24 April 2015
The Western Cape MEC of
Community Safety Dan Plato on Thursday launched safety kiosks which will help
tackle security issues and try and reduce crime in the province.
This partnership between the
City of Cape Town and the provincial government will see a rollout of 40 Safety
Kiosks with some in communities that are regarded as gang and crime hotspots.
The department has made available
about R2 million to train about 100 Law Enforcement Auxiliary Officers.
Ministerial Spokesperson Ewald
Botha said the 40 kiosks will be equipped and will be a point of safety which
victims such as victims of domestic violence will be able to wait for SAPS
arrival and medical attention.
Botha said the kiosks will
provide communities with an easy point of rare services which include
certification of documents and serves as a departure point for services currently
piloted by the Department of Community Safety.
“The first 14 safety kiosks to
be rolled out will be deployed in Mitchell’s Plain, Tafelsig, Manenberg,
Wesbank, Hanover Park, Khayelitsha gets two, Nyanga, Paarl East, Grassy Park, the
Voortrekker Road, Parow and Bellville train station in partnership with
Metrorail, Brackenfell, Plettenberg Bay, Montague Gardens and Clarke Estate”
Labels: Over 40 safety kiosks to be rolled-out across the WC