Department of Community Safety Supports Nurturing Innovation in Government
On Thursday, 5 April 2018, the Department of Community Safety was invited to be a part of the ‘Nurturing Innovation’ first Thursday event hosted by Minister of Economic Opportunities, Mr Alan Winde, as a part of the Western Cape Government Nurturing Innovation initiative, at 142 Long Street.
Held in partnership with The Department of Economic Development and Tourism and the Department of Agriculture, the event, themed ‘Nurturing Innovation’ is an initiative aimed at establishing and improving newer methods, approaches, solutions, processes and material that will set the Western Cape apart in innovation, creativity and design.
The nurturing of innovation in the Western Cape Government and its society can allow for key benefits including sustainable economic growth and development, environmental sustainability and all round employment opportunities.
The Department of Community Safety was invited to showcase at the event held as a part of Cape Town’s first Thursdays, where Capetonians explore art galleries, shops, restaurants and other cultural attractions within the city centre. Attendees were treated to various presentations by representatives from organisations that are enjoying continuing success in their innovation strides. A variety of refreshments and paintings by local visual artists also made the evening one worth remembering. The Department displayed a presentation of three of its most successful ventures and partnerships; the Court Watching Brief, Chrysalis Academy and the Walking Bus Project.
Some of the exhibitors included the Department of Environmental Affairs, the Department of Transport and Public Works, the Department of Human Settlements, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport and the Department of Local Government. Every first Thursday of the month, the Ministry’s doors are open to public from 17:00-21:00. You’ll be able to meet Minister Alan Winde, learn more about our local economy, network with other visitors, and enjoy entrepreneurial showcases.