Minister Plato hosts Cape Town cluster Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) workshop

Media Advisory:

Tomorrow, Saturday 12 September 2015, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will speak about the City’s safety concerns and engage with residents and safety stakeholders at the Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) consultation workshop for the Cape Town police cluster.

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 Camps Bay, Cape Town Central, Kensington, Langa, Maitland, Pinelands, Sea Point, Table Bay Harbour and Woodstock have the opportunity over the two days 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 May 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, 12 September 2015

Time:               09:00

Venue:           Maitland Town Hall, Voortrekker Road, Maitland