Mayor visits ’Plain NPO

Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis, middle, is pictured with councillors and community leaders during a visit to The Giving Back Project on Monday June 13.

Cape Town’s mayor, councillors and community leaders visited The Giving Back Project to discuss creating safer communities within Mitchell’s Plain.

Among those at the gathering in Portland on Monday June 13, were private security provider Levan Jacobs, Ward 79 councillor Danny Christians, Sub-council 17 chairperson Elton Jansen and Unchain The Plain’s Juven Rittles.

The Giving Back Project encourages communities to take ownership of their area and safeguard youth in their communities (“NPO installs 15 CCTV cameras in Portland” Plainsman, March 16).

During a walkabout, The Giving Back Project’s Morne Press, showed the group how they encourage creating safer and cleaner communities for residents.

Mr Hill-Lewis said: “I was very impressed with their project. It shows how dedicated and unified community action can really turn around a neighbourhood and make it one of the safest places around. (It is) a model to emulate elsewhere.”

Mr Press added: “The Giving Back Project would like all structures to work together and create an environment that we can be proud of. Thank you to the Mayor of Cape Town and his team for coming to the streets of Mitchell’s Plain.”

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