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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

MEC Fritz condemns Khayelitsha, Ravensmead & Delft shootings, residence report!

1 February 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns in the strongest terms the reported shootings over the past weekend, which resulted in numerous fatalities. Read More

Minister Fritz calls on province to make use of the WCPO

29 January 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls on residents to make use of the Western Cape Police Ombudsman’s (WCPO) services for the purposes of reporting policing inefficiencies and a breakdown in trust between communities and their... Read More

WCLA Update: Minister Fritz supports call for lifting of ban on sale of alcohol

27 January 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, echoes Premier Alan Winde’s call to relax the restrictions placed on the liquor industry, noting the severe economic pressure being experienced and the impact that this will have on job creation. Read More

Minister Fritz calls on accredited NHWs to obtain permits to patrol

21 January 2021

Minister Fritz calls on accredited neighbourhood watches to obtain permits to patrol Read More

Minister Fritz condemns assault by SAPS members in Worcester

20 January 2021

Minister Fritz condemns assault by SAPS members in Worcester; welcomes investigation into matter   Read More

Minister Fritz condemns robbery of Retreat CHC

19 January 2021

Minister Fritz condemns robbery of Retreat CHC, outlines strategy to improve hospital safety Read More

Minister Bheki Cele needs to focus on fighting violent crime

6 January 2021

Minister Bheki Cele has been on a power trip across the Western Cape this week, demonstrating a single-minded obsession with beaches. Read More

Accredited neighbourhood watches may patrol during curfew hours

31 December 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has consulted with SAPS in the Western Cape and confirmed that neighbourhood watches (NHW), accredited with the Department of Community Safety, may patrol under the new set of regulations. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes arrest of 4 border control police

23 December 2020

Minister Fritz welcomes arrest of 4 border control police for Montague Gardens robbery  Read More

LEAP Update: Minister Fritz commends LEAP on 54 arrests

22 December 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, commends the Law Enforcement Advancement Plan’s (LEAP) Learner Law Enforcement Officers (LLEOs), appointed through the Western Cape Safety Plan on the 54 arrests made between 7 -13 December 2020. Read More

27 non-compliant liquor vendors issued R2.564 million in fines

22 December 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has conducted 305 investigations into licensed liquor vendors reportedly contravening the Western Cape Liquor Act and the Disaster Management Act’s... Read More

Statement on Minister Cele’s heavily armed oversight of Cape Town beaches

18 December 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, was deeply concerned to see that the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, was escorted by heavily armed police officers to oversee compliance at some of Cape Town’s beaches yesterday. Read More

WCLA Update: MEC Fritz sends stern warning against unlicensed sale of alcohol

15 December 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has conducted 288 investigations into reports of non-compliance in terms of the Western Cape Liquor Act and the National Disaster Risk Management Act... Read More

MEC Fritz marks international anti-corruption day - report extortion

11 December 2020

To mark international anti-corruption day on 9 December 2020, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the consistent efforts made through the priority committee on organised crime and extortion; and calls on residents who have... Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes 228 arrests by LEAP in November

10 December 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the 228 arrests made by the Law Enforcement Advancement Plan’s (LEAP) Learner Law Enforcement Officers (LLEOs) deployed through the Western Cape Safety Plan (WCSP) between 2 – 29 November 2020. Read More

Minister Fritz submits SAPS Amendment Bill comments to the Civilian Secretariat

8 December 2020

Minister Fritz submits SAPS Amendment Bill comments to the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service Read More

WCLA Update: Minister Fritz commends WCLA on 103 enforcement operations

8 December 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA), has investigated 266 reports of non-compliance with the Western Cape Liquor Act and the National Disaster Risk Management Act’s Regulations between... Read More

Minster Fritz condemns stoning of 27-year-old Manenberg resident

7 December 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns in the strongest terms the reported stoning of Monray Phillips (27) on Saturday morning, 5 December 2020. His body found at 7:50am opposite a petrol station on Duinefontein Road, Manenberg. Read More

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