News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Appointment of New Police Commissioner Will be a Thorough Consultative Process

18 August 2010

It has come to my attention through various newspaper reports today that there is widespread speculation about the successor to Western Cape Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Mzwandile Petros, who was yesterday officially transferred to Gauteng. Read More

Road Construction Work on N7 between Malmesbury and Piketberg

17 August 2010

For the past eleven months the West Coast has experienced a total of three thousand one hundred and sixty five (3165) accidents. According to research ninety five percent (95%) of all traffic accidents are preceded by a traffic contravention and... Read More

Western Cape to Get a New Police Commissioner

17 August 2010

Today I have officially been informed by the National Police Commissioner, General Bheki Cele that Provincial Police Commissioner Mzwandile Petros has been transferred with immediate effect and will take up his new position as Provincial... Read More

Accurate Crime Stats are Needed for Effective Service Delivery

16 August 2010

As the Minister of the Community Safety it is my constitutional duty to ensure that the people of the Western Cape receive a proper and professional service from the South African Police Service (SAPS). Read More

Fifty Five Drunk Drivers Arrested Over Weekend During Provincial Traffic 'Safely Home' Operation

14 August 2010

Due to increased law enforcement efforts Provincial Traffic Services manage to get fifty five (55) drunk drivers safely off the road, we also arrested a motorist for having twenty five (25) mandrax tablets in his possession, and a motorist for... Read More

Thirty Five Arrested Over Weekend During Provincial 'Safely Home' Operations

8 August 2010

Provincial Traffic Services arrested thirty one (31) drunk drivers, two (2) drivers for overloading their goods vehicles and two (2) persons for the possession of dagga, during operations over the past long weekend.During operations: Read More

Fifty Six Drivers Arrested Over Weekend for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

31 July 2010

Provincial Traffic Services had several "Safely Home" roadblocks during the past weekend. The focus areas of these "Safely Home" roadblocks were, to monitor drivers driving under the influence. Read More

Forty Two Drivers Arrested Over Weekend for Driving under the Influence of Alocohol

24 July 2010

Provincial Traffic Services had twenty two (22) "Safely Home" roadblocks during the past weekend. The focus areas of these "Safely Home" roadblocks were, to monitor drivers driving under the influence of alcohol and to check for vehicle... Read More

Police Brutality has No Place in the Western Cape

12 July 2010

The latest incident involving the assault of a civilian by police officers in Durbanville yesterday, once again re-iterates the need for civilian oversight, and in this regard, I strongly condemn the behaviour of the officers concerned. Read More

MEC backs Cape Flats Learners in Preparation for the Job Market

11 July 2010

Today I visited the Vrygrond Community Centre, where the Department of Community Safety in conjunction with Etafeni (a community development organisation) is working with unemployed youth from the Vrygrond community and surrounds, to empower and... Read More

Traffic Authorities Act Swiftly to Avoid another Bus Accident

1 July 2010

Proactive behaviour on the part of traffic authorities has today led to another SA Roadlink bus driver being arrested on charges of reckless and negligent driving. Read More

Traffic Law Enforcement Out in Full Force

12 June 2010

The first weekend of the 2010 World Cup soccer tournament saw an increase in traffic on Western Cape roads with law enforcement authorities out in full force to clamp down on those breaking the law.  Read More

Media Invitation to Join MEC Max at Safely Home Checkpiont

7 June 2010

The media is invited to join Western Cape Community Safety MEC, Lennit Max, and law enforcement officials from provincial traffic, local traffic and South African Police Services (SAPS) at a Safely Home checkpoint on the N1 near Worcester at 1pm... Read More

Ministers Launch Safely Home Fatigue Management Campaign

5 June 2010

To highlight the risks of fatigue while driving Minister of Community Safety, Advocate Lennit Max and Minister of Transport, Robin Carlisle, this weekend launched a two month Safely Home Fatigue Management Campaign on provincial roads. Read More

MEC to Congratulate New Traffic Officer at Graduation Day Parade

2 June 2010

Western Cape Community Safety MEC, Lennit Max, will tomorrow (Friday, 4 June 2010) address and congratulate sixty three (63) learners of the Gene Louw Traffic College at their graduation day parade. Read More

Media Alert: Launch of Safely Home Fatigue Management Campaign

2 June 2010

Under the banner of the Western Cape's Safely Home Campaign, the Department of Community Safety together with the Department of Transport will launch a two month provincial Fatigue Management Campaign tomorrow night (Friday 4 June, 2010). Read More

Safely Home's Cell-Phone and Seatbelt Focus is Paying Off Says MEC Max

1 June 2010

An intensified Back-to-Basics focus on road safety by provincial and city authorities over the last three months has seen thousands of motorists fined for talking on cell-phones while driving and for not wearing their seatbelts. Read More

Media Alert: MEC to Release Safely Home Back-to-Basics Results

31 May 2010

Tomorrow, (Wednesday 2 June, 2010) Western Cape Community Safety MEC, Lennit Max, will release the results of the Safely Home Back-to-Basics focus on cellular phone and seatbelt offences by provincial and city authorities since the launch of the... Read More

Safely Home Weekend Blitz: Sixty four (64) Drunk Drivers Arrested

29 May 2010

The Integrated Safely Home traffic blitz on provincial roads saw sixty four (64) people arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, pushing the total number of those arrested for the offence to one hundred and ninety three (193) at the end... Read More

Unroadworthy Buses Entering Western Cape: MEC writes to Northern Cape Counterpart

26 May 2010

Western Cape Community Safety MEC, Lennit Max today wrote to the Northern Cape MEC for Transport, Safety and Liaison, Patrick Mabilo, to address the seemingly slack law enforcement by that province's traffic officials which directly impacts on road... Read More

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