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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

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

Minister Fritz welcomes arrest of 10 suspects for kidnapping

29 March 2021

Minister Fritz welcomes arrest of 10 suspects for kidnapping of Bellville businessman Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes 9 arrests for public violence amid protest action

26 March 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the nine arrests made on Thursday, 25 March 2021 and Wednesday, 24 March 2021, in connection with the spate of violent protest action seen in Khayelitsha, Kraaifontein, Delft and surrounds. Read More

MEC Fritz deeply concerned by death of 1 civilian and injury of 4 officers

25 March 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is deeply concerned that one person has hit by a car and killed during violent protest action yesterday, and that four police officers have been injured. Read More

Robyne Smith: a day in the life of a School Safety Ambassador

25 March 2021

For Robyne Smith, a 31-year-old woman from Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain, the School Safety Ambassador Programme was a lifechanging experience. Read More

Minister Fritz condemns violent protest along N2 and surrounds

24 March 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns the spate of violent protest action which affected both directions of the N2 highway, Mew Way, Baden Powell, R300 and Hindle Road starting in the early hours of yesterday morning. Read More

Tazne van Wyk: Minister Fritz welcomes trial date set in murder case

19 March 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the trial date set for alleged murderer, Moyhdian Pangarker, on 31 May 2021. Read More

Minister Fritz provides support in obtaining a protection order

17 March 2021

Under the leadership of Minister Albert Fritz, the Department of Community Safety is through its Court Watching Brief Unit continuing to provide support in GBV and Domestic Violence matters. Read More

Minister Fritz appalled by vigilante justice in Delft

16 March 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, was appalled to see the video footage circulated of two alleged robbers being attacked, one of whom was killed, by residents in Delft on 25 February 2021. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes progress on amendments to the WC Liquor Act

15 March 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is pleased with the progress being made on the amendments to the Western Cape Liquor Act, through his Department’s Western Cape Legislative Review Task Team. Read More

MEC Fritz calls for applications to the Provincial Safety Advisory Committee

11 March 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, invites all interested parties to submit the names of persons who in their opinion are fit and proper persons to be appointed as members of the Western Cape Provincial Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC)... Read More

Additional LEAP officers permanently deployed to Mitchells Plain- WC Safety Plan

10 March 2021

Under the leadership of the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, additional Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) law enforcement officers have been deployed on a permanent basis to Mitchells Plain. Read More

CPF electoral AGMs get the green light under alert level 1

9 March 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the Acting Provincial Commissioner, Maj Gen T Patekile’s, letter dated 2 March 2021 stating that under the new alert level Community Police Forums (CPFs) may continue to hold valid electoral... Read More

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