March to address social injustice

2016-07-20 06:00
Photo: supplied Participants in the drug awareness march and community programme.

Photo: supplied Participants in the drug awareness march and community programme.

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DURBAN South is a community that has been plagued over the past decade by crime, suicide, hijackings, violent protests, poor governance, poverty, drug abuse, child and women abuse and many other social injustices.
The people of the city have been overwhelmed by the scourge of these social injustices that has been on the rise. This has placed overwhelming pressure on the community and law enforcement agencies within the city.

“In their growing fear, the community have retreated in many ways to accept these injustices as a social norm in society. We believe that in every generation a company must rise as agents of change to arrest the decay in society and bring about the radical transformation that is needed.
“We believe an awakening is required in the community to inspire them once again to fight for the city and the ‘Take Back The Future­’ campaign is a paradigm shift that says ‘enough is enough’,” said ACDP candidate for Ward 97, Naresh Singh, steering this initiative.

He said it is from this premise that they hope to rally a movement of young people who will transform the thinking paradigm of the people within the city through active participation in community awareness programmes to inspire our city once again.

As a result, a drug awareness march and community programme was held on Thursday, 16 June in Isipingo, which saw many young people and community stakeholders converge to make the event successful. This was the first of other campaigns that will take place.

SAPS, Strelitzia Secondary School, Metro Police, RAUF, AMCUP, ACDP, Julos Centre and other religious and community organisations also participated in the programme.

“We have found there is a great desire among all community stakeholders to bring about change and we are confident that together we can succeed. We trust that this initiative, ‘Take Back Your Future’, will gain momentum and inspire a people to bring about the transformation we so desperately need,” Singh added.

For more information, follow the initiative on Facebook – “Take Back Your Future”, and stay informed or contact Singh on 083 984 8005 or 083 393 5340. - Supplied.

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