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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Next Steps on Taxi Inquiry

12 September 2005

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety Leonard Ramatlakane and Minister of Public Works and Transport Marius Fransman addressed the media on 13 September 2005 on recommendations contained in a report on investigation (Inquiry) into the Cape... Read More

Urgent Alert: Due to Protest on N2 Motorists Advised to Use Alternative Routes

5 July 2005

The Western Cape Department of Community Safety would like to inform motorists using the N2 towards and from Cape Town, that there is a protest march and a demonstration on the N2 near Khayelitsha (6 July 2005). Read More

Media Statement from Ministry at Provincial Anti-Rape Summit in Cape Town

22 June 2005

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety Leonard Ramatlakane has called on delegates at the Provincial Anti- Rape summit in Cape Town to "come up with a workable strategy that will in particular help children and women to have the courage report... Read More

Positive Crime Fighting in the Western Cape

20 June 2005

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety Leonard Ramatlakane says he's convinced that the SAPS are making positive inroads in the fight against crime. Read More

Taxi Ranks in Bellville, Brackenfell, Durbanville, Bloekombos are to Remain Closed Indefinitely.

6 April 2005

Minister Ramatlakane said, "The meeting has decided that the affected taxi ranks will remain closed." Read More

Media Alert: Activities to Promote Road Safety

22 March 2005

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety Leonard Ramatlakane will be participating in activities aimed at intensifying the road safety campaign (Arrive Alive) during this year’s Easter weekend holidays. Read More

MEC for Community Safety welcomes National Minster for Safety and Security in the Western Cape

15 March 2005

Western Cape MEC for Community Safety Leonard Ramatlakane will be accompanying his national counterpart Minister Charles Nqakula during his Imbizo to the province tommorrow. Read More

Safer Festive Season Programme Shows Results

7 February 2005

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety Leonard Ramatlakane said the anti-crime initiative of a Safer Festive Season programme, was proving to be a successful model and thus it will be maintained. Read More

Statement from Community Safety MEC on Arrests of Possible Syndicate Members

5 January 2005

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety Leonard Ramatlakane has welcomed the arrest of suspected members of an organized crime syndicate early this morning. Read More

Anti-Crime Blitz on Metrorail Trains

30 December 2004

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety, Leonard Ramatlakane, this morning (04:30am) led an anti-crime operation on Metrorail trains. Minister Ramatlakane was accompanied by Provincial Commissioner Mzwandile Petros, senior police officials... Read More

Media Alert: Visit to Golden Girls Haven, Langa by Minister Ramatlakane

20 December 2004

In his capacity as Acting Premier, Western Cape Minister for Community Safety Leonard Ramatlakane will visit 60 children aged between 5 and 15 years at the Golden Girls Haven in Langa later today (17h00). Departing from Langa police station. Read More

Police Thanksgiving and Medal Parade

14 December 2004

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety Leonard Ramatlakane will be a guest speaker at a thanksgiving and medal parade event hosted by the Strandfontein SAPS. The event is held to pay tribute to the role played by the Police in the fight... Read More

Launch of Uniform Constitution for Community Policing Forums

6 December 2004

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety, Leonard Ramatlakane, invites members of the media to the official launch of the Uniform Constitution for Community Policing Forums. Community Policing Forums (CPFs) were set up throughout the country as Read More

Safer Festive Season 2004/ 5 kick-off

23 November 2004

"Towards making the Western Cape a Safer Home for All this festive season" Read More

Minister Hosts Security Indaba

16 November 2004

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety Leonard Ramatlakane today hosted a Security Indaba involving a broad representation of Cape Town's private security industry. Read More

Arrival of New Police Constables

15 November 2004

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety Leonard Ramatlakane has welcomed the arrival of 1700 new police constables who graduated in grand style at the Good Hope Centre on 9 November 2004. Minister Ramatlakane said in a statement that " This... Read More

White Collar "High Flyer" Criminal Nabbed

26 October 2004

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety, Leonard Ramatlakane, has welcomed the arrest of another 'high flyer' by members of the Criminal Justice Cluster (SAPS, NPA, Scorpions, NIA, Correctional Services) today. (27 October 2004) Read More

Major Breakthrough in the Case of the Missing Blanche Van Der Westhuisen

25 September 2004

Mr Moegamat Sallie and his girlfriend, 24 year old Blanche van der Westhuisen, went missing on the 7th August 2004 at 22h20 when they left her Bishop Lavis home and were reported missing by her family on Sunday 8th August 15H40 at the Bishop Lavis... Read More

Conflict Between Residents in Clanwilliam

23 September 2004

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety Leonard Ramatlakane says the conflict between residents in an informal settlement in Clanwilliam, is not "ethnically related". Read More

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