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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

22 fatalities by gunshot wound this past weekend, children amongst the victims

26 May 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expressed his shock and anger at news of continuing gun violence in Cape Town, which culminated in the death of three persons in Delft last night, and the serious injury of two, one of whom was... Read More

Khayelitsha Killings: Minister Fritz welcomes court appearance of accused

21 May 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the appearance in court of three accused in connection with the killings in Khayelitsha over the past weekend, in which 13 people have died. One further suspect appeared yesterday. Read More

Western Cape is committed in fight against violence and crime in the province

18 May 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, emphasized the province’s commitment to fighting violence and crime, following the release of the Quarterly Crime Statistics presented by Minister Bheki Cele on Friday, 14 May 2021. Read More

Khayelitsha Attacks: Minister Fritz calls for SAPS emergency intervention

17 May 2021

On 16 May 2021, Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz,  condemns in the strongest terms possible the violent attacks in Khayelitsha which have resulted in the death of eleven people. The attacks took place at different scenes on Saturday.... Read More

Khayelitsha Attacks: Minister Fritz welcomes arrest of 11 suspects

17 May 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz,  welcomes the arrest of 11 suspects in connection with the spate of murders which unfolded in Khayelitsha over the weekend. Read More

LEAP Officers intercept prison contraband In joint-SAPS operation

11 May 2021

In a joint operation with SAPS, Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) Officers conducted an operation at the Khayelitsha Court cells in search of cell phones and other prohibited items.  Read More

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

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