News and Speeches Archive

DoCS expands Youth Holiday programmes to Easter holiday

29 January 2016

For the first time since the Youth Safety and Religious Partnership (YSRP) programme’s inception in 2012, the Department of Community Safety will be expanding the YSRP to include the Easter 2016 holiday period. Read More

Minister Fritz officiates fifth Youth Skills Transfer graduation ceremony

29 January 2016

Today, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz handed over graduation certificates to 31 young people from the Overberg Region who completed the Youth Skills Transfer (YST) Programme. Read More

Minister Fritz to attend Youth Skills Transfer Programme graduation in Bredasdor

29 January 2016

Tomorrow, Western Cape Social Development Minister, Adv. Albert Fritz, will address the fifth Youth Skills Transfer Programme (YSTP) graduation ceremony of 31 youth participants from the Overberg region. Read More

Update On Typhoid Cases Confirmed in Western Cape

29 January 2016

An update on the current status of Typhoid Fever in the Western Cape and the media statement issued on 28 January 2016: Update 29 January 2016: Typhoid fever Read More

New Year’s resolutions for your health

29 January 2016

Once the champagne corks have been popped to welcome in the new year, you often hear people name their resolutions for the new year. Some want to lose weight, others want to tick off an item on their bucket list or another vows to tighten their... Read More

World Junior Table Tennis Championships 2016 Launched

29 January 2016

On Friday 29 January 2016 the International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF) 2016 World Junior Table Tennis Championship was launched at the Grand West Casino during a press conference. Read More

Play It Cool With Lunch Box Ideas

28 January 2016

For some kids, first and second break are the best school periods on the daily timetable. It is a time for playing with friends and when they can move around the school grounds carefree. It is also a time to open lunch boxes and see what is packed... Read More

Update on Several Meningitis Cases Reported in Mossel Bay

28 January 2016

An update on the current status of Enteroviral Meningitis in the Western Cape and the media statement issued on 28 January 2016: Current status: Update 29 January 2016 Read More

National Police Day – Minister Plato salutes our Everyday Heroes

27 January 2016

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Read More

City takes over duties of national agencies following vehicle licence delays

27 January 2016

Statement by the City’s Acting Executive Mayor, Alderman Ian Neilson Read More

Closure of bridge on the R304

26 January 2016

The bridge between Old Malmesbury Road intersection and Adderley Road intersection on the R304 will be closed from 9am until 3:30pm between 26 and 28 January 2016 to carry out the required maintenance works. Read More

Apply for funding for Youth Safety Promotion Programme for Youth During Easter

26 January 2016

The Department of Community Safety invites Religious institutions to apply for funding for Safety Promotion Programme for Youth during the 2016 Easter School Holidays Read More

Motorist arrested for reckless and negligent driving and bribery in Mossel Bay

25 January 2016

Provincial Traffic Services stopped a total of 2 315 vehicles in 26 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province. Alcohol breath-testing was performed on 1 542 drivers and 30 were arrested. Read More

Roadworks on the Porterfield/Link Road and Melkbosstrand Road (R27 update)

22 January 2016

Extensive roadworks will be taking place between the intersections of the R27 (West Coast Road) with Porterfield/Link Road and Melkbosstrand Road from 26 to 29 January 2016 due to asphalt surfacing works required. Read More

New Provincial Police Commissioner welcomed

22 January 2016

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Read More

Fire & Flood Awareness Campaign aims to mitigate Fire & Flood Risk in Vulnerable

21 January 2016

The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre, through the Department of Local Government, will launch the 2016 Fire and Flood Awareness Campaign on 22 January 2016. Read More

Caught on dashcam: City traffic officer shot on duty

21 January 2016

Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works Video is available for viewing here. Read More

Ten arrested on Western Cape roads this week

21 January 2016

Provincial Traffic Services arrested five motorists this week for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Read More

Bursary holders excel in 2015 Matric Examination

20 January 2016

Bursaries and cash prizes awarded two years ago to learners through the Western Cape Provincial Treasury and Nedbank Essay Writing Competition has been rewarded with an excellent set of results by those recipients who completed the 2015 National... Read More

Philippi infanticide – Minister Plato calls for community’s assistance

20 January 2016

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety I condemn in the strongest possible terms the brutal murder of 7-month-old Inganathi Mnandi. I am calling on anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspect to report it to... Read More

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