Alcohol harms reduction - Town 2, Khayelitsha festive campaign
The Western Cape Government, SA Police Service, Metro Police, Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading, and your local neighbourhood watch are working together to keep your community safe by stopping the violence and harm caused by alcohol abuse.
But we can’t do it alone. We need your help.
We need to change how we think and act, by taking responsibility for our own safety and that of our families and friends. By limiting how much alcohol we drink and changing how we behave as a community, we can take a stand against criminal behaviour together, read more about the Western Cape Alcohol Harms Game Changer.
Thinking safe is all about –
- Playing safe: we encourage you to have good, clean fun and help us to provide a safe space where our communities can come together.
- Drinking safe, by avoiding binge drinking and not allowing access to alcohol to anyone under the age of 18.
- Keeping safe, by introducing more law enforcement activities to make Town 2, Khayelitsha safer.
We’re going to make our communities safer this festive season and we need you to join us in celebrating this initiative by:
- taking part and supporting recreational activities available for our young people,
- supporting a stronger law enforcement presence, and
- obeying house rules for taverns in the area.
Come and Think Safe, Play Safe, Drink Safe and Keep Safe.
Think Safe, Play Safe
Don’t be the only one missing out on the fun!
- Free sport and recreational activities will be offered at Thembelihle High School between 2pm and 10pm between 17 December and 10 January, including:
- 5-a-side soccer coaching and tournaments,
- 7-a-side netball coaching and tournaments,
- aerobics classes,
- board games, and
- “Khayelitsha Has Talent” competition, a hip hop/dance competition and open mic nights with prizes.
For information or to enter the competitions, visit the Thembelihle High School reception. Bring your friends and join the fun!
Think Safe, Drink Safe
Drinking too much alcohol is one of the main causes of crime and violence in our communities. This is called binge drinking.
If you’re going to drink alcohol this festive season, make sure that you:
- Keep track of how many drinks you’ve had; try to limit yourself to 2 alcoholic drinks at a time. More than 2 drinks are bad for your health and safety.
- Drink water between alcoholic drinks.
- Don’t drink too quickly.
- Eat something before drinking.
- Don’t drink if you’re pregnant. Alcohol threatens your baby’s health.
Think Safe, Keep Safe
We’ll be making your area safer this festive season by:
- providing safety kiosks where you can report crimes, receive basic medical assistance and access WiFi,
- increasing police patrols in your area,
- increasing roadblocks to stop drunk driving,
- inspecting places that sell alcohol, and
- introducing house rules in taverns to control trading hours and stop the sale of alcohol to anyone under the age of 18.
We want you to have a safe and fun festive season. Help us by taking responsibility for your alcohol consumption and looking after your family, friends, and the services in your area.
Ke Dezemba – this is a time to appreciate your life and the people in it. Drink safe. Don’t be a victim of crime or violence.
For more information about the Western Cape Government’s plans to tackle alcohol harms and abuse in all communities throughout our province, read more about the Western Cape Alcohol Harms Game Changer.
Have a look at the festive programme.
Let’s make Town 2, Khayelitsha safer this festive season by working Better Together.