Minister Plato to attend the first new Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) workshop in Paarl

Media Advisory:

Tomorrow, Saturday 23 May 2015, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will attend the new Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) consultation workshop for the Paarl police cluster in Mbekweni.

For the first time since the PNPs were conceived, this newly structured 2-day PNP consultation workshop will see a practical and implementable safety plan drafted that is aligned to the safety needs and priorities within every community across the Western Cape.

The communities of Cloetesville, Franschhoek, Groot-Drakenstein, Klapmuts, Mbekweni, Paarl, Paarl East, Stellenbosch and Wellington have the opportunity tomorrow to contribute to the Safety Plan, as a safety blueprint for communities which provides a shared ownership, responsibility and accountability to safety.

Background Information: Between tomorrow, 23 June and November 2015, the Department of Community Safety will bring together various stakeholders in the safety and security environment for each of the 16 police clusters for two-day consultative workshop and will include representatives of the South African Police Service (SAPS), Municipalities, Community Police Forums (CPFs), Community Safety Forums (CSF), non-governmental organisations, community based organisations, faith based organisations, Neighbourhood Watches (NHW), and other local safety stakeholders.

The aim of the workshops is to use the information generated by the 2014/15 PNP process – the findings and recommendations – together with the various Integrated Development Plan (IDP) engagements as a starting point for discussions at policing cluster and precinct level in drafting the area specific plan.

There will be an opportunity for photographs and interviews.



Date: Saturday, 23 May 2015

Time: 09:00 – 13:45 – Presentation on draft safety plan scheduled for 09:50; Minister Plato’s address scheduled for 12:00

Venue: Mbekweni Thusong Service Centre, Silimela Street, Mbekweni

Map - Mbekweni Thusong Centre