We are the Department of Public Safety comprising of the following sections: Fire and Rescue Licensing ,and Traffic sections.
You have the right to all principles of good governance
We request and expect that you will:
You can make use of these services by visiting our offices, making a telephone call or a written enquiry regarding the application procedures to some of these services
You may be required to:
Our service provision is based on the principles of Batho Pele and we shall fulfill these principles by rendering prompt and efficient services in a transparent manner.
We have set the following minimum standards for the level and quality of services we provide:
When you write to us we shall:
If you have a complaint:
The section performs other functions relating to issuing of drivers license cards, duplicate registration certificates etc
As stated in the legislative frame work, it is the primary responsibility of the municipality to establish and maintain a fire service in accordance with the requirements of the law.
Disaster Management Act requires that a municipal council must develop a disaster management plan that forms part of its IDP. It further stipulates that the council must appoint a person to head the disaster management functionality of the municipality.
The are safety requirement to be compiled with on premises in order to reduce the risk of fire or other danger, or to facilitate the evacuation of the premises in the event of such danger, regarding the specifications and standard with which the equipment and material of a fire service shall comply with.
Hence the total sum of the product of this kind of synergy has an enhanced effect on the reduction of serious road traffic accidents which will lead to the realization of the department’s goal, which is to create a safe environment for the municipality’s communities.
The Technical Sub- section of this section will improve the safety of the road environment in that road signs and markings will be upgraded and maintained thus sending clear messages to the road users.
The traffic law administration will render administrative support to the section and will work together with courts on administration of fines collection.
There is a need to keep educating our communities on how to use the road environment safely and correctly, it is the aim of the section to integrate active community participation in road safety education to ensure that the communities are mobilized and committed to road safety, cyclist safety, understanding and observance of road signs be implemented. The section is engaged with road safety awareness programmes targeting primary school in Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality.
Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality through the Public Safety Department was and is still engaged with key role players in the implementation of the Shova Kalula Bicycle programme where by disadvantaged children are supplied with
The section deals with various guarding and monitoring the access control in all the municipal properties, by deploying security guards at strategic municipal properties and the monitoring of the performance of the security service provider if it duly meets the set out standards as stipulated in the Service Level Agreement entered into between the Security Service Provider and the Municipality.
More over the section is entrusted with ensuring that the security service provider complies with the dictation of the security codes of conducts as regulated by PSIRA standards.