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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Moorreesburg K-9 Unit make significant drug and illicit liquor busts

2 December 2020

Moorreesburg K-9 makes significant drug and illicit liquor busts in just one month Read More

WCLA Update: WCLA issues up to R2.4 million in fines

1 December 2020

WCLA Update: WCLA issues up to R2.4 million in fines to liquor vendors flouting COVID-19 regulations Read More

16 Days of Activism: How the Department of Community Safety Supports You

30 November 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that as we embark on 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence over the period of 25 November and 10 December, it is important that we use this period not only as a time for action but... Read More

MEC Fritz calls on suitably qualified candidates - apply for WC Police Ombudsman

25 November 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the invitation for all interested persons to apply to be appointed in terms of section 11 of the Western Cape Community Safety Act, 2013 (Act 3 of 2013) (the Act), as the Western Cape... Read More

Minister Fritz calls on liquor vendors and consumers to exercise caution

24 November 2020

Minister Fritz calls on liquor vendors and consumers to exercise caution amid Black Friday sales. The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has conducted 242 investigations between 27 March... Read More

Minister Fritz calls on liquor vendors and consumers to exercise caution

24 November 2020

Minister Fritz calls on liquor vendors and consumers to exercise caution amid Black Friday sales. The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has conducted 242 investigations between 27 March... Read More

​We must address our province’s violence epidemic, now.

23 November 2020

Two weeks ago, I was alerted to the cruel and senseless murder of Jordan Moore (16) in Atlantis. Jordan and his two friends were approached at the park and threatened at gun point by gangsters with pit bulls. They were told to buy beer for them at a... Read More

Minister Fritz undertakes oversight visit to Brackenfell this morning

20 November 2020

Minister Fritz undertakes oversight visit to Brackenfell this morning; calls for calm Read More

MEC Fritz welcomes WC Safety Plan progress through joint efforts

12 November 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the progress made on the implementation of the Western Cape Safety Plan through its partnership with the Read More

WCLA Update: MEC Fritz welcomes increase in licensing fees

11 November 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has conducted 209 investigations into liquor vendors who were reportedly contravening the Western Cape Liquor Act (the Act) and the National Disaster... Read More

Minister Fritz provides safe space to 60 Hanover Park youth during exam period

9 November 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is providing 60 grade 12 learners from schools in Hanover Park with a safe space to prepare for the 2020 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations over the period 5 November 2020 to 11 December ... Read More

MEC Fritz writes to Minister Cele on meeting with extortion steering committee

9 November 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has written to the Minister of Police, General Bheki Cele, urgently requesting that the transversal steering committee on organised crime and extortion in the province be convened and meet. Read More

Minister Fritz condemns spate of murders over the past weekend

9 November 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns in the strongest terms the reported murders which took place over the past weekend. Minister Fritz furthers calls on SAPS to leave no stone unturned in their investigations and ensure that... Read More

Minister Fritz notes WC Police Ombudsman’s resignation and commends his service

5 November 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that Mr Johan Brand has resigned from his post as the Western Cape Police Ombudsman. Minister Fritz thanks Mr Brand for his thorough work while serving in the post which has impacted positively... Read More

WCLA Update: Minister Fritz welcomes WCLA’s clean audit

4 November 2020

The Minster of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the Auditor Generals findings, noting that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has received its first unqualified audit with no findings or a ‘clean audit’. Read More

Minister Fritz calls on transversal committee on organised crime to convene

3 November 2020

Minister Fritz calls on transversal committee on organised crime to convene and investigate Gugulethu shooting Read More

Minister Fritz to brief media on Department’s submission on SAPS Bill

2 November 2020

Minister Fritz to brief media on Department’s submission on SAPS Bill and its impact on neighbourhood watches Read More

Minister Fritz concerned about neighbourhood watch amendments in SAPS Bill

2 November 2020

Minister Fritz concerned about neighbourhood watch amendments in SAPS Amendment Bill Read More

Minister Fritz pleased with LEAP’s progress in Hanover Park since redeployment

29 October 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the progress made since the redeployment of Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) law enforcement officers (LEOS), appointed through the Western Cape Safety Plan, into Hanover Park on Monday... Read More

Minister Fritz calls on residents to report liquor vendors operating illegally

28 October 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls on residents to report liquor vendors operating outside of the law. Read More

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