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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Media Release: Launch of DoCS Youth Safety Religious Programme June 2019

13 June 2019

Today, Minister Albert Fritz will be joined by officials of the Department of Community Safety, members of the religious fraternity and young people to launch this year’s Read More

Minister Albert Fritz statement on attack on Members of the Anti-Gang Unit

12 June 2019

It is with great concern that I received news this morning that 6 members of our Anti-Gang Unit were attacked and injured in the early hours of this morning while on duty in Samora Machel.     Read More

Media Release: Minister Fritz Condemns Spate In Murders In Western Cape

10 June 2019

The Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns in the strongest terms the murder of over 14 individuals in the past week  and calls on the National Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, to intervene and put an end to these Read More

Media Release: Western Cape Police Reward Information on Escaped Convict

30 May 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, commends the decision by SAPS to offer a reward for information on the whereabouts of a convicted murderer Phelo Mtala who escaped from Wynberg Magistrates Court on 17 May. Read More

Swearing in of Members and Inauguration of Western Cape Premier

21 May 2019

Tomorrow, 22 May 2019, the Members of the 6th Provincial Parliament of the Western Cape will be sworn in. During the sitting, the election of the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Premier will also take place. Read More

Media Release: Police Ombudsman to Investigate SAPS in Overstrand Area

20 May 2019

We welcome the notice given by the Provincial Police Ombudsman that he will be investigating the South African Police Service (SAPS) operation in the Overstrand area. Read More

Media Release: Minister Winde to Report SAPS to Provincial Parliament

7 May 2019

Media Release: Minister Winde to Report SAPS to Provincial Parliament Following Alleged False Responses Last night, the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, once again showed how out of touch he is with the reality of crime faced by Western Cape... Read More

Police mismanagement is a crime: Almost 2000 people murdered in six months in WC

6 May 2019

POLICE MISMANAGEMENT IS A CRIME: CLOSE TO 2000 RESIDENTS MURDERED IN SIX MONTHS IN WESTERN CAPE Read More

Western Cape Cabinet Launches Intergovernmental Dispute on Policing

29 April 2019

The Western Cape Government Cabinet has given notice that it is declaring an intergovernmental dispute with the ANC-led national government about its failure to address the Province’s Policing Needs and Priorities (PnP). Read More

Media Release: Make safety number one priority this Easter

17 April 2019

I call on all citizens to ensure that they not only focus on their own safety, but also the safety of their family members and broader community, this Easter. Read More

Media Release: Allow SAPS to establish facts on Bellville Police Station fire

16 April 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde has called on the police service to fully investigate the cause of today’s fire at the Bellville Police station. It is reported that two administrative offices have been damaged during the blaze which... Read More

Media Release:Accreditation of 29 NHW's will strengthen crime fighting efforts

15 April 2019

ACCREDITATION OF 29 NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCHES WILL STRENGTHEN CRIME FIGHTING EFFORTS 15 April 2019 Read More

Protestors Erode Safety, Impact on Schools and Healthcare

12 April 2019

I welcome the arrest of 20 protestors in Lwandle for public violence, and call on the police to bring this same energy to arresting the instigators of yesterday’s Khayelitsha protests. Read More

Minister Winde Calls For Swift Arrest of Known Khayelitsha Protest Instigators

11 April 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, has called for the swift arrest of the instigators of this morning’s protest in Khayelitsha, which erupted in chaos. Read More

State of Urban Safety Report Confirms Need for Drastic Crime Intervention

11 April 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde says the 2018/19 State of Urban Safety in South Africa report is an indictment of SAPS’ response to crime in our province. Read More

341 Murders in March – Emergency Measure Needed

8 April 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde says the Western Cape’s murder rate continues to be alarmingly high, despite the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele claiming that their “interventions are yielding success.” In March 2019, 341 people were... Read More

Winde Encourages Chrysalis Graduates to Embrace Life Changing Opportunity

6 April 2019

Media Release: Winde Encourages Chrysalis Graduates to Embrace Life Changing Opportunity Read More

Media Alert: Invitation to Chrysalis Academy Graduation

5 April 2019

Media are invited to attend the graduation ceremony of 18 CHARLIE on Saturday, 6 April 2019, at the Chrysalis Academy in Tokai. The Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde will deliver the keynote address. Read More

The new kid in the Neighbourhood - The NHW Brand

5 April 2019

The Neighbourhood Watch Volunteerism Campaign is the result of the call by Minister Alan Winde for the professionalisation of the NHW Accreditation and Support Programme in order to enhance the image of the programme and reinforce safety messages... Read More

Media Release: Winde calls for calm following deaths at Caledon protests

4 April 2019

I am angered by reports of 2 deaths and 1 injury as a result of protest action which took place in Caledon this morning. My thoughts are with the families of the victims in this devastating time. Read More

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