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News and Speeches for Department of Community Safety

Nominations now open for the Neighbourhood Watch Awards

22 February 2019

The City of Cape Town’s annual Neighbourhood Watch Awards event celebrates individuals and groups within the neighbourhood watch fraternity who go above and beyond the call of duty.: Read More

DOCS Exhibits at the International Mother Language Day

22 February 2019

The Department of Community Safety was honoured to exhibit at the celebration of the International Mother Language Day (IMLD), held on Friday, 22 February 2019, at the Khayelitsha Community Centre, in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Read More

Media Release:Army Should Stop Parading; Be A Force Multiplier Against Crime

20 February 2019

Provincial Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, has said that instead of going on week long, expensive parades paid for by taxpayers, the army should be deployed across communities in the Province, where an urgent need to address high crime... Read More

Media Release: 100 Days as Minister of Community Safety

19 February 2019

21st Century approach to crime fighting Pushing our mandate to the limit Fighting gun crime – R10 000 reward R5 million toward reservists Launch of crime fighter recognition awards Read More

Media Alert: Minister Alan Winde to Highlight First 100 Days in Office

18 February 2019

Tomorrow, 19 February 2019, Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde will conduct a press conference, where he will unpack his first 100 days in office. Read More

Media Release: Investigate if Unqualified Promotions are Taking Place in WC SAPS

14 February 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde has expressed his shock at reports that unqualified SAPS members are allegedly being promoted due to their political affiliation. Read More

MEC Winde Launches Project Aimed At Getting Police Officers Back On Our Streets

12 February 2019

Today (12 February 2019), Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, launched a week-long pilot project which sees Western Cape Government volunteers doing duty as Commissioners of Read More

Media Alert: Minister Alan Winde to Certify Citizens’ Documents in Safety Kiosk

11 February 2019

Tomorrow, 12 February 2019, Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde will serve as a Commissioner of Oaths, certifying documents from a safety kiosk opposite the Cape Town Central Police station. Read More

Acting Premier Alan Winde Delivered Annual Diplomatic Keynote Address

8 February 2019

Today, Acting Premier Alan Winde addressed the Diplomatic Corps at the annual Diplomatic Brunch, held at Leeuwenhof. Read More

Minister Alan Winde hosts his first meeting with PSAC Committee

4 February 2019

On Tuesday, 22 January 2019, Minister of Community Safety, Mr Alan Winde, hosted this year’s first Western Cape Provincial Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) meeting. Read More

Media Release: Appeal Withdrawal of Equality Court Finding On Police Resourcing

27 January 2019

Media Release: Appeal Withdrawal of Equality Court Finding On Police Resourcing Cannot Be Celebrated Read More

Media Release: Bheki Cele still unresponsive to Western Cape policing needs

17 January 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde says it is becoming abundantly clear that local SAPS officers’ hands are tied by their Pretoria head office. Read More

Media Release: Investigate Major General Veary for Allegedly Lying

14 January 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, says that the Major-General Jeremy Vearey should immediately be investigated for what appears to be a blatant lie on an affidavit about a telephone conversation with a journalist who wished to obtain a... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Alan Winde to Patrol Mnandi Beach with Mitchells Plain CPF

31 December 2018

Tomorrow, 1 January 2019, Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde will accompany the Mitchells Plain Community Policing Forum’s (CPF) Child Rapid Response Unit, to patrol Mnandi beach and register children as part of the Identikidz project. Read More

Media Release: MEC commends SAPS for swift arrests following shooting Incidents

27 December 2018

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, commends the police services for swiftly arresting five suspects, following various fatal shooting incidents, which over the last few days occurred in Bishop Lavis, Mitchells Plain and Kensington. Twelve... Read More

Community Safety partners with religious fraternity during the holidays

20 December 2018

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde says he is pleased that for 2018, the December/January school holiday Youth Safety and Religious Partnership (YSRP) programme, is now being implemented in 41 areas, compared to 38 during the June/July period. Read More

Media release: Minister Winde demands that Minister Cele gives us our fair share

13 December 2018

Minister Alan Winde demands that Minister Cele gives us our fair share; second letter of demand sent Read More

Media Release: New Nyanga Police Station Brings Relief for Residents

11 December 2018

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, says today’s opening of the Samora Machel police station, as part of the Nyanga cluster, is a victory for the Western Cape Government, the local commun Read More

Media Release:Taking the fight on behalf of victims of crime to the national MEC

6 December 2018

TAKING THE FIGHT ON BEHALF OF VICTIMS OF CRIME TO THE NATIONAL MINISTER Statement by Alan Winde, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, as delivered at a media conference today 6 December 2018 Read More

Media Alert: Minister Alan Winde to give feedback on police oversight; one month

5 December 2018

Tomorrow, Thursday 6 December, Minister Alan Winde will address the media to provide feedback on his recent oversight visits across the Western Cape to eleven police stations, which includes a satellite office. Read More

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