The City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement agency is taking action against the illegal squatters along Viking Way. The Law Enforcement satellite station has been in effect as of 1 February 2017.
On Monday 06 February, Law Enforcement’s management have taken their stance a step further by placing a semi-permanent structure on the ground, this being in the form of a container, which will be used as an Operations Centre. The idea is to create more awareness amongst the illegal squatters, showing that the City is taking this matter seriously. In the time that the satellite station has been placed alongside the squatters, Law Enforcement has shut down 2 illegal shebeen that has been operating there for many years. Social development are also busy doing assessments.
The City, along with Law Enforcement and the ECID will continue to monitor the area and keep companies updated on any future developments.
On the 11th May 2016, Disaster Risk Management together with Fire Service, Traffic, Law Enforcement, SAPS, Metro Police, Metro Rail, Ambulance Services, South African, Weather Services, Roads Department, Pollution Department, the ECID and various other role players executed a mock emergency exercise involving a gas tanker explosion and fire.The purpose of the exercise was to determine all role players preparedness in the event of an emergency.
The following food items were handed out to our 2 deserving charity organisations; 4 x 750 g coffee, 2400 tea bags, 4 kg each of peanut butter and jam, 15 kg each of dry soup mix and lentils, 40 kg samp, 48 cans each of pilchards and baked beans all donated by Giant Hyper. 2 x 50 kg gravity beans and 10kg rice donated by Pioneer Foods.
Rev. Stan Martin from House of Prayer Ecclesia in Bonteheuwel (top left), Winnie Vanqa and Siya Ndaba on behalf of the Langa Baptist Church (top right).
We wish to thank our sponsors for their generosity in helping to care for the less privileged.
Quinton Koeries-Bevcan Michelle Kemper & Fanie Du Toit-Bevcan
Andrew Pitchers & Howard Brady-Bevcan Cllr’s Clive Justus & Michael Britz
Michelle Kemper, Howard Brady, Quinton Koeries, Andrew Pitchers and Fanie Du Toit All from Bevcan
On the 21st September another 38 Real Yellowwood trees were planted on the buffer between Bofors Circle and Viking Way. The 38 trees were donated by Bevcan who together with the ECID share an interest in greening the area. Cllr’s. Clive Justus and Michael Britz also attend the tree planting. We once again with to thank Essential for all their hard work in planting the balance of the trees.
On the 1st September the ECID together with from Essential Cleaning Lehuma Maja, Thulani Qubanisa, Leonardo Hass and Jonathan Hendricks (top right) planted 50 Real Yellowwood trees on the buffer between Bofors Circle and Viking Way. On hand to join in the planting was ECID Director John Dammert from GABS (middle left) Cllr. Clive Justus (middle center) and Cllrs. Michael Britz and Clive Justus (middle right), Lizette Johnstone and Tony Bartram (bottom left) and Cllr. Michael Britz (bottom right).
We wish to thank all who attended the tree planting as well as the team from Essential for all their hard work.
Real Yellowwoods are indigenous to the Western Cape.
We were once again able to make a generous donation to Church of the Nazarene in Bonteheuwel and Langa Baptist Church. 200 kg mealie meal donated by Premier Foods, 4 pockets onions, 7 pockets potatoes, 2 pockets each gem squash and butternut, 1 box each green peppers, tomatoes and sweet potatoes all donated by Capepots/Propots and 2 x 750 g coffee, 2 kg each of peanut butter and jam, 4 kg dry lentils, 4 kg dry soup mix, 20 kg samp and 24 cans each of pilchards and baked beans all donated by Giant Hyper, 4 blue t shirts, 4 green golf shirts, 4 umbrellas and 100 foamalite cups all donated by Durun Tyres. Accepting on behalf of Church of the Nazarene is Reverend Stan Martin (top left and centre) and for the Langa Baptist Church Langa is Longiswa Nkitha, Nolitha Adonis, Sylvia Matiza & Rashieda Mali (top right)
We once again thank all our sponsors for their continued dedication to this initiative in helping the less fortunate.