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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

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

DOCS officials to take part in SAPS women-led operation

20 August 2020

Tomorrow, the officials from the Department of Community Safety (DOCS) will join SAPS in a women-led operation and outreach program at Steenberg SAPS precinct. The operation will commence with a joint briefing at Retreat Civic Centre. Read More

MEC Fritz commends community efforts to restore calm following land invasions

20 August 2020

Yesterday, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz met with community members from Belmont Park, Kraaifontein, to resolve matters related to the recent spate of land invasions. Read More

WCLA Update: Minister Fritz urges residents to drink responsibly

18 August 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has urged residents to drink alcohol responsibly should they decide to do so. This follows the resumption of the domestic sale and transportation of alcohol today under Alert Level 2. Read More

Quarterly Crime statistics 20/21: MEC Fritz welcomes 27.4% decrease in murders

17 August 2020

Today, the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, presented the crime statistics for the first quarter of the 2020/21 financial year, covering the period of April to June. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes Chrysalis Academy’s violence prevention programme

17 August 2020

Yesterday, Chrysalis Academy (CA) concluded its Youth Hub Ambassador (YHA) workshop which took place between 11 – 14 August 2020. The conclusion of the workshop was marked by the handing over of uniforms and starter kits to the YHAs. Please see... Read More

MEC Fritz engages with National Commissioner Sitole on land invasion & protests

13 August 2020

Yesterday, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, held an engagement with the National Police Commissioner, Khehla Sitole, on the spate of violent protest action and land invasions in the province. Read More

WCLA Update: Minister Fritz welcomes Cabinet’s position on liquor sales

11 August 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the 112 investigations conducted by the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) and the 37 licenses suspended. These efforts have assisted in reducing alcohol related harms between 27 March and 7... Read More

Minister Fritz calls for continuous efforts to address GBV and Domestic Violence

7 August 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is commemorating women’s day by initiating a programme to support and provide mentorship to gender-based violence (GBV) related programmes started by Chrysalis graduates and sharing the Department of... Read More

Minister Fritz writes to Provincial Commissioner on St Helena Bay protests

6 August 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is concerned over reported violent protest action in St Helena Bay and has written to the Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata, requesting that urgent clarity be provided... Read More

WCLA Update: Minister Fritz condemns lootings of bottle stores

3 August 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the 105 investigations conducted by the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) and the 36 liquor licenses suspended between 27 March 2020 and 31 July 2020. Read More