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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

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

Despite the Downtrend in Crime, Much More Still Needs to be Done says Acting Premier Leonard Ramatlakane

20 September 2004

Western Cape MEC for Community Safety and Acting Premier Leonard Ramatlakane says despite the downtrend in crime in the province, much more still needs to be done to ensure that women and children feel safe. Read More

National Strike by Public Servants: Statement by Acting Premier Leonard Ramatlakane

14 September 2004

The Western Cape Provincial Government has noted intentions by trade unions COSATU and the South African Democratic Teachers Union to embark on a national strike in support of wage increase demands. Read More

Statement by Western Cape Minister For Community Safety Leonard Ramatlakane

2 August 2004

Commenting on remarks made by Opposition political parties at a Media conference on 03 August in the Western Cape Legislature, Western Cape Minister for Community Safety Leonard Ramatlakane said: Read More

Ministry Comments on Crime Watch Patrol Issue

29 July 2004

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety Leonard Ramatlakane says he has noted with concern media reports of the incident where Provincial Police Commissioner Mzwandile Petros was made unwelcome at a meeting called to discuss the suspension of a... Read More

SAPS Memorial Wall for Fallen Colleagues Unveiled : Cape Town

22 July 2004

A memorial wall, remembering sixty-one police officers attached to various Units of the South African Police Service in the Western Cape who since 1994 paid the highest price for their Country whilst performing their duty, was unveiled by the... Read More

Minister Ramatlakane appeals for community partnership in curbing crime and attacks on N2 road users.

5 July 2004

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety Leonard Ramatlakane says solving the crime and attacks on motorists on the N2 freeway is also part of the service delivery deposits that the Western Cape provincial government is committed to. Read More

Community Patrol Officers contract coming to an end on 30 June 2004

29 June 2004

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety Leonard Ramatlakane says " We have been aware since June 2003 as government and the CPO Directorate that the Community Patrol Officers contract was coming to an end on 30 June 2004" Read More

Restaurant Robbery - Robbers arrested after shootout with police on the N2

29 June 2004

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety has commended the members of the South African Police Services for their swift action that led to the arrrest of five persons who had staged an unsuccesful robbery of a restaurant in Woodstock last night (... Read More

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