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MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato launches Langa Walking Bus initiative

25 May 2017

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato launches Langa Walking Bus initiative

Tomorrow, Friday 26 May 2017, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will launch a new Walking Bus initiative in Langa.

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 42 Walking Bus initiatives in partnership with communities across the Western Cape.

The Walking Bus launch in Langa tomorrow 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.

Tomorrow’s Walking Bus launch 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 local councillors, Community Police Forum (CPFs), the South African Police Service(SAPS) and the City of Cape Town Law Enforcement.

Through the Walking Bus initiative, the parents, learners and educators of Mokone Primary School, Thembani Primary School, Moshesh Primary School, Siyabulela Primary School and Langa High School are making safety a priority in their community.


Date:              Friday, 26 May 2017

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:           Guga S’thebe Community Craft Centre, Washington Street, Langa

GPS:                -33.944024, 18.524390







Media Enquiries: 

Ewald Botha, Spokesperson for Minister Plato,

Cell: 079 694 1113