City of Cape Town launches "The Safe Space" for homeless people
The City of Cape Town will be launching a "Safe Space" for the homeless which is constructed below the Culemborg bridge in the Cape Town city centre.
This is one of the city's initiative to help homeless people have a secure place to sleep in harsh temperatures like have been experienced over the past few days with heavy rains and temperatures reaching a low of 6 degrees at night.
According to Mayco member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith, The Space will have beds‚ ablution facilities and storage lockers. It is designed to accommodate 230 people.
The intention of this project is to address the shortage of beds at shelters because some homeless people refuse to ever leaving the streets.
The use of the facility will be free of charge.
To hear the rest of the interview with Mayco member JP Smith, listen below:
The Mother City's unique sightseeing experience has officially resumed.Read More
WhatsApp has launched a new feature that gives users the ability to cross-check those "viral" messages forwarded on the chat platform.Read More
Donors have helped raise more than R65,000 towards supporting the family of Braden Cannoo as they prepare for his funeral.Read More
Several colourful bathing boxes were destroyed in a fire at St James beach, along the False Bay coast.Read More
Premier Alan Winde says he's pushing for the alcohol ban to be lifted in the province.Read More
Judgment has been reserved in the lastest major court challenge of the ban on the sale of tobacco products.Read More
Premier Alan Winde has been locked in a meeting with his provincial Cabinet discussing a differentiated approach to the alcohol ban in the province.Read More
"The case is complicated," says Brigadier Mathapelo Peters. "I think 'bizarre' is the appropriate description."Read More
"Covid-19 is going to be with us for years. On balance, it’s better for kids to be in school," says Prof Mignon McCulloch.Read More
Legal advisor Nicholas Hall argues that the controversial the Film and Publications Amendment Bill is highly problematic.Read More