Mamabolo doubles crime prevention budget to R2.7bn

R31.4m for CCTV cameras and R50m for drones

Several Gauteng provincial departments have shaved off millions in their budgets to fund premier Panyaza Lesufi’s bold plan to use technology to fight crime, which has been identified as an apex priority.

Finance MEC Jacob Mamabolo on Thursday allocated R2.7bn to the department of community safety, which had received R1.3bn in the previous financial year...

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