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Minister Plato to launch Elsies River Walking Bus initiative

26 July 2016

Tomorrow, Wednesday 27 July 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety will launch a new Walking Bus initiative in Leonsdale, Elsies River.

The Walking Bus initiative aims to create a safe and supervised route for learners to and from school every day with the commitment and involvement of the community playing a central part to help create safer environments.

The Walking Bus initiative will see parents forming the ‘drivers’ of the ‘bus’ and supported by the Neighbourhood Watch (NHW), Community Policing Forum (CPF), the relevant school, Ward Councillor and Department of Community Safety to help safeguard learners to and from school.

The Elsies River Walking Bus will see parents volunteering their time to help improve the safety of learners on their way to school with the support tomorrow of the Western Cape Education Department, the City of Cape Town Traffic, Law Enforcement, as well as the South African Police Service (SAPS).

Safety is everyone’s responsibility and the through the Walking Bus initiative, the parents, learners and educators of Leonsdale Primary, Eldene Primary, Elswood Primary and Elswood Secondary School are making safety a priority.


Note: All media are invited.


Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2016.
Time: 07:00 – 10:00 – Minister Plato to join walking bus participants between 07:00 and 08:15; Volunteer appreciation ceremony starts at 09:00.
Venue: Leonsdale Civic Centre, 12th Avenue, Leonsdale, Elsies River

Media Enquiries: 

Ewald Botha
Spokesperson for Minister Plato
Cell: 079 694 1113