Late councillor’s impact still felt

2019-12-17 06:00
Cameras have been installed along Kilimanjaro Street. PHOTO: Samantha Lee-Jacobs

Cameras have been installed along Kilimanjaro Street. PHOTO: Samantha Lee-Jacobs

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Thanks to the late ward 82 councillor Sheval Arendse’s final projects set aside in his ward allocation budget, CCTV cameras were installed in Tafelsig.

The cameras are placed along Kilimanjaro Street and overlook the area around Perseverance Primary School.

Arendse was the former subcouncil chair for the Wolfgat Subcouncil (subcouncil 12). After he fell ill, which subsequently lead to his passing earlier this year, ward 79 councillor Solomon Philander was appointed to replace him.

Ahead of the by-election held in November, Philander managed the roll out many of Arendse’s allocated projects.

“Arendse tabled this in 2018 at subcouncil and it was approved by full council in May this year. Arendse was one of the first councillors to make ward allocation funding available for CCTV cameras,” says Philander.

He adds that other councillors in the subcouncil also plan to make funding available for the roll-out of more cameras. The cameras cost R350 000 with an additional R150 000 allocated for the monitoring of the surveillance.

The additional budget was allocated to hopefully have the surveillance monitored locally. The feed is currently being directly monitored by the City of Cape Town’s Metro Police Goodwood control room.

Philander says Arendse ensured the projects were signed off and completed before he passed on and other projects identified by him are still being rolled out.

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