CTown calls for social strategy comment

By Drum Digital
08 March 2013

The City of Cape Town has called for public comment on its draft social development strategy, an official said on Friday.

Mayor Patricia de Lille's spokesman, Solly Malatsi, said the strategy addressed poverty, inequality, and other social ills.

It also encouraged people to take part in their own development.

"The strategy outlines what the city is doing, plans to do, and shows where partners, such as businesses, communities, and civil society, can contribute," Malatsi said.

The strategy had five objectives -- to maximise income-generating opportunities for those at risk of exclusion; promote community safety; increase access to infrastructure and services for the vulnerable; foster social integration; and mobilise resources for social development.

Citizens, civil society, and other parties could visit their nearest library, sub-council office, or go to the city's website, to offer input.

-by Sapa

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