Minister Plato takes Community Safety outreach to Manenberg

By Minister Plato:

Tomorrow, 5 May 2015, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, together with officials from the Department of Community Safety, will continue with Safety Outreach engagements in Worcester, specifically aimed at the youth.

The Departmental outreach engagements form part of a larger series of outreach events across the province to provide more information and the relevant requirements to communities, non-governmental organisations operating in the community as well as the religious fraternity operating in the area on how to successfully partner with the Department of Community Safety towards a safer community – Better Together.

The various engagements will include sessions on the:

  • Northlink Bursary partnership;
  • Chrysalis Academy;
  • Youth Safety and Religious Partnership;
  • Neighbourhood Watch; and the
  • Community Policing Forums.

Minister Plato Said: “The outreach has a particular youth focus as we cannot allow a generation of youth to miss out on existing opportunities, both from the public and private sector, which will empower them to improve their own lives and the lives of their families”.

There will be an opportunity for photographs and interviews.

*For background information on the youth focused initiatives, see accompanying document.

Youth Safety and Religious Partnership (YSRP), religious leader’s breakfast

Time: 11:00 – 13:00

Venue: Manenberg Peoples Centre, Scheldt Road, Manenberg

Northlink Bursary partnership & Chrysalis Academy session

Time: 14:00 – 16:00

Venue: Manenberg Peoples Centre, Scheldt Road, Manenberg

Police, Neighbourhood Watch and Community Policing Forum meeting

Time: 16:00 – 17:30

Venue: Manenberg Peoples Centre, Scheldt Road, Manenberg

Safety walkabout with Police, NHW and CPF

Time: 18:30 – 20:00

Venue: tbc