On May 13th, the Deputy Minister of Social Development, Mme Hendrietta BogopaneZulu, in collaboration with USAID, will launch ChommY. This pioneering program aims to empower children aged between 10 and 14 years from Ekurhuleni hostels. The initiative will be launched at the Vosloorus Civic Centre under the theme “Invest in my Future…Protect me Today.”
Mining houses in South Africa are urged to register their tailings dams to ensure compliance with dam safety regulations. The South African Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is updating its database of all tailings dams that meet the requirements to be classified as Dams with a Safety Risk.
The Energy Directorate of the City of Cape Town has successfully implemented a plan to address outstanding streetlight repairs in the Mitchells Plain area. Despite facing high service requests, loadshedding, and weatherrelated issues, the City has made steady progress. ## Increase in Electricity Infrastructure Repair Service Requests Due to Vandalism and Theft
On Friday, 21 April, the streets of eight Cape Town communities came alive with the launch of Sporting Chance Street Netball. Within the villages of Grassy Park, Elsies River, Mitchell’s Plain, Khayelitsha, Langa, Mfuleni, Ocean View, and Nomzamo, the program’s goal is to teach 768 young girls under the age of 13 essential life skills. In addition, the program also features a component that teaches life skills. This effort is being carried out as a part of the Countdown to the Netball World Cup being hosted by the City of Cape Town, and it is going to reach its climax during the festival finale, which will take place at the same time as the 2023 Vitality Netball World Cup. (VNWC).
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is a nonprofit organization that has been instrumental in saving countless lives across South Africa’s coastal areas. With over 1,000 highly trained volunteers, the NSRI responds to emergencies at sea, including drowning incidents, boat accidents, and marine wildlife rescues. The organization’s mission is to prevent loss of life on the coast and inland waters, providing a vital service to the country’s coastal communities.