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

News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

64 new peace and traffic officers deployed to Cape Winelands

8 March 2021

Between 4 and 5 March 2021, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, held three passing out parades for a total of 64 peace and traffic officers in Worcester, Robertson and Ceres, signaling their deployment into the Cape Winelands. Please see... Read More

50 GBVF related cases struck off court roll due to SAPS inefficiencies

8 March 2021

In observance of International Women’s Day today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has received the Court Watching Brief (CWB) Unit’s third quarterly report for the period of 1 October – 31 December 2020 which provides insight on... Read More

Minister Fritz to deploy 44 peace and traffic officers

3 March 2021

Minister Fritz to deploy 44 peace and traffic officers to Breede Valley and Langeberg Municipalities Read More

LEAP law enforcement officers are making Hanover Park’s residents feel safer

2 March 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the efforts made by the Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) law enforcement officers, deployed through the Western Cape Safety Plan, in making residents feel safer. Read More

Minister Fritz to conduct oversight at Mitchells Plain SAPS

1 March 2021

Minister Fritz to conduct oversight at Mitchells Plain SAPS following mass shootings Read More

Minister Fritz conducts urgent visit to Mitchells Plain SAPS

1 March 2021

Minister Fritz conducts urgent visit to Mitchells Plain SAPS, visits families of deceased following mass shootings Read More

Training provided to School Safety Ambassadors:Personal Mastery & Peace Building

26 February 2021

Between 22 February and 26 March 2021, the Department of Community Safety will be providing training to School Safety Ambassadors on personal mastery, leadership and peace building at Chrysalis Academy, Tokai. Please see photos attached. Read More

MEC Fritz is outraged by the Beacon Valley shooting of 5 children

26 February 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is outraged by the shooting incident which harmed 5 children last night at approximately 20:50 on the corner of Cadillac and Riley Streets in Beacon Valley, Mitchells Plain. Read More

IPID to investigate Bellville SASSA office SAPS POPs deployment

24 February 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the response received from the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) noting that they will investigate the heinous actions of the SAPS POPs deployment to the SASSA Bellville... Read More

Quarterly crime statistics: MEC Fritz says more must be done to reduce crime

22 February 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is deeply concerned that murders in the Western Cape have increased by 11.2% compared to the previous quarter for the period of October to December 2020. Read More

MEC Fritz thanks Lt Gen Mokgabudi; Welcomes Act.Provincial Commissioner Patekile

18 February 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that Lieutenant General Yolisa Mogkabudi (née Matakata), will be stepping down from her role as the Western Cape’s Provincial Commissioner. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes LEAP arrests of armed robbers in Hanover Park

16 February 2021

Minister Fritz welcomes LEAP arrests of armed robbers in Hanover Park & successful recovery of stolen goods Read More

Minister Fritz to raise DNA backlog at Forensic Science Laboratory at MinMec

12 February 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will raise the backlog in processing of DNA at the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) at the next Minister and Member of Executive Councils Meeting (MinMec). Read More

Minister Fritz to request IPID to investigate SAPS POPs deployment to SASSA

11 February 2021

Minister Fritz to request IPID to investigate SAPS POPs deployment to SASSA Bellville office, use of water cannon Read More

WCLA resumes routine inspections after lifting of the alcohol ban

9 February 2021

WCLA resumes routine inspections after lifting of the alcohol ban, attends to 362 complaints since 27 March Read More

Thank you, Khayelitsha, for playing your part in stopping the spread of Covid-19

8 February 2021

“Thank you, Khayelitsha, for playing your part in stopping the spread of Covid-19” Read More

“We need to address SAPS’ backlog in processing DNA”

8 February 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes with grave concern the backlogs in processing of DNA by SAPS’ Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) and the pressure it places on policing service delivery, particularly in finalising rape cases. Read More

Minister Fritz to approach Minister Cele and National Police Commissioner

3 February 2021

Minister Fritz to approach Minister Cele and National Police Commissioner regarding poor report on POP deployment at SASSA office Read More

MEC Fritz welcomes lifting of alcohol ban; Residents should drink responsibly

2 February 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the announcement made by President Cyril Ramaphosa during last night’s address that the prohibition on the sale of alcohol has been lifted. Read More

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