Minister Plato to launch Bonteheuwel Walking Bus initiative | Western Cape Government


Minister Plato to launch Bonteheuwel Walking Bus initiative

8 September 2016

Tomorrow, Friday 9 September 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will launch a new Walking Bus initiative in Bonteheuwel.

Following the successful launches of Walking Bus initiatives earlier in the year, Minister Plato is continuing to launch the safety initiatives in communities across the Metro and has already launched one in Manenberg, Hanover Park and Ocean View earlier in the week.

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 Bonteheuwel 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 the Cedar, Nerina, Rosewood, Boundary, Montana, Acadia, Kalksteenfontein, Bramble Way, Klipfontein and Bergsig Primary schools are making safety a priority.


Note: All media are invited.

Friday, 9 September 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: Thusong Service Centre, Cnr of jakkalsvlei and Elder Str, Bonteheuwel

Media Enquiries: 

Ewald Botha
Spokesperson for Minister Plato
Cell: 079 694 1113