BY REGINALD KANYANE
RUSTENBURG Local Municipality successfully re-launched the Safe and Clean City Campaign recently. Acting municipal spokesperson, Andrew Seome said the main objective was, inter alia, to raise awareness amongst the residents of Rustenburg, members of the public and the entire society about the safe and clean environment.
“This involve all communities in keeping Rustenburg clean. The campaign has seen many successes especially as it relates to community safety, notwithstanding cleanliness of the city.
“As part of the Safe and Clean City Campaign, the municipality’s Public Safety department in partnership with the South African Police Service (SAPS) embarked on uprooting illegal activities around Tlhabane policing area including drug trafficking, undocumented persons, human trafficking, and other crime related activities,” Seome said.
He further said six cases were opened in drug-related crimes front, twenty cases opened in undocumented persons’ front, and two cases of contravention of liquor Acts, where liquor is being sold without a license.
“Abandoned houses and addresses were identified where illegal activities usually take place. These details have been referred to relevant departments for further investigation.
“Furthermore, there were many other activities that the municipality was involved in, including, among others, illegal dumping sites that were cleared of rubbish, and attending to areas where other challenges were experienced, to meet the needs of the community,” he said.