AfriForum’s Benoni branch did maintenance at Pauline Davis Court and Deneys Conradie Residentia on 18 and 19 October 2019. Their action forms part of AfriForum’s #YourTown campaign which aims to help communities solve problems in their town through their own initiatives. The branch replaced lightbulbs, removed illegal posters and cleaned the areas around the homes.
A team of volunteers replaced 48 lights at Pauline Davis Court on Friday 18 October. Criminals sometimes enter the premises by climbing over the wall and residents’ clothes have been stolen in the past. To curb this problem and to improve safety, the branch installed a 28 metre long fence next to the existing fence.
On 19 October 2019 the team visited the Denys Conradie Residentia where they replaced a number of lightbulbs and cleaned up the veld next to the home. The branch also removed illegal posters in the Western Extension area in Northmead. The day’s activities were wrapped up with a boerewors roll for all those who offered a helping hand.
“Small gestures such as these mean a lot to the community and especially our senior citizens, who welcomed the AfriForum team with open arms. They are thankful for the functioning lights and secure fence. For the first time in a very long time, many of these old people are able to go to bed feeling safe,” says Dean Ambrose, Chairperson of the Environmental Affairs Portfolio for AfriForum’s Benoni branch.
“This is an excellent example of how community members and organisations can take action to contribute to a cleaner and safer town,” says Marié Naudé, AfriForum’s District Coordinator for the East Rand.
Contribute to make your town a safer and cleaner place: SMS “OnsDorp” to 45342 (R1).