Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane on Tuessday reassured the public that student l.
MAFIKENG residents, particularly the youth, are fighting and winning the battle against crime, drug abuse and HIV-Aids, writes Victor Mecoamere.
This is because the people of the North West city continue to innovate and implement impressive community development projects that preach awareness and education. There is training as well as collective cooperation and collaboration against social ills.
Among the latest innovations is the Naledi Life Skills Training and BoaBabes Girls Development Organisation's Moonlight Tour Anti-Drugs Campaign. The campaign is hosting a gala dinner at the local Thatch Haven tonight at 6pm and also an awareness and education rally in the parking lot of the Mega City Shopping Mall tomorrow morning.
Both events, which are also set to highlight the importance of donating blood, will feature speeches by professionals and community, business and political leaders, the local South African Police Service, HIV-Aids awareness, education and training organisations, sports, arts and culture, health, education and social services departments, SA National Blood Services and the local United Nations office on Drugs and Crime.
Youth motivation messages were preached at the Vuselela Colleges of Education in Potchefstroom and Taung earlier this week. For more details, telephone 018-681-6310.
Mafikeng has also hosted the annual Stop Crime Festival for the last few years. The festival gives youth a platform to raise anti-crime concerns and hazards as well as solutions and alternatives.
This nation-building partnership project has featured the sponsorship and organisational contributions of the North West Sports, Arts and Culture Department, Sowetan, Aggrey Klaaste Nation Building Foundation, Absa Foundation, Dramatists Against Crime and Business Arts South Africa.
The event involves young people writing, directing, acting, plotting the lighting and managing the stages in their own theatrical productions that carry a strong anti-crime theme.
The best of the best earn accolades for their efforts.