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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

MEC Fritz calls on Minister Cele to respond to neighbourhood watches' request

6 May 2020

PRESS RELEASE BY ALBERT FRITZ WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY Date: 6 May 2020 Release: immediately Read More

Minister Fritz conducts oversight over local and inter-provincial travel

5 May 2020

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, visited a roadblock with the Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela, on the M5 after the Athlone turnoff towards Muizenberg.  Read More

Additional safety resources to support municipalities

4 May 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has written to the Mayors of each district and local municipality in the province to assist them with additional security resources during the lockdown. Read More

Western Cape Liquor Authority investigates 43, suspends 16 licenses

4 May 2020

Between 23 March and 30 April 2020, the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) have conducted 43 investigations on matters of non-compliance with the National Disaster Regulations where liquor traders sold alcohol illegally during the lockdown. Read More

Roadblock to monitor local and inter-provincial travel

4 May 2020

MEDIA ALERT BY ALBERT FRITZ WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY & BONGINKOSI MADIKIZELA WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT & PUBLIC WORKS Date: 4 May 2020 Read More

Western Cape Liquor Authority investigates 37, suspends 14 licenses

29 April 2020

The Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) have conducted 37 investigations on matters of non-compliance with the National Disaster Regulations whereby liquor traders sold alcohol during the lockdown period. Read More

R690 960 allocated to support Chrysalis-JazzArt dancers

26 April 2020

Under the leadership of the Provincial Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, the Department of Community Safety has allocated R690 960 towards the appointment of twenty JazzArt dance interns. Read More

Western Cape Liquor Authority suspends 10 licenses, investigates 37

24 April 2020

To date, the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) have conducted 37 investigations on matters of non-compliance with the National Disaster Regulations whereby liquor traders sold alcohol during the lockdown period. Read More

Minister Fritz calls to allow accredited NHW's to operate in the WC

23 April 2020

Minister Fritz calls on Minister Cele to allow accredited Neighbourhood Watches to operate in Western Cape Read More

Minister Fritz condemns looting, malicious damage to property

21 April 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns the numerous lootings and incidents of malicious damage to property which have taken place across the province. During the lockdown, there have been reports of malicious damage to trucks and... Read More

Western Cape Safety Plan continues to support lockdown

20 April 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, commends the 500 newly deployed law enforcement officers, appointed through the Western Cape Safety Plan, who are supporting the enforcement of the lockdown. The law enforcement officers are working... Read More

Department of Community Safety redeploys security to support lockdown

15 April 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the redeployment of the Department of Community Safety’s (DOCS) Private Security and Security Support Team (SST) to support the enforcement of the lockdown in the province. Read More

Minister Fritz strongly condemns lootings

14 April 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns the looting of several food stores today. Incidents were reported in Mannenberg, Sherwood Park, Nyanga Junction and Gatesville. Read More

Minister Fritz sends stern warning to liquor traders

9 April 2020

To date, the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) have conducted 20 investigations on matters of non-compliance with the national regulations whereby liquor traders sold alcohol during the lockdown period. Read More

How the Western Cape Safety Plan is supporting the lockdown

6 April 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, commends the 500 newly deployed law enforcement officers, appointed through the Western Cape Safety Plan, who are playing a commendable role in supporting the enforcement of the lockdown. Read More

Police brutality will be investigated

2 April 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns any abuse of power by South African Police Service (SAPS) which includes Metro Police and Law Enforcement and by the South African National Defense Force (SANDF). Read More

Police Ombudsman asks citizens to lodge service delivery complaints against SAPS

1 April 2020

PRESS RELEASE BY JOHAN BRAND Western Cape Police Ombudsman Read More

#ThankYouWC: Let’s honour our service people during lockdown

31 March 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is calling on all residents in the Western Cape to acknowledge those in law enforcement, healthcare, food related services and other essential services by hanging the South African flag, as recommended... Read More

65 reported cases of failing to comply with lockdown conditions

27 March 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is calling all citizens to stay at home during the lockdown period and desist from irresponsible behaviour which contributes towards the spread of coronavirus disease or COVID-19. Read More

Anti-Dog Fighting Task Team convenes, remains committed to addressing scourge

25 March 2020

Today, the office of the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, convened its second meeting on the Anti-Dog Fighting Task Team. Read More

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