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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Police and Communities will not Negotiate with Gangs

26 November 2009

The police and communities will not allow gangs to use neighbourhoods as fields of gang fights and bloodshed, says the Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max.  Read More

Situation in Vrygrond is Under Control

25 November 2009

The situation in the Steenberg and the Vrygrond settlement is of extreme concern for the police as well as the Department of Community Safety, says the Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max.  Read More

Bellville Driver Arrested for Speeding in Beaufort-West

25 November 2009

Provincial Traffic officers arrested a speeding driver in Beaufort West on Monday at 15:00 when he drove his black BMW vehicle at 140km/h in a 60km/h speed zone.  Read More

MEC Max Meet Long Distance Bus and Taxi Owners on Safety of Transport

19 November 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Read More

Media Alert: Neighbourhood Watch Volunteers Graduate in Mitchell's Plain

18 November 2009

The graduation ceremony of 235 neighbourhood watch volunteers from Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha will take place on Saturday. This is part of a joint venture between the Department of Community Safety and the City of Cape Town's Urban Renewal... Read More

MEC Max Warns on Speeding and Reckless Driving

16 November 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max expresses his concern on the two recent fatal crashes, in Pinelands and Durbanville, which claimed the lives of five young people.  Read More

MEC Max Condemn Assault on Traffic Officers

15 November 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max strongly condemned the assault on two Provincial Traffic officers by a drunken driver and his passengers near Macassar on Sunday afternoon.  Read More

MEC Max Condemn the Killing of Another Child

15 November 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max conveys his condolences to the family of the murdered eight (8) year old Yunus Desai whose body was found near Rocklands, Mitchells Plain on Sunday.  Read More

Community Safety MEC Max attends Long Service Ceremony and Public Participation Meeting

10 November 2009

1. The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. MEC Max, will address 26 employees of the Department, when they will receive their *Long Service certificates during a ceremony on 12 November 2009. (* 26 Community Safety employees with 20 and 30 continuous... Read More

Shooting Incident Claiming the Lives of Woman and Traffic Officer to be Investigated

9 November 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max. Read More

Clampdown on Traffic Offenders, especially Drunk Drivers, to be Maintained

8 November 2009

The Integrated Summer Traffic Law Enforcement Programme is closing the gate on all transgressors of the roads. This clampdown will be maintained throughout the Festive Season, said the MEC for Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Max to Visit Kewtown, Athlone After Gang-Related Violence

4 November 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, will visit several houses in Kewtown, Athlone, on Friday, 6 November 2009. During this visit Max will interact with residents on the recent spate of gang-related shooting in the area and also visit... Read More

Car Accident Injuring Deputy Minister will be Thoroughly Investigated

31 October 2009

The Minister for Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, is deeply shocked with the tragic accident in which the National Deputy Minister of Human Settlements, Mrs. Zou Kota-Fredericks and her driver were seriously injured in a head-on collision on... Read More

Operation Vala Closes the Roads for 40 Drunk Drivers

29 October 2009

Thirty seven (37) drivers were arrested during an Operation *Vala roadblock held on the N2 (next to the Cape Town International) by Police and Provincial Traffic on Friday night. Only four drunk drivers were arrested at the other nine similar road... Read More

Police will Hunt Twelve Murderers of Baby Onele Down

29 October 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, slammed the coldhearted attack by twelve unidentified men on the household of Mfuleni businessman, Mr. Siya Dyofile, fatally wounding his six month-old child, Onele. Read More

Extracts from MEC Max's Diary for 26-29 October 2009

25 October 2009

(*this clips does not include the MEC's other Ministerial commitments for this week) Tuesday, 27 October 2009 1. Community Policing Forums in the Metro (last leg of CPF Road Show) Read More

Murderers of Innocent Children will be Hunted, Caught and Brought to Justice

24 October 2009

The MEC for Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, has expressed his appreciation that the alleged murderer and rapist of a seven (7) year old girl from Sir Lowrys Pass have been arrested on Sunday morning by the police. Read More

Zero Tolerance towards Drunk Drivers

24 October 2009

The MEC for Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, has expressed his appreciation that 29 drivers were removed from the Province's roads during a roadblock held on the N2 (next to the Cape Town International) by Police and Provincial Traffic on Friday... Read More

Media Alert: MEC Max Speaks at Wreath Laying Ceremony for Officers who Died in the Line of Duty

21 October 2009

The MEC for Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max will deliver the keynote address during a combined ceremony to commemorate officers who died in the line of duty as well as members of the public who died in crime incidents and road accidents. Read More

Media Alert: Programme of MEC Max for 14-15 October 2009

12 October 2009

1. National Minister of Police, Mr. Nathi Mthetwa and MEC Max visit family of slain street committee member, Mr. Mervyn Jacobs Venue: 41 Hugenote Street, Tafelsig Date: Wednesday, 14 October 2009 Time: 08:30 Read More

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