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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Media Release: High Levels of Absenteeism Reported At Various SAPS Stations

19 March 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, says he is concerned by reports of high level absenteeism amongst police officers in the Western Cape. This comes after officers threatened to embark on a go slow strike last week. Read More

Three Months, More Deaths: Cele Takes No Action to Fix Police Resourcing

19 March 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, says that three months after his bruising court loss on how police officers are allocated, the national Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, has yet to take any corrective action. Read More

Threats of Go-Slow Strike in SAPS Indicative of ANC Inability to Manage Service

14 March 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, says he is deeply concerned about reports of an imminent go-slow strike by police officers in the Province, allegedly due to dissatisfaction about promotions in the service. Read More

Media Release: Murders Largely Unchanged Despite Anti-Gang Unit

13 March 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde says the Western Cape’s murder rate remains largely unchanged, despite the launch of the ANC national government’s self-lauded Anti-Gang Unit in November 2018. Read More

Minister Cele Has Still Not Withdrawn Appeal against Equality Court Findings

11 March 2019

Minister Bheki Cele Has Still Not Withdrawn Appeal against Equality Court Finding On Police Resourcing Read More

Media Release: Women: The Protectors Of Our Communities

8 March 2019

Today, as we mark International Women’s Day, my thoughts are with the brave women who stand up against crime in our communities. Read More

Community Safety celebrates partnership with religious fraternity

7 March 2019

Today, Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde commended the religious fraternity in the Province for its continued partnership with the Department, through the Youth Safety and Religious Partne Read More

Department Extends Its Appreciation to Its Partners in the Religious Fraternity

6 March 2019

On 7 March 2019 the Youth Safety and Religion Partnership (YSRP) programme (Directorate: Safety Promotion and Partnerships) hosted the representatives of the religious fraternity who participated in the programme during 2019 at an Appreciation Event... Read More

Media Release: Western Cape South African Police Service Management in Disarray

5 March 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde says urgent intervention is needed in the police’s senior management in the Western Cape. Read More

Media Alert:Minister Bheki Cele Says No to Army Deployment in Gang-Ravaged Areas

28 February 2019

Provincial Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, says he is disappointed that the national Minister of Police, Bheki Cele has rejected his request for the deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to gang-ravaged c Read More

Media Release:Deepening Centralisation of Police Management a concern,says Winde

27 February 2019

DEEPENING CENTRALISATION OF POLICE MANAGEMENT A CONCERN, SAYS WINDE 27 February 2019 Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, has raised concerns about deepening centralisation of policing management and functions. Read More

Minister Winde’s Pilot Project Aimed at Getting Police Back On Our Streets

25 February 2019

Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, says the pilot project, which saw Western Cape Government volunteers doing duty as Commissioners of Oaths so that police officers can focus on averting crime, has proven to be hugely s Read More

Winde Calls for Roll Out of Staff Certification Project to Gang-Ravaged Areas

25 February 2019

Winde Calls for Urgent Roll Out Of Government Staff Certification Project to Gang-Ravaged Mitchells Plain And Bishop Lavis/Bonteheuwel Read More

Nominations now open for the Neighbourhood Watch Awards

22 February 2019

The City of Cape Town’s annual Neighbourhood Watch Awards event celebrates individuals and groups within the neighbourhood watch fraternity who go above and beyond the call of duty.: Read More

DOCS Exhibits at the International Mother Language Day

22 February 2019

The Department of Community Safety was honoured to exhibit at the celebration of the International Mother Language Day (IMLD), held on Friday, 22 February 2019, at the Khayelitsha Community Centre, in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Read More

Media Release:Army Should Stop Parading; Be A Force Multiplier Against Crime

20 February 2019

Provincial Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, has said that instead of going on week long, expensive parades paid for by taxpayers, the army should be deployed across communities in the Province, where an urgent need to address high crime... Read More

Media Release: 100 Days as Minister of Community Safety

19 February 2019

21st Century approach to crime fighting Pushing our mandate to the limit Fighting gun crime – R10 000 reward R5 million toward reservists Launch of crime fighter recognition awards Read More

Media Alert: Minister Alan Winde to Highlight First 100 Days in Office

18 February 2019

Tomorrow, 19 February 2019, Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde will conduct a press conference, where he will unpack his first 100 days in office. Read More

Media Release: Investigate if Unqualified Promotions are Taking Place in WC SAPS

14 February 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde has expressed his shock at reports that unqualified SAPS members are allegedly being promoted due to their political affiliation. Read More

MEC Winde Launches Project Aimed At Getting Police Officers Back On Our Streets

12 February 2019

Today (12 February 2019), Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, launched a week-long pilot project which sees Western Cape Government volunteers doing duty as Commissioners of Read More

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