Town rangers to patrol Central

2015-06-03 06:00
Rangers Sicelo Zalabe and Phillinda Reid on duty.


: Rangers Sicelo Zalabe and Phillinda Reid on duty. PHoto: SUPPLIED

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

IN a bid to keep the upgraded areas of Central safe and clean, MBDA have introduced Central Rangers who now patrol the CBD, ensuring laws and municipal by-law offenders are dealt with.

MBDA’s Marketing and Communications Manager, Luvuyo Bangazi, said while the concept of rangers is not new, their town rangers are an additional mechanism by the MBDA in a bid to maintain the upgraded areas.

“They deal with law and by-law transgressions, such as criminal activity, management and regulation of informal trading and illegal posters. They also monitor and ensure that the cleansing and security service providers render services as per their contract standards, visiting businesses from time to time in a bid to change perceptions, and provide help to the lost, destitute, injured or sick.”

Bangazi said their rangers which consist of three town rangers and two in the CBD, also work closely with the newly established Tourism Ambassador programme.

Bangazi said in order for the rangers to fulfil their jobs, they are working in close co-operation with Police and other law enforcement authorities such as the Municipal safety and security, SARS customs, and SA home affairs immigrations.

The MBDA say the ranger programme is a permanent feature of their developments. They are also looking to expand the programme in future, said Bangazi.

Bangazi said the operations related to the rangers are part of the MBDA operation’s budget, allocated and approved by the Municipality.

Bangazi could not confirm how much remuneration the rangers receive, saying, “The rangers are part and parcel of the full time staff of the MBDA. As a result income issues are governed by employer/employee confidentiality clauses.”

Join the conversation! 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.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

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 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.