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

News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Minister Fritz calls for an urgent investigation by Police Ombudsman

5 May 2021

Minister Fritz calls for an urgent investigation by Police Ombudsman into report of woman being told by SAPS officers to investigate her own rape charge Read More

IPID Report Feedback: SAPS’s use of water canon at SASSA Bellville Office

5 May 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expressed disappointment at the findings of an investigation into the deployment of SAPS Public Order Policing (POPs) at the SASSA Bellville Offices on 15 January 2021, at which a water canon... Read More

LEAP Officers continue success in fighting crime

4 May 2021

The Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) Officers continue to make significant strides in fighting crime as part of the Western Cape Safety Plan.    Read More

Minister Fritz urges Kensington community members to come forward

3 May 2021

Minister Fritz urges Kensington community members to come forward with information on escape of gangster Read More

Minister Albert Fritz shocked and appalled: GBV continues, unabated

26 April 2021

On 25 April 2021 Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expressed his concern once again at the unacceptable proliferation of gender-based violence.  Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes Update on NFSL

26 April 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the update issued by the South African Police Service on the DNA processing backlog.  Read More

Minister Albert Fritz launches Youth Safety Ambassador Programme

20 April 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, launched the Youth Safety Ambassador Programme (YSAP) at West End Primary School, Lentegeur.    Read More

LEAP officers and Liquor Authority continue success in enforcement

19 April 2021

On Friday, 16 April 2021 Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expresses his congratulations to the Western Cape Liquor Authority in the enforcement of liquor-trading regulations; as well as to the LEAP Officers who have achieved a number of... Read More

SAPS should be commended for success in difficult cases

19 April 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expresses his congratulations to the SAPS who have achieved significant successes in difficult cases.   Read More

Minister Albert Fritz to launch Youth Safety Ambassador programme

19 April 2021

Tomorrow, Tuesday 20 April 2021, Minister Albert Fritz will launch the Youth Safety Ambassador Programme at West End Primary School in Mitchells Plain. Read More

SAPS DNA processing: Minister Fritz calls for less talk and more action

14 April 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expresses concern over the lack of clarity and action around reports from SAPS on the backlog at the National Forensic Science Laboratories (NFSL). Read More

Police Crime Statistics: Minister Fritz concerned by SAPS rape data

12 April 2021

Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expressed concern over the continued disservice by SAPS to victims of gender-based violence. On an analysis of recently published police crime statistics for the period 1 March to 31 December 2020, it was... Read More

LEAP officers continue success in fighting crime

9 April 2021

The Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) Officers continue to make significant strides in fighting crime as part of the Western Cape Safety Plan. Read More

Community Safety is driving interventions to reduce gang related harms

7 April 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is appalled by the number of young people who have been struck by stray bullets in communities including Hanover Park and Manenberg.    Among those injured include:    Read More

MEC Fritz and MEC Meyer attend West Coast Easter Safety Activation

6 April 2021

On Thursday, 01 April 2021, Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, and the Minister of Agriculture, Ivan Meyer, attended the launch of the West Coast’s Easter Joint Operation Committee (JOC) activation at the newly established Disaster... Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes 134 inspections by WC Liquor Authority over Easter

6 April 2021

  The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the 134 inspections of liquor vendors conducted by the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) over the week of Easter.    Read More

New enforcement recruits sign on to serve and protect

1 April 2021

The City, together with WCG, have ensured that the contracts for new LEAP officers were successfully completed on Wednesday, 31 March.  Read More

Minister Fritz calls on residents in Mfuleni

31 March 2021

Minister Fritz calls on residents in Mfuleni to come forward and report those responsible for shootings Read More

Minister Fritz urges residents to drink responsibly over the long weekend

31 March 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is urging residents to drink responsibly, should they wish to do so, over the long weekend. Read More

“We will do whatever it takes to make the province safer for all”

30 March 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, presented the Department of Community Safety’s budget for the 2021/22 financial year. In Minister Fritz’s speech, he highlighted that the Western Cape Government “will do whatever it takes to... Read More

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