‘Caring’ for the community

Captain SJ Xulu and Steven King at the renovated Hillcrest SAPS police station. Photo: Kalisha Naicker
Captain SJ Xulu and Steven King at the renovated Hillcrest SAPS police station. Photo: Kalisha Naicker

SA C.A.R.E.S. is a division of SA Community Crime Watch that was launched this year to assist communities in need.

Founder Steven King said the aim of the organisation is to get the community working together for a common goal - eradicate crime.

He says that although there are many crime-fighting organisations, what sets SA C.A.R.E.S. apart from the rest is that they work at grass-root level.

“We are focusing on the immediate needs of the community. If home owners cannot afford to cut verges, we will get someone to assist, if fences are broken perhaps there is a DIY individual we can get to repair it,” he said.

King said all cases will be assessed first before SA C.A.R.E.S. assists.

The first project that SA C.A.R.E.S. completed for the year was the Upliftment Project at Hillcrest SAPS.

“We repaired all the electrical issues with assistance from Mike Bourne from M.B. Projects. The painting was done by Warwick Hultzer of Complete Home Maintenance, Graeme Webb from Gramon Plumbers repaired all the plumbing.”

In addition Joe Donnelly from Polar Air assisted with the air conditioners and garden services were completed by Maruis Heroldt.

“Welding was done by Martin Pieters from Allaround Special Services and Support Services and monitoring was done by Secure Link. Ian Ross from Waterfall Mica supplied the hardware.”

King thanked the sponsors for assisting in the project.

“We salute you for your great community spirit and assistance,” he said.

SAPS acting station commander Colonel Anton Myburg and logistics captain, Yolanda Van der Berg also thanked the organisations and donors for the upliftment of the station.

The duo said this will provide a more productive working environment for officers at the station.

King appealed to other community members and businesses to get on board and join the SA C.A.R.E.S. family.

“Any help we receive will be appreciated and beneficial to the entire community. Should you wish to help or contribute in any of our current or upcoming projects, call King on 082 820 4017.”.

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