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The mandate of the Gauteng Department of Community Safety (the Department) is to ensure effective oversight over the province’s law enforcement agencies and to reduce the number of road accidents and fatalities in the province. In addition, the Department is the lead Department in implementing Provincial Outcome 3 which ensures that ‘all people in South Africa are and feel safe’.​

The Department continued to subscribe to the following values:
  • Honesty;
  • Excellence;
  • Accountability;
  • Respect; and,
  • Transparency.

The Department believes that it is through the inculcation of these values, that it will be able to transform itself
into an empowered and developmentally oriented government institution.