Don’t look to police or NGOs to fix city’s crime, social ills

A lack of social workers and psychologists based in schools and communities to identify problem households and abuses denies children protection. With only “one psychologist for over 50 schools in Mitchells Plain, while some model C schools had one per school” is inexcusable.

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Desparate shortage of NPO Funding

Social workers, complain they have had to close down children safety programs in high risk areas such as Du Noon due to the funding shortfall from DSD and their unrealistic expectations of what could be accomplished with the funds.

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Letter: To Mec Bredell on proposed WesCape development

Approving an amendment of the urban edge under these circumstances would grant Provincial recognition to a decision-making process that has disregarded key mechanisms of public participation, ignored expert opinion, and contravened Council’s own policies and plans. Such decisions cannot be reconciled with good governance. We therefore urge you to decline the WesCape application.

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GCTCA to meet with Western Cape Community Police Board

NOTICE Friday, August 26, 2011

In line with the

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Now is the time to act decisively on the drug scourge

Philip M Bam, Deputy Chair of the Greater Cape

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