Minister Plato to handover Safety Kiosks to Cape Town CCID | Western Cape Government


Minister Plato to handover Safety Kiosks to Cape Town CCID

6 June 2016

On Monday, 6 June 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will officially hand over a Safety Kiosks to the Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) at the entrance to The Company’s Garden.

The Safety Kiosk will be utilized for crime prevention by increasing visibility in hotspot areas and through daily operations and blitzes in partnership with the CCID in and around The Company’s Garden in the City of Cape Town.

During the handover ceremony of the Safety Kiosk, Minister Plato will also hand over a Public Safety Certificate to Khumbuzile Vanya.

Mr Vanya, a Chrysalis Graduate Intern working with the Cape Town CCID, will receive this official recognition for his assistance in the detention of a suspect fleeing the Iziko Museum on Monday, 23 May 2016. The successful intervention by the CCID enabled the police to arrest the suspect when they arrived on the scene and open charges of robbery and possession of drugs.

Over the last four years, the Western Cape Government has invested more than R8 million into the partnerships with the various City Improvement Districts (CIDs) whereby 418 youths have benefitted from job opportunities.

The handover of the kiosk to the Cape Town CCID today forms part of the delivery of the Safety Kiosks under the new Safety Partnerships which will see the roll out of 40 Safety Kiosks by the Department of Community Safety and relevant safety stakeholders and will enable communities to play an active role in identifying and resolving safety concerns that exist within their neighbourhoods.

There will be an opportunity for photographs and interviews.

Note: All media are invited to attend.  

Date: Monday, 6 June 2016
Time: 11:00
Venue: Entrance to The Company’s Garden, Wale Street, Cape Town

Media Enquiries: 

Ewald Botha
Spokesperson for Minister Plato
Cell: 079 694 1113