Today's Big Stories, Spotlight on Rape

City to collaborate with communities on women's safety in informal areas

There are growing concerns for the safety of women in Cape Town's informal settlements.

For them, the risk of rape is more threatening due to the placement of communal toilets and issues with other basic services such as public transport.

Daniel Sullivan, policy strategist in the Mayor's Office, says that officials are working to collaborate with communities through several programmes.

He says that Mayor Patricia De Lille will review the budget allocated to toilet infrastructure in informal settlements.

The budget and allocation towards toilets and sanitation is something that we're keenly looking at.

Daniel Sullivan, Strategic Policy Unit at the Mayor’s Office

He describes a project in Atlantis, helping women and children securely identify unsafe spaces and navigate the community.

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