The AfriForum branch in Mossel Bay established a neighbourhood watch in Great Brak River on 24 March. This follows residents of Great Brak River, following the rising crime rate in the Southern Cape, requested that a neighbourhood watch be established. The thirty codes of conduct required before a neighbourhood watch may be established were collected and therefore the neighbourhood watch could be established.
The management consists of Johan Scheepers (neighbourhood watch leader), Marius van der Berg (team leader: operations), Theresa Behrens (team leader: support), Ronald Hacouebord (team leader: information). Residents who would like to become involved with the AfriForum Neighbourhood Watch are welcome to contact Scheepers on 083 460 0383.
“I am glad that this neighbourhood watch could be established. It is very good when the community realizes that they must take responsibility for their own safety and not leave everything to the SAPS, which also does not always have the necessary resources and manpower. I believe that the AfriForum Neighbourhood Watch will work very well with other local security role players,” says David Olivier, AfriForum’s District Coordinator for the Southern Cape.
The community is encouraged to get involved with AfriForum’s Mossel Bay branch to make a real difference: SMS “Mossel Bay” to 45350 (R1).