MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato to launch Tafelsig Walking Bus initiative | Western Cape Government


MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato to launch Tafelsig Walking Bus initiative

31 October 2016

Today, Monday 31 October 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will launch a new Walking Bus initiative in Tafelsig.

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.

Since May 2016 Minister Plato has launched Walking Bus initiatives in partnership with communities across the Cape Town Metropole and recently expanded to communities in the Southern Cape.

The Walking Bus launch in Tafelsig builds on the success of the Walking Bus initiatives already launched and are based on the demand from community members across the province who wishes to prioritise safety in their communities.

The Tafelsig Walking Bus will see parents volunteering their time to help improve the safety of learners on their way to and from school in forming the ‘drivers’ of the ‘bus’ and will be supported by the Neighbourhood Watch (NHW), Community Policing Forum (CPF), the relevant school, the City of Cape Town Metro Police, Traffic, Law Enforcement, as well as the South African Police Service (SAPS).

Through the Walking Bus initiative, the parents, learners and educators of the Dural Arqam Islamic High, Huguenot Primary, Mitchell Heights Primary, Tafelsig Primary, Cascade Primary, Searidge Park Primary Tafelsig High and Yellowwood Primary School schools are making safety a priority in their community.


Date:              Monday, 31 October 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:           Tafelsig Community Hall, Corner of Kilimanjaro and Dolomites Street

Media Enquiries: 


Ewald Botha,

Spokesperson for Minister Plato,

Cell: 079 694 1113