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Outgoing Ward 56 councillor urges communities to be proactive to bring change

In the build up to the August municipal elections, the CapeTalk Breakfast team broadcasts from Ward 56 - which includes Wingfield, Kensington, Windermere, Maitland, Acacia Park and Factreton.

Outgoing Ward 56 councillor Lisa McBride says that community activism is key to improving service delivery in the area.

According to McBride, ward budgets are able to cover more capital projects if residents volunteer to help and take responsibility for their community.

McBride says that housing concerns and other development issues need to be raised through the official channels at the City of Cape Town.

Residents say that gangsterism, drug peddling, alcohol abuse and poor police resources are among the social ills facing the community.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

At the same time, Ward 56 candidates have urged residents to take to the polls to bring about change.

ANC ward candidate Fernando Cloete says the party can make a difference in the community and address issues such as crime and backyard dwellers.

Meanwhile, DA ward candidate Helen Jacobs says that residents need to come forward with their grievances so their branch can help uplift the community.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

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