'Blanket of hopelessness' over Bredasdorp

2015-06-20 07:11

Education and youth development are needed to offer positive alternatives for the Bredasdorp youth, community leaders insist.

Police functionality affected by load shedding - MEC

2015-05-12 09:03

Western Cape community safety MEC Dan Plato has requested a full briefing with police management on station functionality during load shedding, after reports that phones are out during blackouts.

Stun grenades were used to 'defuse situation' - cops

2015-03-06 20:17

Police used stun grenades to disperse a crowd of protesting school pupils outside the Western Cape education department's offices, they confirmed.

MEC condemns latest Bredasdorp killing

2015-02-03 16:17

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has condemned the murder of a 5-year-old girl in Bredasdorp.

MEC welcomes arrest of corrupt cops

2014-11-07 16:01

The arrests of nine policemen from Parow, in Cape Town, and a former employee of the police station on corruption charges has been welcomed by Community Safety MEC Dan Plato.

Western Cape to release monthly crime stats

2014-09-21 17:37

Crime statistics for the Western Cape will be released on a monthly basis, the province's community safety MEC Dan Plato says.

Task teams set up for Khayelitsha

2014-09-15 13:38

Task teams are to be set up in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, to deal with youth gangs and unlicensed liquor outlets, the Western Cape community safety department says.

Plato questions Phiyega's gang plan

2014-08-05 21:04

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato wants clarity on police commissioner Riah Phiyega's plan to combat gang-related crimes.

Cape Town cops suspended over attack

2014-03-07 18:25

The police officers who allegedly kicked and punched a naked man in Cape Town will be suspended pending an investigation.

Man in court for raping girl, setting her alight

2014-01-21 07:23

A 27-year-old man accused of raping a 9-year-old girl then setting her alight will appear in the Bellville Magistrate's Court.


Study reveals core of gender-based violence in Bredasdorp

2015-06-17 15:36

The 'superior' role men assume in relationships is at the core of gender-based violence bedevilling the Bredasdorp community, a study has revealed.

SAHRC probing 'dompas' system

2015-03-11 14:01

The SA Human Rights Commission may launch its own investigation into allegations of workers being forced to apply for a green card to access certain parts of Worcester.

Plato: SAPS should not be drawn into politics

2015-02-15 21:16

Police should not be drawn into political affairs in Parliament, as they were during the State of the Nation address, Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato says.

Cape cops broke trust in community - MEC

2014-11-19 18:47

The Cape Town mob justice attack in plain sight of police officers who stood idly by has broken the trust between communities and the SAPS, Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato says.

Cape cop gunned down during investigation

2014-10-17 08:34

A police officer has been killed during an investigation in Khayelitsha, Western Cape.

Grabouw violence organised guerilla-style - MEC

2014-09-16 17:54

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has described the rioting, stone throwing and violence in Grabouw as organised guerilla-type tactics.

Sapu's Xhosa complaint premature - MEC

2014-08-28 05:00

Complaints over a recommendation that Cape Town police officers should speak Xhosa are premature, Western Cape community Safety MEC Dan Plato says.

Plato: Sassa needs security upgrade

2014-06-01 18:53

The SA Social Security Agency should immediately increase security services at all its paypoints, community safety MEC Dan Plato has said.

Plato: Probe police for detaining journo

2014-02-06 18:24

Western Cape community safety MEC Dan Plato has asked the Independent Police Investigative Directorate to probe police for reportedly detaining a journalist and threatening him.

Western Cape MEC applauds rape arrest

2014-01-20 14:23

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato says members of the Delft community, outside Cape Town, who helped police arrest the suspected rapist of a 9-year-old girl should be applauded.

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