The Legislature’s Community Safety Portfolio Committee today tabled its oversight report on the Gauteng Department of Community Safety’s performance for the 2015/16 financial year.
The Committee’s oversight report was conducted primarily to establish the level of service delivery and the effectiveness of programmes and projects intended to achieve the national outcome of ensuring that the people of Gauteng are and feel safe within the province.
The Department spent 97% of the allocated budget. The department established various social crime prevention structures which included the Community Policing Forums, Community Safety Forums, patrollers, street committees and youth desks. despite various road safety operations which were conducted the Department still could not achieve the set target of 10% reduction of road fatalities.
The Committee is concerned about the increase in murder and attempted murder cases. SAPS reported that out of 69 targets for the period under review, 37 targets were met.
The Committee has given the Department until 31 January 2017 to provide it with plans on how it intends to address recommendations made by the Committee.
For interview requests with the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee please contact: Mr Thebe Khumalo on
011 498 5948 / 072 266 1021 email: TKhumalo@gpl.gov.za