Minister Plato takes youth safety outreach and opportunities to Bredasdorp

Media Advisory:

Tomorrow, 19 June 2015, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, together with officials from the Department of Community Safety, will engage with the youth, and those working with youth, in Bredasdorp as part of the Safety Outreach engagements.

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 on opportunities available specifically to the youth which can help create a safer community – Better Together.

The various engagements will include sessions on the opportunities available through the:

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

Minister Plato Said: “The Department of Community Safety is going back to Bredasdorp on Friday, not with the intention of providing all the solutions, but to offer opportunities for our youth. We will continue to work with any organisation and community in creating safer environments where people live, work and move about. 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: 08:30 – 11:00

Venue: Nelson Mandela Community Hall, Bastiaan Street, Bredasdorp

Northlink Bursary partnership & Chrysalis Academy session

Time: 12:30 – 15:00

Venue: Nelson Mandela Community Hall, Bastiaan Street, Bredasdorp

Police, Neighbourhood Watch, Community Policing Forum and SAPS meeting

Time: 16:00 – 17:00

Venue: Nelson Mandela Community Hall, Bastiaan Street, Bredasdorp

Safety walkabout with SAPS, NHW and CPF

Time: 17:30 – 20:00

Venue: tbc

Additional information on Youth Programmes1