Community Safety MEC Alan Winde and Social Development MEC Albert Frtiz addressed the Springwood Baptist Church to discuss several matters of safety and security on Sunday 18 November. Winde addressed the community on the role of society with government in fighting gangsterism and crime and the importance of the churches in dealing with some of the challenges in the Western Cape. He also informed the community about several exciting projects which will be launched soon and encouraged the community to contact his office with tips on guns and gang houses, saying that individuals will receive a R10 000 reward should the information be found to be true.Ricardo Mackenzie, member of provincial parliament, says: “I thought it important to invite the new MEC for safety and security to come and address the community in Mitchell’s Plain and also learn directly from them about what some of the challenges are with regard to safety and security. I was also happy that it was such an interactive session with more than 15 people asking questions and raising their concerns about the safety and security in our communities. I want to thank the pastor, who is also a former police officer, for the work he is doing in Lentegeur and encourage more churches to work with government in dealing with some of the challenges in our communities.” Fritz also spoke about the important role of society and encouraged more NGOs to apply for funding to assist with some of the social challenges.