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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Minister Fritz condemns mass shooting in Elsies River

18 September 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns in the strongest terms the shooting and killing of four young people in Elsies River last night. Read More

WCG welcomes SANDF deployment extension but changes must be made

17 September 2019

Western Cape Government welcomes SANDF deployment extension but changes must be made Read More

Slow rate of destroying illegal firearms a risk to Western Cape safety

16 September 2019

On Thursday, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, received an oral question from Reagen Allen, MPL, during the parliamentary sitting. Read More

Crime stats reveal police are failing to arrest crime

13 September 2019

Joint statement by Premier Alan Winde and Minister Albert Fritz: Stats prove that police are failing to arrest crime Read More

Minister Fritz calls for greater intelligence gathering on truck petrol bombings

10 September 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has condemned in the strongest terms the three petrol-bomb attacks on trucks along the N7 in the Western Cape earlier this morning and a fourth attack near Lwandle, Strand, on Monday night. Read More

Minister Fritz releases know your station commander booklet

6 September 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has noted the reported slow response times of the 10111 call centre and has released the Read More

CPF Elections have officially begun

5 September 2019

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, together with the Deputy Provincial Commissioner Major General Manci, and the Provincial Electoral Officer for the Western Cape, Reverend Courtney Sampson; officially pledged support t Read More

Minister Fritz, Provincial Commissioner & IEC to mark beginning of CPF elections

4 September 2019

Tomorrow, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, together with the Acting Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sindile Mfazi, and the Provincial Electoral Officer for the Western Cape, Reverend Courtney Sampson; will Read More

How the Department of Community Safety supports the criminal justice system

2 September 2019

Opinion Editorial by Albert Fritz Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Read More

Minister Fritz commends SAPS arrest for missing UCT student

2 September 2019

Minister Fritz commends SAPS arrest for missing UCT student, condemns gender based violence Read More

Minister Fritz seeks clarity on SAPS’ ammunition shortage

28 August 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the SAPS are reportedly experiencing an ammunitions shortage which impacts on officers' ability to complete their firearms proficiency tests. Read More

‘DA Governance is Our Last Hope at a Safe and Prosperous South Africa’

23 August 2019

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier and Cabinet Colleagues, Honourable Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Members of the WCPP, Special Guests, NGO and community leaders, Citizens of the Western Cape, Read More

Minister Fritz condemns murder of SANDF soldier

23 August 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns the burning of a SANDF soldier in his car on Sunday, 18 August 2019. The SANDF have confirmed that the 41 year old victim was a soldier deployed for Operation Lockdown. Read More

1037 Illegal Firearms recovered in 8 months

22 August 2019

Following an oral question to the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, today; it was revealed that SAPS have recovered 1037 illegal firearms since November 2019. Minister Fritz calls on Police Minister Bheki Cele, to urgently ensure that... Read More

Neighbourhood Watches get a new look

20 August 2019

Yesterday, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, launched the new Neighbourhood Watch brand in George, whilst participating in a panel discussion on the importance of Neighbourhood Watches. Read More

Minister Fritz honours women in NHW and CPFs

19 August 2019

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, hosted a high tea in Lentegeur to recognise the contributions of women who are Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) volunteers and Community Policing Forum (CPF) members.  Please see photos attached. Read More

Minister Fritz notes failures to charge those arrested during SANDF intervention

19 August 2019

Minister Fritz notes failures to charge those arrested during SANDF intervention, offers Court Watching Brief services Read More

Neighbourhood Watches to get a new look

19 August 2019

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will be launching the new Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) brand, whilst participating in a panel discussion on the importance of NHWs. Read More

Minister Fritz honours women in NHW and CPFs

15 August 2019

Tomorrow, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will be hosting a high tea in Lentegeur to recognise the contribution of the women who are Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) volunteers and Community Policing Forum (CPF) members. Read More

Minister Fritz meets with safety stakeholders over weekend N2 violence

14 August 2019

Yesterday, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, hosted a community meeting in Strand following the numerous attacks which took place on the N2 over the past weekend. Read More

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