Cape Liquor Authority investigates 97, suspends 34 licenses

21 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the 97 investigations conducted by the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) between 27 March and 17 July 2020. Of these 97 investigations, 44 matters were placed on the Liquor Licensing... Read More

Neighbourhood Watches may continue to patrol during curfew

14 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes the Government Gazette – No. 43521 issued in terms of section 27 (2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002, which sets in place a curfew. Read More

R3.5 million allocated to NHW project to stop spread of Covid-19

13 July 2020

On 11 July 2020, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, launched the Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) Safety Improvement Volunteers Project with Covid-19 relief measures in Khayelitsha. This was marked by the hand over 15 starter kits to NHW... Read More

NHW Safety Improvement Volunteers Project Launch

13 July 2020

SPEECH BY ALBERT FRITZ WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY Saturday, 11 July 2020 NHW Safety Improvement Volunteers Project Launch Read More

Chrysalis Academy welcomes first students for 2020/21

13 July 2020

On Saturday 11 July 2020, the Chrysalis Academy enrolled 78 students into 20-ALPHA, the first male course for the 2020/21 financial year.  The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the intake as it marks the first course and intake... Read More

Minister Fritz condemns shooting of 6-year-old Kraaifontein girl

13 July 2020

WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY Date: 13 July 2020 Read More

Minister Fritz Launches NHW project to reduce spread of Covid-19

10 July 2020

Tomorrow, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will hand over 15 starter kits to Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) structures, signaling the beginning of the NHW Safety Improvement Volunteers Project with Covid-19 relief measures in Khayelitsha. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes training of LEAP to address liquor complaints

8 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the additional training provided to Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) law enforcement officers appointed through the Western Cape Safety Plan, to attend to liquor related complaints. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes no bail for Quku’s alleged murderer

7 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the ruling not to grant bail to Lona Mzingeli (25) who is accused of murdering Amahle Quku (17). The matter was heard today amidst related protest action outside of Wynberg Court, calling for... Read More

WCPO agrees to investigate secondary victimization

3 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the Western Cape Police Ombudsman (WCPO), Mr JJ Brand's investigation into cases of secondary victimization (SV). Read More

Minister Fritz condemns conduct by CoCT law enforcement officers in Khayelitsha

2 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns the conduct of four City of Cape Town law enforcement officers in Khayelitsha yesterday, which infringed on the human dignity of a resident in the province. This conduct has no place in the... Read More

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