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

News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Minister Fritz welcomes training of LEAP to address liquor complaints

8 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the additional training provided to Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) law enforcement officers appointed through the Western Cape Safety Plan, to attend to liquor related complaints. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes no bail for Quku’s alleged murderer

7 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the ruling not to grant bail to Lona Mzingeli (25) who is accused of murdering Amahle Quku (17). The matter was heard today amidst related protest action outside of Wynberg Court, calling for... Read More

WCPO agrees to investigate secondary victimization

3 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the Western Cape Police Ombudsman (WCPO), Mr JJ Brand's investigation into cases of secondary victimization (SV). Read More

Minister Fritz condemns conduct by CoCT law enforcement officers in Khayelitsha

2 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns the conduct of four City of Cape Town law enforcement officers in Khayelitsha yesterday, which infringed on the human dignity of a resident in the province. This conduct has no place in the... Read More

Minister Fritz consults with Khayelitsha FBOs on responding to Covid-19

2 July 2020

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, hosted a consultation with approximately 30 Faith Based Organisations (FBO) from Khayelitsha, Lingelethu West, Harare, Mfuleni and Kleinvlei.  Read More

Minister Fritz condemns Philippi 2 shootings, killing 6

1 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has condemned in the strongest terms the two shooting incidents which were reported in Philippi East within the Nyanga Cluster yesterday, killing six people in total.  Read More

Chrysalis Academy launches virtual photo album in youth month

30 June 2020

Today, Chrysalis Academy launched its virtual and living photo album, marking its twentieth anniversary as we conclude youth month. Read More

MEC Fritz calls on public to have their say - liquor license application process

30 June 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the 82 investigations conducted by the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) between 21 March and 26 June 2020, resulting in the suspension of 34 licenses. Read More

Chrysalis Academy to launch virtual photo album in youth month

29 June 2020

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, together with the CEO of Chrysalis Academy, Dr Lucille Meyer, and Chrysalis’ Head of Training, Janine Turner, will present the Academy's virtual photo album, marking its twentieth anniversary as... Read More

LEAP arrest 30 for possession of illicit substances and rail-related crime

29 June 2020

LEAP arrest 30 for possession of illicit substances, rail-related crime & possession of ammunition and firearms Read More

Disciplinary action against Khayelitsha SAPS officer

25 June 2020

PRESS RELEASE BY ALBERT FRITZ WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY Date: 25 June 2020 Release: immediately Read More

Minister Fritz calls on illegal liquor traders to become licensed

23 June 2020

PRESS RELEASE BY ALBERT FRITZ WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY Date: 23 June 2020 Release: immediately Read More

Minister Fritz condemns rape and murder of 17-year-old woman

22 June 2020

PRESS RELEASE BY ALBERT FRITZ WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY Date: 22 June 2020 Release: immediately Read More

MEC Fritz calls for WC Liquor Authority to work with licensees-flatten the curve

17 June 2020

PRESS RELEASE BY ALBERT FRITZ WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY Date: 17 June 2020 Release: immediately Read More

Chrysalis graduates deployed to Khayelitsha hotspot

15 June 2020

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, held a press briefing on the training provided to Chrysalis youth graduates, marking their deployment into the Khayelitsha targeted COVID-19 hotspot, the day before youth day. Read More

Chrysalis graduates to spread awareness of COVID-19 in Khayelitsha

14 June 2020

Tomorrow, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will provide a briefing on the training programme for Chrysalis graduates, marking the launch of the targeted COVID-19 hotspot programme and their deployment as of Monday 15 June in... Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes briefing of NHWs in Khayelitsha

13 June 2020

Today, the Department of Community Safety held a briefing session for Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) members in Khayelitsha. The purpose of the session was to provide a briefing to the volunteers on the targeted COVID-19 hotspot area programme and to... Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes arrests of 5 in suspected LGBTQI murder

12 June 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the five arrests made by SAPS of suspects for the murder of 16-year-old Liyabona Mabishi, who was stabbed 13 times in Nkanini, Khayelitsha, on 21 March, Human Rights Day. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes findings of WCPO investigation into train arson

11 June 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the findings by the Western Cape Police Ombudsman (WCPO), Mr JJ Brand, following his investigation into the constitutional duties of SAPS and the allegation that SAPS is unable to prevent... Read More

WC Liquor Authority investigates 65, suspends 32 licenses

9 June 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the 65 investigations conducted by the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA). Read More

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