Local carer, umpire wins award

2016-12-15 06:01
 Brenda Mamputa receiving her hard won award from City of Cape Town official Robbie Roberts.

Brenda Mamputa receiving her hard won award from City of Cape Town official Robbie Roberts.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security Directorate hosted the second annual Neighbourhood Watch Awards ceremony on Saturday

The awards ceremony, a joint initiative between the city and the community policing sector, recognised the tireless efforts of civilians helping to build safer communities.

The Neighbourhood Watch Awards is an opportunity to recognise the tireless work being done by dedicated volunteers and active neighbourhood watch groups in the fight against increasing crime levels in their respective communities.

The city’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith said: ‘This is such an opportunity to celebrate, but also highlight the important work that civil society is doing to help build a safer Cape Town.

Community policing fulfils a role that law enforcement agencies can’t because it means an ear to the ground, an intimate understanding of how the neighbourhood works and where the areas are that need attention.

More importantly, policing is everyone’s business because we simply do not have enough law enforcement officers to saturate each and every community. It’s been proven that suburbs with effective community policing structures are safer and I call on more residents to become involved in some way, shape or form,’.

Khayelitsha’s Brenda Mamputa won The Safe City Award.

She is from the Khayelitsha community care group and is the first black female cricket umpire in the country. She also runs a soup kitchen for 500 beneficiaries in her neighbourhood.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.