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Neighbourhood Watches can continue with patrols

30 June 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls on all neighbourhood watches (NHW) accredited with the Department of Community Safety to obtain an Adjusted Level 4 Travel Permit, also known as Form 7; and continue patrols during the current... Read More

MEC Fritz for united show of action for Gugulethu killings

24 June 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls for a united show of action against the perpetrators in the Gugulethu killings which took place last night. By this morning, an eighth victim who was initially injured and rushed to... Read More

Minister Fritz launches another K9 Unit in Hermanus

18 June 2021

Today, under the leadership of Minister Albert Fritz, the Department of Community Safety launched the Overstrand Municipality’s K9 Unit, consisting of six (6) Belgian Malinois dogs  with  six (6) dog handlers at the Grotto Beach & Nautilis Site... Read More

LEAP officers’ brave work showing results

17 June 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expressed his appreciation to LEAP officers for the work that they’re doing in bolstering law enforcement in the Metro and bringing criminals to book. Read More

Department of Community Safety to launch K9 unit in Hermanus

17 June 2021

Department of Community Safety to launch K9 unit in Hermanus, Overstrand Municipality Read More

Minister Albert Fritz meets with family of Sinovuyo Magatya

11 June 2021

The fight against GBV continues: Minister Albert Fritz meets with family of Sinovuyo Magatya Read More

Minister Albert Fritz to meet the family of Sinovuyo Magatya

10 June 2021

Today, 10 June 2021, Minister Albert Fritz will meet Cllr. Thulani Dasa at the Kuyasa Clinic in Khayelitsha. Thereafter the Minister and the Councilor will proceed to the family home of Sinovuyo Magatya, whose body was discovered last week. Read More

MEC Fritz asks WC's Watching Brief Unit to keep close eye on GBV cases

9 June 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expressed his anger and sadness over the death of Constance Ndlebe, 78, whose naked body was found burning by her daughter at the weekend. Read More

Minister Albert Fritz to host Youth Safety Ambassador Programme

9 June 2021

Tomorrow, Thursday 10 June 2021, Minister Albert Fritz will host a Youth Safety Ambassador Programme as part of the Youth Month Programme. Read More

#LetsDoThis: Minister Albert Fritz gets the jab

3 June 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is happy to announce that he has received his vaccination shot. He has again appealed to all neighbourhood watches and community policing forums to engage community members on getting registered... Read More

Department of Community Safety To Reward tipoffs on gang-related cases

27 May 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, hereby announces that as of today his Department of Community safety will reward citizens  up to R5000 for information which leads to the arrest and successful conviction of perpetrators in gang-... Read More

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

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