Honouring the Devoted Staff of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department

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The City of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department recently held a grand celebration to honour its most dedicated and long-serving staff members. A total of 152 employees were recognized for their unwavering commitment to the department, with individual years of service ranging from 20 to 45 years.

Unwavering Commitment to Service

This exceptional group of workers has collectively contributed an astounding 6,934 years of service to the department. Their dedication and hard work have played a crucial role in ensuring exceptional service delivery to residents of Cape Town.

Gratitude from City Officials

Councillor Patricia Van Der Ross, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, expressed immense pride and gratitude for the achievements of these staff members. She described them as role models and an inspiration to their colleagues. Their commitment serves as a reminder of the importance of hard work, dedication, and the positive impact it can have on the community.

The Longest-Serving Employee

Among the honourees was George Petersen from Mitchells Plain, the longest-serving employee with an impressive 45-year tenure. Throughout his four-decade-long career, Petersen has been stationed at both the Hill Star and Athlone Depots, working his way up to the position of Team Leader.

The Backbone of the Department

This celebration event not only recognizes the dedication of the Recreation and Parks Department’s long-serving staff but also highlights the importance of recognizing and appreciating the efforts of those who work tirelessly behind the scenes. These individuals are the backbone of the department, and their contributions have undoubtedly played a significant role in shaping Cape Town’s vibrant and thriving parks and recreational spaces.

Legacy of Dedication and Commitment

As Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department moves forward, the legacy of these devoted staff members will be a constant reminder of the importance of dedication and commitment to excellence. Their achievements have set a high standard for future employees to follow, ensuring that the city’s parks and recreational areas will continue to be cherished by both residents and visitors for years to come.

Lasting Impact

While the event concluded without any personal reflections from the honourees, their stories and experiences are bound to have a lasting impact on all those who attended. The celebration serves as a powerful reminder of the significant contributions that these individuals have made to the city and its residents, leaving an indelible mark on the history of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department.

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